Textile Processing and Properties: Preparation, Dyeing, Finishing and Performance / Edition 2by T.L. Vigo, T. L. Vigo, Vigo T. L. Vigo
Pub. Date: 03/25/1994
Publisher: Elsevier Science
The type and amount of textile products have greatly proliferated over the last decade. Concomitant textile processing to improve the properties and ultimate performance has also undergone dramatic changes. Ready availability of instrumentation, computers, lasers and integration of these advances with similar progress in polymer/material science have led to the
The type and amount of textile products have greatly proliferated over the last decade. Concomitant textile processing to improve the properties and ultimate performance has also undergone dramatic changes. Ready availability of instrumentation, computers, lasers and integration of these advances with similar progress in polymer/material science have led to the need for a unified discussion on these topics.
The current book concisely discusses all aspects of textile processing, modification and performance for four major topics: preparation (by fiber type), dyeing and printing (dye type, theory and synthesis; dye classification by structure and application), improving functional and aesthetic textile properties (physical, chemical and physicochemical processes and concepts), and performance (chemical analysis, instrumental methods; physical, chemical, biological, multiple influences and standard tests). A detailed and logical progression from the initial purification of textiles to their performance and care is described. The book will be useful as a text for textile/polymer courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and as a comprehensive source of information for textile scientists, engineers, manufacturers, retailers and others with an interest in textile products.
Table of ContentsMadam Belle contributes new information and historical context to one of America's most famous, or infamous, madams. Wall shows how changes in Lexington and the horse industry during Brezing's era allowed her to seize this business opportunity in a way that other madams were not able to do before or after her time." Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader
"Wall's captivating study of Kentucky's most famous madam will take readers back to a lively time in Lexington's history. A biography of Belle Breezing was long overdue, and this is a good one." Jamie Nicholson, author of The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America's Premier Sporting Event and Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry
"A well-told tale that adds context and perspective about the red-haired madam's place in the power structures of both Lexington and the horse industry." Tom Eblen, Lexington Herald-Leader
"Maryjean Wall sheds new light on the tantalizing true story of vice and power in the Gilded Age South as told through Miss Belle's notorious life." Alan W. Petrucelli, The Examiner
"Wall has achieved the almost impossible. This engaging biography comes as close to revealing the life of Belle as is possible." Decatur Tribune
"[T]he fascinating true story of vice and power in the Gilded Age South." Florida Weekly
"Belle Brezing is the ideal protagonist.... [A] captivating tale of whores and horses." Wayne Curtis, Wall Street Journal
" Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel is a finely crafted, fast-paced, fascinating regional historical biography certain to have widespread appeal to both nonfiction and fiction readers." The Midwest Book Review
" Madam Belle is a delightfully charming scholarly work of genius." Southeastern Librarian
"Wall tells a story laced with sex, intrigue, and power to show the way public morality, urban growth, and economic expansion intersected in the Gilded Age South. [...] More than a simple biography, Wall provides an urban economic and political history of Lexington that explores elements of reform, economic growth, and business practices. Written in an accessible manner, this book is well worth the time of any reader interested in the history of prostitution, Kentucky, or the Gilded Age South." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"[... ] What Wall does brilliantly is write a biography of Madam Belle by placing her life in context, piecing together a jigsaw puzzle of what is known specifically about Brezing with what is known about Lexington and her many acquaintances at the time. [...] Madam Belle is as much a biography of one of Lexington's most infamous residents as it is a history of Lexington, Kentucky." Tennessee Libraries
"[...] [Wall] weaves a fascinating story that combines urban history, women's history, political history, economic history, and the history of sports, all focused on Lexington, with side stories usually related to the people who came to the Lexington area because of the horses.
[...] Wall provides an interesting study on one aspect of prostitution in a small city in the upper South." West Virginia History
"Maryjean Wall's book, Madam Belle, is full of amusing anecdotes and diverting digressions about the characters who inhabited the Lexington, Kentucky, underworld in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Ostensibly about the legendary madam Belle Brezing, Wall also offers a view into the world of Bluegrass horse culture, enlightening the reader about thoroughbreds, trotters, and the men who made their money on them. [... ] [T]here are many fun and fascinating threads here, and Madam Belle makes for entertaining reading." Ohio Valley History
"[T]he character portrayals were excellent. We get a clear picture of Madam Belle's family life, of her daughter and some of the people around her, especially some of the more important men with whom she may have been involved." Fallon Willoughby, Bowling Green Daily News
"Wall's research also offers an unexpected history of Bluegrass horse culture; horse racing defined Lexington, and the descriptions of the sport's history [...] provide a unique regionalism to the study.
[...] By intertwining the life of Belle Brezing with the changing landscape of the city of Lexington, Wall's book also offers significant insight into the moral shifts from the Victorian era to the Progressive era.
[... ] [A] new, vibrant addition to the history of gender, work, brothels, and Gilded Age life in a small city struggling to define itself." Journal of Southern History
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