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Lace: a history Hardcover – 1 Dec 1983

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 508 pages
  • Publisher: Maney; 3rd printing. edition (Dec. 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 090128615X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0901286154
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 4.1 x 33 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,262,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Levey, former senior curator in the Department of Textiles and Dress at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is a leading expert on early English textiles.


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Anyone who is interested in lace making and its history can do no better than this book. Expensive, but considering its scope and size well worth the money. A book you'll go back to again and again to understand where lace came from, how it developed over the ages, or just to gloat at the wonderful photos.
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Amazon.com: 4.7 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful resource for the lace enthusiast! 23 July 1999
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Format: Hardcover
Ms. Levey presents many types of lace and their application in a concise and easy to understand format. There are lots of excellent close ups of the lace discussed in the book. For those who are interested in historical lace dating before the 16th century, this is a MUST have!! I highly recommend this book for the SCA.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The quintessential lace history 26 Sept. 2011
By B. Wolov - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Levey's book is considered today's bible on lace history. Chapters are organized by time period; the chapters are then organized by country or lace type. Economics and international relations are included along with lace development and a nod to fashion. Clear and numerous images. Caution: The writing is very dense and complicated; it can be hard to follow if you don't already have a foundation in lace history. Also, most images referenced are in a collection at the back of the book, necessitating flipping back and forth.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The holy book for lace enthusiasts! 11 Mar. 2008
By Anabella Wake - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is an absolute must-have for anyone who is serious about researching the history of lace. Besides the well-written and very well researched text there are so many detailed images that it will take your breath away. A masterpiece.
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