Silken Threads: History and Aesthetics of Embroidered Textiles from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam

Silken Threads: History and Aesthetics of Embroidered Textiles from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam

by Young Yang Chung

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Silken Threads: History and Aesthetics of Embroidered Textiles from China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam by Young Yang Chung

Master embroiderer and world-renowned textile historian Young Yang Chung brings a wealth of new information to light in Silken Threads, to date one of the most authoritative and comprehensive guides to the origins, history, aesthetics, and cultural context of embroidered textiles in East Asia. Lavishly illustrated with photographs of magnificent dragon and bridal robes, rank badges, kimonos, and other gorgeous embroidered textiles, this book is not only an indispensable reference in the field but also a delight to the eye.

The reader will discover in greater detail than ever before the fascinating evolution of the elaborately embroidered rank badge, a crucial element of clothing for all government officials at court in East Asian cultures. Chung's recent findings about Korean and Vietnamese embroidery traditions are also new to this book. The author's many revelations, uncovered through intensive research since the publication of her 1979 book The Art of Oriental Embroidery, should settle longstanding debates among textile scholars.

Author Bio: Young Yang Chung, world-renowned embroiderer, is the author of Abrams' Painting with a Needle. Her 1979 book, The Art of Oriental Embroidery, was the first English-language book devoted to the development of silk embroidery in East Asia. She divides her time between her native Korea and New York. Robert D. Mowry is the Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art at the Harvard University Art Museums.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810943308
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2004
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

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