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Textiles : the art of mankind

Author: Mary Schoeser
Publisher: New York : Thames & Hudson, [2019] ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work comprises more than 1000 images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity or complexity of textiles created around the world. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers throughout history, as well as the remarkable range of achievements.
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Genre/Form: History
Illustrated works
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Schoeser
ISBN: 9780500516454 0500516456
OCLC Number: 1198175955
Notes: "1,058 color illustrations."
"Reprinted, with corrections, 2019"--Title page verso.
Description: 568 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Impact : Context ; Language, legacies and learning ; Colour and the global vision --
Ingredients : Invention ; Intentions ; Alchemy --
Structure : Non-tensioned techniques ; Looping, knotting, lacing and twisting ; Loom-weaving --
Surface : Yarns ; Stitch ; Painting and printing --
Added dimensions : Letting the cloth speak ; Patchwork and quilting ; Textiles parkour --
Imagery : Identity ; Narrative ; Of time and place.
Responsibility: Mary Schoeser.

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This work comprises more than 1000 images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity or complexity of textiles created around the world. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers throughout history, as well as the remarkable range of achievements.

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