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  • 5,000 Years of Textiles

    By Jennifer Harris

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781588343079
    • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
    • Published: March 2011
    5,000 Years of Textiles is an authoritative reference and a visual delight, with examples from the Far East to the Americas, from Africa to Scandinavia, and from Egyptian artifacts dating from 3000 BC to the most up-to-date modern craftwork and furnishings.  The new coffee table format is larger (8 1/2 x 10 3/4), and more beautiful than before. The book includes an expert guide to nine fundamental textile techniques, from rug weaving and tapestry to felt and bark cloth. Each is clearly explained, using line drawings and close-up color details from actual textiles, to show how people from many different traditions have made and decorated cloth through the centuries. The breathtaking wealth of illustrations drawn from major collections all over the world includes costumes, period interiors, archival photographs, and a vast range of fabrics, from the simplest handwoven cloths to sumptuous brocades and exquisite embroidery.
  • African Textiles Today

    By Chris Spring

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781588343802
    • Publisher: Smithsonian Books
    • Published: October 2012
  • African Textiles and Decorative Arts

    By Roy Sieber

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780870702273
    • Publisher: Museum of Modern Art
    • Published: January 1972
  • African Textiles and Decorative Arts

    By Roy Sieber

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780870702280
    • Publisher: MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
    • Published: December 1974
  • Alexander Girard Designs for Herman Miller

    By Alexander Girard

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780764306051
    • Publisher: Schiffer
    • Published: June 1998
  • All About Cotton: A Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook

    By Julie Parker

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780963761231
    • Publisher: Rain City Publishing
    • Published: November 1998
  • All About Silk: A Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook

    By Julie Parker

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780963761200
    • Publisher: Rain City Publishing
    • Published: December 1992
  • All About Wool: Fabric Dictionary & Swatchbook

    By Julie Parker

    Our Price: $65.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780963761224
    • Publisher: Rain City Publishing
    • Published: April 1996
    The third volume in Julie Parker's Fabric Reference Series explains the different fabrics made from wool and similar fibers, using plain English instead of confusing technical jargon. A detailed description of each fabric is illustrated with a real cloth sample, right there on the same page, which clarifies in the simplest way what a boiled wool, crpe, gabardine or whipcord actually looks and feels like. A comprehensive introduction covers characteristics of the fiber, history of wool, breeds of sheep and other wool-bearing animals (such as camels and goats), types of wool, the main sources of wool, the wool textile industry, industry trends and how to judge quality. The introduction is followed by two-page descriptions of the main fabric types, each illustrated with a 2-1/2' x 4' cloth sample and simple black-and-white drawings. In the back of the book, space is provided for the reader to collect additional samples and record personal notes, followed by a list of mail-order sources, glossary, bibliography and index.
  • America's Printed Fabrics 1770-1890

    By Barbara Brackman

    Our Price: $31.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781571202550
    • Publisher: C & T PUBLISHING
    • Published: August 2004
  • American Arts and Crafts Textiles

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810904347
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: May 2002
    One hundred years after its conception, the American Arts and Crafts Style - made famous by designers such as Gustav Stickley and Greene & Greene - remains popular. While most of the attention received focused on its achievements in architecture and furniture, the colorful table linens, curtains, pillows, clothing and other textiles have been largely overlooked - until the publication of this book! Especially valuable are its rare photographs, some showing the textiles in period settings. Illus., 200 photos, 150 in full color. 248p. Tears to dust jacket.
  • American Samplers

    By Ethel Stanwood Bolton

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517226438
    • Publisher: WEATHERVANE
    • Published: December 1988
  • Andean Textile Traditions: Papers from the 2001 Mayer Center Symposium At the Denver Art Museum

    By Margaret Young-Sanchez

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780914738527
    • Publisher: DENVER ART MUSEUM
    • Published: September 2006
    The Frederick and Jan Mayer Center for Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial Art at the Denver Art Museum sponsors annual symposia in these two fields of art. This volume presents essays on Andean textiles from the 2001 symposium. Color reproductions of many of these works illustrate the essays, which include:Weaving Principles for Life: Discontinuous Warp and Weft Textiles of Ancient Peru by Jane W. Rehl, Savannah College of Art and DesignClass, Control, and Power: The Anthropology of Textile Dyes at Pacatnamu by Ran Boytner, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLAFour-Part Head Cloths from the Peruvian Central Coast by Margaret Young-Snchez, Denver Art MuseumCosmology in Inca Tunics and Tectonics by Marianne Hogue, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityInka Colonial Tunics: A Case Study of the Bandelier Set by Joanne Pillsbury, Dumbarton OaksContemporary Andean Textiles as Cultural Communication by Andrea M. Heckman, University of New Mexico
  • Armenian Needlelace and Embroidery: A Preservation of Some of History's Oldest and Finest Needlework

    By Alice Odian Kasparian

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780914440659
    • Publisher: Epm Pubns Inc
    • Published: June 1983
  • Art Deco Textiles

    Our Price: $41.75
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781851773916
    • Publisher: V & A Publishing
    • Published: May 2011
    This book presents a stunning selection of the fabrics, which clothed the smart women and furnished the stylish interiors of Europe and America during the age of the Ballets Russes and jazz. The Paris 1925 Exhibition brought the richly exotic designs of Paul Poiret and Raoul Dufy to worldwide attention and the fabrics pictured here trace the Art Deco style as it evolves from its initial vibrant blossoming to a more geometric, avant-garde look. The V&A’s collection of Art Deco textiles encompasses luxury, silks, handblock printed pieces and functional man-made synthetics. This overview provides an invaluable resource and introduction to a particularly lively and popular period of textile design. List of Plates, Glossary, Notes on Firms & Designers, Bibliography. Color illustrations. 144p.
  • Art Fabric: Mainstream

    By Mildred Constantine

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780442216382
    • Publisher: VAN NOSTRAND REINHOLD
    • Published: June 1981

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