This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer. There are 2 other images of this object. See our image rights statement.

 

Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1937

  • Work on this object began.

2021

2022

  • You found it!

Textile, Langton

This is a Textile. It was designed by Marion Dorn Kauffer. It is dated 1937. Its medium is screen-printed chintz and cotton. It is a part of the department.

Textile manufacturers began screen-printing as a low-cost way to produce short runs of contemporary designs. The new technique allowed many artists, including Dorn, to transfer their drawing and painting skills to designing patterns for textiles. The use of screen-printing even simulated the painterly effects of color washes and brushstrokes, as seen in Langton and Zodiac.

It is credited The Whitworth, The University of Manchester.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 275 × 130 cm (9 ft. 1/4 in. × 51 3/16 in.) Roll (Plexi tube / mount without rolled textile): 6 × 137 cm (2 3/8 × 53 15/16 in.)

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-4.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/2318805129/ |title=Textile, Langton |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=28 January 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>