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5000 Years of Textiles Paperback – 11 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: British Museum Press; 01 edition (11 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0714150894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0714150895
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 2.4 x 27.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 375,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...as a reference book for textile students or teachers it will prove it's worth time and time again."
--British Patchwork and Quilting

One of those essential publications that forms the backbone of any respectable textile bookshelf. --Embroidery magazine, January 2011

'... as a reference book for textile students or teachers it will prove it's worth time and time again.' --British Patchwork and Quilting

'One of those essential publications that forms the backbone of any respectable textile bookshelf.' --Embroidery magazine

'Covers time with a breathtaking visual impact.' --Antiques Magazine

'Beautifully illustrated with period interiors and archive photographs.' --Period Living

About the Author

Jennifer Harris is Deputy Director and Curator of Textiles at the Whitworth Art Gallery, University of Manchester. The other contributors are drawn from the British Museum, the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museum and elsewhere.


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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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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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