"Notebook" Fabric

Designed by Robert Venturi, American, born 1925. Made by the The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia.

Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America

Designed 1981-1984

Print on cotton

56 inches x 9 feet (142.2 x 274.3 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Collab: The Group for Modern and Contemporary Design at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987

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Like the dashes in the Grandmother fabric, the Notebook pattern was inspired by standard stationers' supplies, but according to Denise Scott Brown, it evolved "to look more like the black-and-white blobs on the covers of composition notebooks that American children use in school."