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This gorgeously illustrated volume not only offers a tour through the fascinating history of silk but also a glimpse into the future, when imaginative designers and textile producers will be changing the boundaries of what is possible with this extraordinary material. Textile expert Mary Schoeser presents an authoritative account of the development of silk, its properties and practical uses, and its role in some of the greatest achievements in the history of fashion design.

Silk is magical. Made by worms, it is able to absorb up to thirty times its weight in water, it is warmer than wool, and it is unsurpassed for beauty and touch. Schoeser focuses keen attention on silkand#8217;s evolution as a symbol of status and substance, then traces its central function in 19th- and 20th-century glamour, expressed through the work of designers from Christian Dior to Yves Saint Laurent, Balenciaga to Emmanuel Ungaro. Schoeser also examines the innovative use of silk by todayand#8217;s cutting-edge designers, among them Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, and John Galliano of Dior. She concludes with a detailed investigation of new silk technologies and how they continue to extend both the physical properties of silk and the possibilities for creative design.

About the Author

Mary Schoeser is senior research fellow in fashion/textiles at Central St. Martinand#8217;s College of Art and Design in London. She has served as historic textiles advisor to English Heritage and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among her many books is World Textiles: A Concise History. Julien Macdonald is a leading designer of couture and ready-to-wear fashions. In 2001 he was named British Designer of the Year, and he was creative director of Givenchy in Paris from 2001 to 2004. Bruno Marcandalli is director of Institute for Silk Research (Stazione Sperimentale per la Seta) in Milan and professor of the chemistry and technology of coloring substances at the Universitand#224; delland#8217;Insubria, Como.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300117417
Author:
Schoeser, Mary
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Foreword by:
MacDonald, Julien
Foreword:
MacDonald, Julien
Contribution by:
Marcandalli, Bruno
Contribution:
Marcandalli, Bruno
Author:
Marcandalli, Bruno
Author:
MacDonald, Julien
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Design - Textile & Costume
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Textile fabrics
Subject:
Textile & Costume
Subject:
Silk -- History.
Subject:
Textile fabrics -- History.
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070528
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 b/w + 258 color illus.
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in 3.6 lb

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