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World Textiles: A Concise History

Mary Schoeser

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Thames & Hudson Ltd
01 July 2003
Textile artworks; History: specific events & topics; Antiques & collectables: carpets, rugs & textiles
Series: World of Art
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 angles: how they are made, what they are made from, how they function in society, the ways in which they are valued and given meaning, and the messages they contain. This approach shows the intricate relationships between different cultures' textile traditions, and above all demonstrates the awesome significance and the history of the materials that we all take for granted in our everyday lives.
By:   Mary Schoeser
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 150mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9780500203699
ISBN 10:   0500203695
Series:   World of Art
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 July 2003
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely

Mary Schoeser is a leading authority in the field of textiles and is Honorary President of the UK Textile Society. As an adviser on historic textiles and wallpaper, she has worked with organizations such as English Heritage, the National Trust, Liberty in London and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Schoeser has organized many textile exhibitions, including a collaboration with the Design Museum at the University of California, Davis, to highlight elements of their collection researched in connection with this book. Her previous publications include International Textiles and World Textiles.

Reviews for World Textiles: A Concise History

'Well written and comprehensive, the wealth of beautiful illustrations in World Textiles makes it hard to put down' - The Lecturer 'It is difficult to think of a valid reason why anyone with an interest in textiles should not obtain a copy' - Textiles

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