Textiles: The Art of Mankind

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A comprehensive celebration of the spectacular and enduring appeal of textiles across time and cultures
Textiles are the most ubiquitous, diverse, and consistently creative art form on the planet. This major new work comprises more than one thousand images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity, or complexity of textiles created around the world. Based on knowledge accrued over a lifetime of immersion in the textile arts, Mary Schoeser’s definitive text offers sweeping ...

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Overview

A comprehensive celebration of the spectacular and enduring appeal of textiles across time and cultures
Textiles are the most ubiquitous, diverse, and consistently creative art form on the planet. This major new work comprises more than one thousand images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity, or complexity of textiles created around the world. Based on knowledge accrued over a lifetime of immersion in the textile arts, Mary Schoeser’s definitive text offers sweeping insight into the role that textiles have played throughout human civilization. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers through the centuries as well as the remarkable range of achievements. Detailed images and informed captions illustrate the variety and allure of textiles, and the informative descriptions include histories of private collections, underscoring the importance of context for appreciating the exquisite detail of fabric and cloth. An extensive resource section provides valuable information about museum and textile associations across the globe.

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“Image and text together provide an engaging look at contemporary textile art and design and its influences.”
Library Journal
Textile historian Schoeser (World Textiles: A Concise History) here pulls together her thoughts and experiences with textile collections around the world. Instead of organizing the book chronologically or geographically, Schoeser has divided it into six sections: Impact, Ingredients, Structure, Surface, Added Dimensions, and Imagery. Each section presents an essay illustrated by beautiful photographs that feature a wide range of textiles, designers, and artists. All types, materials, and uses of textiles are considered, from ancient fragments to modern art, from clothing to furnishings, and from printed to embroidered fabrics. The photo captions are informative on their own, so the work can function as a coffee-table book as well as an art historical reference. VERDICT While other titles on textiles cover some aspects discussed in this volume, they don't encompass the breadth of materials or uses presented here, and most do not have such extensive illustrations. This lavishly illustrated work is highly recommended as much for its essays as its photographs. Textile lovers will want it in their collections.—Margaret Henderson, Midlothian, VA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500516454
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 12/15/2012
  • Pages: 568
  • Sales rank: 235,942
  • Product dimensions: 9.40 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Schoeser is a textile historian and curator who has advised English
Heritage, the National Trust, Liberty of London, and the Metropolitan
Museum of Art. She is Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts,
London.

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