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Textiles : The Art of Mankind - Mary Schoeser


The Art of Mankind

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2012
ISBN: 9780500516454
Number Of Pages: 568

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Textiles are the most ubiquitous, diverse, and consistently creative art formon the planet. This major new work comprises more than one thousandimages that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity, or complexity of textilescreated around the world.Based on knowledge accrued over a lifetime of immersion in the textilearts, Mary Schoeser's definitive text offers sweeping insight into the rolethat textiles have played throughout human civilization. The juxtapositionof historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imaginationof textile designers through the centuries as well as the remarkable rangeof achievements.Detailed images and informed captions illustrate the variety and allureof textiles, and the informative descriptions include histories of privatecollections, underscoring the importance of context for appreciating theexquisite detail of fabric and cloth. An extensive resource section providesvaluable information about museum and textile associations across the globe.

Industry Reviews

'As good as it gets ... a wonderful resource and reference book ... this wonderfully illustrated book is a rich visual feast ... clear and thought-provoking' - Selvedge
'Can be picked up often as a reference, an inspiration, or for personal refreshment ... an extraordinary accomplishment that pays tribute to this field and its practitioners' - Surface Design Journal
'The writer's knowledge of the field and her practical experience of making are evident throughout ... a sumptuous - and well-writtendesign resource aimed at inspiring textile art and design of the future' - Textile History
'With its sumptuous cloth cover and more than 1,000 colour images of historical and contemporary textiles, this fascinating journey through the history and meanings of textiles cannot fail to impress' - Embroidery

ISBN: 9780500516454
ISBN-10: 0500516456
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 1st November 2012
Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.65 x 23.55  x 5.06
Weight (kg): 3.27
Edition Number: 1

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