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World Textiles A Concise History

ISBN-10: 0500203695
ISBN-13: 9780500203699
Edition: 2003
Authors: Mary Schoeser
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 6/17/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968

Written as a chronological survey spanning prehistory to the early 21st century, this book is organized around five themes - materials, methods, trade, technology and social structures - which allow textiles from all ages to be investigated from many perspectives.

Mary Schoeser is a textile historian and curator who has advised EnglishHeritage, the National Trust, Liberty of London, and the MetropolitanMuseum of Art. She is Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts,London.

Introduction
Prehistoric Materials and Techniques
The Dye and Loom Age c. 3000-400 BC
Trade and Trends 750 BC to AD 600
Church and State AD 600-1500
Western Ideas and Styles Dispersed 1300-1900
Oriental Influences 1450-1900
Surface Patterning from Indigo to Ikat 600-1900
The Importance of Cotton and Linen 1500-1950
New Technology 1600-2000
The Art of Textiles 1850-Today
Glossary
Bibliography
Acknowledgments for Illustrations
Geographical Index
Subject Index
Acknowledgments

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