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Greek and Roman textiles and dress : an interdisciplinary anthology.

Author: Mary Harlow; Marie-Louise Nosch
Publisher: Havertown : Oxbow Books, 2014.
Series: Textile Research Series.
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Twenty chapters present the range of current research into the study of textiles and dress in classical antiquity, stressing the need for cross and inter-disciplinarity study in order to gain the fullest picture of surviving material. Issues addressed include: the importance of studying textiles to understand economy and landscape in the past; different types of embellishments of dress from weaving techniques to the  Read more...
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Harlow, Mary
Greek and Roman Textiles and Dress : An Interdisciplinary Anthology
Havertown : Oxbow Books,c2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Harlow; Marie-Louise Nosch
ISBN: 9781782977186 178297718X
OCLC Number: 905992704
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (425 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Chapter 1: Weaving the Threads: methodologies in textile and dress research for the Greekand Roman world --
the state of the art and the case for cross-disciplinarityby Mary Harlow and Marie-Louise Nosch; Chapter 2: Embellishment Techniques of Classical Greek Textiles by Stella Spantidaki; Chapter 3: The Importance of Beginnings: gender and reproduction in mathematics and weavingby Ellen Harlizius-Klück; Chapter 4: Representation and Realities: fibulas and pins in Greek and Near Eastern iconographyby Cecilie Brøns Chapter 5: Dressing the Citharode: a chapter in Greek musical and cultic imagery by Marco ErcolesChapter 6: Alchemical Textiles: colourful garments, recipes and dyeing techniquesin Graeco-Roman Egyptby Matteo Martelli; Chapter 7: The Conservation of a 5th-Century BC Excavated Textile Find from the KerameikosCemetery at Athensby Christina Margariti and Maria Kinti; Chapter 8: Transport Amphoras and Loomweights: integrating elements of ancientGreek economies?by Mark L. Lawall; Chapter 9: The Wool Basket: function, depiction and meaning of the kalathosby Elisabeth Trinkl Chapter 10: Unravelling the Tangled Threads of Ancient Embroidery: a compilation ofwritten sources and archaeologically preserved textilesby Kerstin Droß-Krüpe and Annette Paetz gen. SchieckChapter 11: New Archaeological Data for the Understanding of Weaving in Herakleia,Southern Basilicata, Italyby Francesco Meo; Chapter 12: Roman Art: what can it tell us about dress and textiles? A discussionon the use of visual evidence as sources for textile researchby Lena Larsson Lovén Chapter 13: Where Marble Meets Colour: surface texturing of hair, skin and dress on Romanmarble portraits as support for painted polychromyby Amalie SkovmøllerChapter 14: Dressing the Adulteressby Jessica Dixon; Chapter 15: Looking Between Loom and Laundry: vision and communication in Ostianfulling workshopsby Elizabeth Bevis; Chapter 16: Roman Textiles and Barbarians: some observations on textile exchangebetween the Roman Empire and Barbaricumby Zofia Kaczmarek; Chapter 17: The Multiple Functions and Lives of a Textile: the reuse of a garmentby Ines Bogensperger Chapter 18: Discovering Late Antique Textiles in the Public Collections in Spain:an interdisciplinary research projectby Laura Rodríguez Peinado, Ana Cabrera Lafuente, Enrique Parra Cregoand Luis Turell CollChapter 19: A New Approach to the Understanding of Historic Textilesby Pilar Borrego and Carmen Vega; Chapter 20: Burial Threads: a late antique textile and the iconography of the VirginAnnunciate spinningby Catherine C. Taylor
Series Title: Textile Research Series.

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Twenty chapters present the range of current research into the study of textiles and dress in classical antiquity, stressing the need for cross and inter-disciplinarity study in order to gain the fullest picture of surviving material. Issues addressed include: the importance of studying textiles to understand economy and landscape in the past; different types of embellishments of dress from weaving techniques to the (late introduction) of embroidery; the close links between the language of ancient mathematics and weaving; the relationships of iconography to the realities of clothed bodies incl.

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