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5,000 Years of Textiles is an authoritative reference and a visual delight, with examples from the Far East to the Americas, from Africa to Scandinavia, and from Egyptian artifacts dating from 3000 BC to the most up-to-date modern craftwork and furnishings.  The new coffee table format is larger (8 1/2 x 10 3/4), and more beautiful than before. The book includes an expert guide to nine fundamental textile techniques, from rug weaving and tapestry to felt and bark cloth. Each is clearly explained, using line drawings and close-up color details from actual textiles, to show how people from many different traditions have made and decorated cloth through the centuries. The breathtaking wealth of illustrations drawn from major collections all over the world includes costumes, period interiors, archival photographs, and a vast range of fabrics, from the simplest handwoven cloths to sumptuous brocades and exquisite embroidery.

About the Author

Jennifer Harris is deputy director and curator of textiles at Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester. She lives in England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588343079
Author:
Harris, Jennifer
Publisher:
Smithsonian Books (DC)
Subject:
Textile & Costume
Subject:
General
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20110331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
327 COLOR AND 98 BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
10.79 x 8.69 x .91 in 2.9 lb

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