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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd; 1 edition (18 Jun 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500290334
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500290330
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 2.3 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,061 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Full of fascinating detail … comprehensive, colourful and vibrantly illustrated. --Geographical Magazine

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By nici williams on 6 Oct 2010
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A fantastic book full of illustrations, written content and wonderful photography!
Essentially, it's divided into looking at textiles from different reigons of the world, 11 different areas in total: for example Guatemala, Thailand, Mexico and Romania.
The photos are of brilliant quality, not only do they show close up detail of textiles and decoration, but also processes such as block printing and dyeing. Additionally there are cultural photos of the people who live and work in these areas.
A great book for finding out about traditional textile processes, with good visuals that explain how they are created, or reference to drawings of garments and products made by them.
Good for use to develop textile samples, or as a resource for designers and teachers.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER on 15 Aug 2010
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I cannot believe that no-one else has reviewed this book. It is absolutely fantastic. Unfortunately Thames & Hudson would not send a press copy, so I had to wait until my local library got it. It is incredible. Catherine takes us on a journey of many lands to see native peoples dyeing and embellishing fabric. Indigo dyeing is a link through many countries. The fantastic dress of many native peoples is explored. Catherine also looks at the way jewellery is used. She brings alive the hard life of the men and women involved in textiles in these far away places. The book is accompanied by superb photography, very atmospheric. In addition there are fine watercolours of the style of dress. This is one of the finest textile books I have ever seen. I would recommend it to anyone interested in textiles, but also to those interested in travel too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By nicky on 15 July 2011
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This book is absolutely beautiful with many vibrant colour photos of people from 5 regions of the world and their fabrics. The author gives so much information about how the fabrics are made and the focus on detail makes it even more fascinating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vivien Taylor on 17 Feb 2013
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Am loving wading through this book. It really brings you closer to parts of the world who's design, tradition and daily life is so different from our own. I would highly recommend
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER on 10 July 2012
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I am so thrilled to have this book. I have borrowed the hardback version numerous times from my library. The joy of looking through it never ceases. I strongly believe this is one of the best textiles books of its kind ever published. For those of us who long to travel, sit back, relax in your comfy armchair and take a tour around the world of textiles. Enjoy the evocative photography, the secrets of indigo, the colourful creations of varied people that are united across the world as if by an invisible thread. In her text, Catherine conveys so much - the beauty, the trials faced by the people she met, the discomfort, the countryside and more. This work is illustrated beautifully with styles of clothing in addition to the fabulous photos. Follow in Catherine's footsteps as she brings to life the people, the fabrics and costumes they create. I don't think this book could be bettered. I shall treasure it for a lifetime. If you are even remotely interested in textiles, costume and peoples around the world, click the button and buy this book. It was first published in hardback in 2008 and is translated from the French 'Textiles et Vetements du Monde'. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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