Textiles The Whole Story - Uses, Meanings, Significance

ISBN-10: 0500515662

ISBN-13: 9780500515662

Edition: 2011

Authors: Beverly Gordon
List price: $60.00
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Description: There are few aspects of our lives'¬ ;physical, emotional, spiritual'¬ ;in which thread and fabrics do not play a notable part. Beverly Gordon reminds us memorably and movingly of the powerful significance of fabric throughout human history. Her study of textile art and history is combined with her own hands-on experience: spinning silk from silk- worm cocoons, weaving cloth, and creating natural dyes. The author bridges past and present from the Stone Age, when humans first learned to make cordage or thread, to twenty-first-century '¬Ssmart fabrics,'¬ which can regulate body temperature or measure the wearer'¬"s pulse. Her discussion integrates art, science, history, and anthropology, and she draws on examples from around the globe. A dazzling array of illustrations includes paintings and photographs of both historic and contemporary textiles and a broad collection of textiles being created, worn, and lived with.

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List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/7/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.498
Language: English

Beverly Gordon is Professor Emeritus in the Design Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her previous books include Shaker Textile Arts , Feltmaking , and The Saturated World: Aesthetic Meaning, Intimate Objects, Women's Lives, 1890-1940 .

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