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5000 Years of Textiles Paperback – 18 Oct 2004

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press; 2nd Revised edition edition (18 Oct. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714125709
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714125701
  • Product Dimensions: 16.8 x 2.4 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,151,795 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This authoritative survey covers the development of textiles from a huge geographical and chronological range - from China to South America, from Egyptian artefacts of 3000 years BC to contemporary crafts and furnishings.


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I have just finished reading this book '5000 years of textiles' edited by Jennifer Harris. This book has over 300 pages, with fascinating pictures, of textiles from all over the world, from prehistory to the 1990s. The photos show examples of varied, intricate and inspiring work. Whilst the text explains how the textiles were made, traded and valued. A great resource that I'm sure I will use time and time again.
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By JBH on 13 Sept. 2010
Format: Paperback
Without looking at it and telling you page for page how good a book it is, I'm telling you it is a really really good book, set out well with great pictures to back up the text. If you're into textiles and want to know more, or want to find out about textiles in other parts of the world...this is a nicely sized book to use. I have learnt a lot, just from dipping in and out of it, as it goes with me to work and back every day.
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Format: Paperback
Editor Jennifer Harris at the time of publication, Deputy Director and Curator of Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England.

To describe this book would take a book. It covers different textiles from ancient societies to present day. There are twenty-four experts that describe not only techniques but the meaning of the art in each culture. My favorite section is the first chapter that shows different types of looms. I was a little disappointed not to find any drafts; however the book is concentrating on culture.

This book also has a list of further reading and an extensive glossary.

The color plates alone are worth the purchase price.
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HASH(0x97f10bac) out of 5 stars An international history and illustrated survey 11 Aug. 2012
By Bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Editor Jennifer Harris at the time of publication, Deputy Director and Curator of Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England.

To describe this book would take a book. It covers different textiles from ancient societies to present day. There are twenty-four experts that describe not only techniques but the meaning of the art in each culture. My favorite section is the first chapter that shows different types of looms. I was a little disappointed not to find any drafts; however the book is concentrating on culture.

This book also has a list of further reading and an extensive glossary.

The color plates alone are worth the purchase price.
HASH(0x97f10e1c) out of 5 stars An international history and illustrated survey 28 Feb. 2015
By Bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Editor Jennifer Harris at the time of publication, Deputy Director and Curator of Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England.

To describe this book would take a book. It covers different textiles from ancient societies to present day. There are twenty-four experts that describe not only techniques but the meaning of the art in each culture. My favorite section is the first chapter that shows different types of looms. I was a little disappointed not to find any drafts; however the book is concentrating on culture.

This book also has a list of further reading and an extensive glossary.

The color plates alone are worth the purchase price.
HASH(0x985efbe8) out of 5 stars An international history and illustrated survey 10 Mar. 2012
By Bernie - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Editor Jennifer Harris at the time of publication, Deputy Director and Curator of Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester, England.

To describe this book would take a book. It covers different textiles from ancient societies to present day. There are twenty-four experts that describe not only techniques but the meaning of the art in each culture. My favorite section is the first chapter that shows different types of looms. I was a little disappointed not to find any drafts; however the book is concentrating on culture.

This book also has a list of further reading and an extensive glossary.

The color plates alone are worth the purchase price.
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