The Fabric of Life

Textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia

Author: Fahmida Suleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714111902


Page: 240

View: 7429

A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the textile traditions of a culturally diverse region, from the late eighteenth century to the present day.
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Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia

The Fabric of Life

Author: Fahmida Suleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519912


Page: 240

View: 2086

A beautifully illustrated exploration of the textile traditions of a culturally diverse region, from the late eighteenth century to the present day, featuring works from the extraordinary textile collection at the British Museum
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Interwoven Globe

The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800

Author: Amelia Peck,Amy Elizabeth Bogansky

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394964

Category: Exoticism in art

Page: 350

View: 743

A global exploration of textile design and its far-reaching influence on aesthetics, commerce, and taste
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"Textiles, Fashion, and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War "

Principles of Dress

Author: Rebecca Houze

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351546872

Category: Art

Page: 470

View: 1563

Filling a critical gap in Vienna 1900 studies, this book offers a new reading of fin-de-si?e culture in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy by looking at the unusual and widespread preoccupation with embroidery, fabrics, clothing, and fashion - both literally and metaphorically. The author resurrects lesser known critics, practitioners, and curators from obscurity, while also discussing the textile interests of better known figures, notably Gottfried Semper and Alois Riegl. Spanning the 50-year life of the Dual Monarchy, this study uncovers new territory in the history of art history, insists on the crucial place of women within modernism, and broadens the cultural history of Habsburg Central Europe by revealing the complex relationships among art history, women, and Austria-Hungary. Rebecca Houze surveys a wide range of materials, from craft and folk art to industrial design, and includes overlooked sources-from fashion magazines to World's Fair maps, from exhibition catalogues to museum lectures, from feminist journals to ethnographic collections. Restoring women to their place at the intersection of intellectual and artistic debates of the time, this book weaves together discourses of the academic, scientific, and commercial design communities with middle-class life as expressed through popular culture.
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The Storied Fabrics of Europe and America

Author: Michele Palmer,Lori Beth Garris

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764318917

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

View: 4046

Toilescenic fabric originally printed from copperplateshas been a decorating sensation for over two hundred and fifty years. This comprehensive guide presents the history of toile from its beginnings in eighteenth century Britain and France. Hundreds of scenic designs are shown in 225 beautiful color photographs. Antique, vintage, and reproduction toile patterns are described with an identification and value guide.
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African Textiles Today

Author: Christopher Spring

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

ISBN: 1588343804

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 5344

Creating and trading numerous types of cloth have been vital elements in African life and culture for at least two millennia, linking different parts of the continent with each other and the rest of the world. "African Textiles Today" shows how ideas, techniques, materials and markets have adapted and flourished, and how the dynamic traditions in African textiles have provided inspiration for the continents foremost contemporary artists and photographers.
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World Textiles

A Sourcebook

Author: Diane Waller,Shelagh Weir,Sheila Paine

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781566568708

Category: Art

Page: 368

View: 5510

Showcases textiles from around the world through color photographs of garments, close-up views of the fabric, and captions that describe the designs, symbolism, history, and techniques of each piece.
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Europe's Rich Fabric

The Consumption, Commercialisation, and Production of Luxury Textiles in Italy, the Low Countries and Neighbouring Territories (Fourteenth-Sixteenth Centuries)

Author: Dr Bart Lambert,Dr Katherine Anne Wilson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472406109

Category: History

Page: 258

View: 7945

Throughout human history luxury textiles have been used as a marker of importance, power and distinction. Yet, as the essays in this collection make clear, the term ‘luxury’ is one that can be fraught with difficulties for historians. Focusing upon the consumption, commercialisation and production of luxury textiles in Italy and the Low Countries during the late medieval and early modern period, this volume offers a fascinating exploration of the varied and subtle ways that luxury could be interpreted and understood in the past. Beginning with the consumption of luxury textiles, it takes the reader on a journey back from the market place, to the commercialisation of rich fabrics by an international network of traders, before arriving at the workshop to explore the Italian and Burgundian world of production of damasks, silks and tapestries. The first part of the volume deals with the consumption of luxury textiles, through an investigation of courtly purchases, as well as urban and clerical markets, before the chapters in part two move on to explore the commercialisation of luxury textiles by merchants who facilitated their trade from the cities of Lucca, Florence and Venice. The third part then focusses upon manufacture, encouraging consideration of the concept of luxury during this period through the Italian silk industry and the production of high-quality woollens in the Low Countries. Graeme Small draws the various themes of the volume together in a conclusion that suggests profitable future avenues of research into this important subject.
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Islamic Textiles

Author: Patricia L. Baker

Publisher: British Museum Press


Category: Design

Page: 192

View: 3687

Very Good,No Highlights or Markup,all pages are intact.
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Textiles from the Andes

Author: Penelope Dransart,Penny Dransart,Helen Wolfe

Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9781566568593

Category: Design

Page: 87

View: 4705

Looks at thirty textiles from the Andes housed in the British Museum, describing their historical, cultural, and environmental significance and their role in political and religious beliefs of the ancient civilization.
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The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650–2000

Author: Dr Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk,Mr Els Hiemstra-Kuperus,Prof Dr Lex Heerma van Voss

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409480674

Category: History

Page: 860

View: 4262

This impressive collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from pre-industrial times through to the twentieth century. After an introduction, the first part of the book is divided into twenty national studies on textile production over the period 1650–2000. To make them useful tools for international comparisons, each national overview is based on a consistent framework that defines the topics and issues to be treated in each chapter. The countries described have been selected to included the major historic producers of woollen and cotton fabrics, and the diversity of global experience, and include not only European nations, but also Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, Uruguay and the USA. The second part of the book consists of ten comparative papers on topics including globalization and trade, organization of production, space, identity, workplace, institutions, production relations, gender, ethnicity and the textile firm. These are based on the national overviews and additional literature, and will help apply current interdisciplinary and cultural concerns to a subject traditionally viewed largely through a social and economic history lens. Whilst offering a unique reference source for anyone interested in the history of a particular country's textile industry, the true strength of this project lies in its capacity of international comparison. By providing global comparative studies of key textile industries and workers, both geographically and thematically, this book provides a comprehensive and contemporary analysis of a major element of the world's economy. This allows historians to challenge many of the received ideas about globalization, for instance, highlighting how global competition for lower production costs is by no means a uniquely modern issue, and has been a feature of textile production for much of the last 350 years. As such this collection will be welcomed by all scholars engaged in the history of the textile industry and international trade.
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The 1820 Russian Survey of the Khanate of Shirvan

A Primary Source on the Demography and Economy of an Iranian Province prior to its Annexation by Russia

Author: George A. Bournoutian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1909724815

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 1889

Shirvan, today mainly part of Azerbaijan, existed as an autonomous khanate, under Iranian influence, until 1820, when under pressure from Russia, the khan fled to Iran, and Shirvan was immediately annexed along with two neighbouring khanates. Thus the last independent region in the South Caucasus was now incorporated in Russian territory. In order to enumerate the population and especially to ascertain revenues, a survey was ordered to be conducted. The survey, titled The Description of the Shirvan Province, compiled in 1820, was eventually published in 1867. The number of copies printed was very few, and only a handful of copies now exist. The present work is a translation of the original survey. It details the Christian and Muslim population and the revenues collected from each district and village. Bournoutian’s extensive annotations and explanatory notes provide an accurate picture of the demography and economic conditions of a former Iranian province prior to its incorporation into the Russian Empire.
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The Social Fabric of the Cook Islands

Author: Susanne Küchler,Andrea Eimke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877385742

Category: Cook Islands

Page: 118

View: 7580

Quilts generically known as tivaevae have been produced by women in the Cook Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, the Society Islands and elsewhere in Eastern Polynesia since the late 19th century, where they were a substitute for bark-cloth but also used in ways deeply invested in the new context of Christian domesticity. In the Cook Islands, quilts are stitched to be given away at funerals, at weddings and other events marking stages of loss and severance in the life of a person. Although often kept for years in trunks far away from the homeland as a result of the migrant diaspora, the quilt and its threads connect those who have been parted. Written from both an anthropological and an artistic perspective, this book examines the visual and cultural characteristics that have made the Polynesian quilt one of the most stunning and captivating art-forms to emerge from the Pacific. It also offers a glimpse into the role played by fabric in the history of contact with Europeans - although both traditions shared a common preoccupation with clothing, their understanding could not have been more different. Illustrated in colour throughout, with many specially commissioned photographs, the book will provide not only a unique insight into a culturally rich tradition but a visual feast to inspire both the quilt enthusiast and those interested in the broader field of fabric and textile design
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The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465407804

Category: Design

Page: 480

View: 3307

Tracing the evolution of fashion-from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today, Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting trends and innovative developments in the world of clothing. With a wealth of breathtaking spreads-from ancient Egyptian dress to Space Age Fashion and Grunge-and information on icons like Marie Antoinette, Clara Bow, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Alexander McQueen, Fashion will captivate anyone interested in style-whether it's the fashion-mad teen in Tokyo, the wannabe designer in college, or the fashionista intrigued by the violent origins of the stiletto and the birth of bling.
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5000 Years of Textiles

Author: Jennifer Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714150895

Category: Textile crafts

Page: 320

View: 4880

The first comprehensive survey in colour of textile art and production from pre-history to the present day, this book's geographical coverage spans the world from the Middle and Near East to Europe, the Americas and Africa, taking in Byzantine silks, the Ottaman Empire, Eastern carpets, damask, lace, tapestry and much more besides. Lavishly illustrated with examples drawn from major collections all over the world, including costumes, period interiors and fabrics, as well as numerous archive photographs. An introductory section explains the various methods of making and decorating cloth through the ages.
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Nomadic Felts

Author: Stephanie Bunn

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714125572

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 1994

Believed to be one of the earliest textiles, felt has been made by the nomadic peoples of Central Asia for over 2,500 years and the craft still thrives today as an integral part of their culture. Valued for both its functional and decorative qualities, felt is used to make yurts and all manner of objects relating to daily life, such as carpets, interior fittings, carrying bags, saddle cloths and clothing. Traditional feltmaking is also still practised in many other parts of the world, and this book is the first comprehensive overview. It looks in particular detail at the Turkic and Mongol traditions, which include felt from Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Xinjiang and from Mongolia, Tibet, Bhutan and South-East Asia respectively, as well as closely associated styles from Afghanistan and the Caucasus. Iranian, Turkish and Indian felts reveal historical influences from the Middle East, and felts from Romania, Hungary and Japan are also covered. As well as the history and technology of feltmaking, the book will explore patterns and symbolism. Illustrated with spectacular textiles from museums in Britain, the United States, Russia and Europe, as well as field photographs, archival material and details of motifs, this book will provide a unique insight into nomadic life as well as an inspirational source of designs for textile specialists.
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Toiles for All Seasons

French & English Printed Textiles

Author: Starr Siegele

Publisher: Bunker Hill Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781593730307

Category: Cooking

Page: 79

View: 8524

This book focuses specifically on the early scenic, copperplate and engraved roller printed furnishing fabrics, the rich complexity of their designs, and some of the fascinating stories their pictures reveal.
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Textiles and Clothing, C.1150-c.1450

Author: Elisabeth Crowfoot,Frances Pritchard,Kay Staniland

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843832393

Category: History

Page: 223

View: 5890

Scraps of clothing and other textiles are among the most evocative items to be discovered by archaeologists, signalling as they do their owner's status and concerns.
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Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba

Regional Yemeni Jewelry

Author: Marjorie Ransom

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9774166000

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 246

View: 1560

Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba documents a disappearing artistic and cultural tradition with over three hundred photographs showing individual pieces, rare images of women wearing their jewelry with traditional dress, and the various regions in Yemen where the author did her field research. Ransom's descriptions of the people she met and befriended, and her exploration of the significance of a woman's handmade jewelry with its attributes of power, protection, beauty, and personal identity, are a rich source of information that will appeal to ethnic jewelry fans, ethnographers, jewelry designers, and art historians. Amulet cases, hair ornaments, bridal headdresses, earrings, necklaces, ankle and wrist bracelets are all beautifully photographed in intricate detail, interspersed with the author's own photographs of the women who shared their stories and their hospitality with her. A chapter on the history of silversmithing in Yemen tells the surprising story of the famed Jewish Yemeni silversmiths, many of whom left Yemen in the late 1940s. This is the first in-depth study of Yemeni silver, uniquely illustrated with photographs of a world that is transforming before our eyes, and animated with the portraits of a precious legacy.
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Classic and Modern Fabrics

The Complete Illustrated Sourcebook

Author: Janet Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500515075

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 320

View: 6460

Documents all the major types of fabric in circulation today and includes a brief definition of the fabric, notes on fabric structure, and a list of uses for that fabric.
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