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4.5 out of 5 stars
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on 10 March 2015
A splendid book, well-researched and beautifully illustrated. Something to treasure....and to dip into, not really to read in one sitting. The project is ambitious - examining the history of textiles from the earliest times up to the present.Some of the discussion is about whether textiles count as 'art' or 'craft' - a dilemma that will probably never be fully resolved. The illustrations depict textiles from all over the world, from all periods of history, and the text examines mutual developments, and the influence of cultures on each other. It discusses various types of fibre and how they are used...silk, wool, linen, synthetic fibres and so on.
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on 13 December 2012
A serious, must have book for anyone who is interested in textile art, covering historical and contemporary work.This is a huge coffee table book filled with fabulous images with well written and informative text.It's a very useful resource and a pleasure to flick through.
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on 17 October 2013
A book suitable for just browsing or for the craftsperson a source of inspiration. Keep it beside you - it is too heavy to carry far and just keep looking. If you don't want to read the text the photographs tell you all you could wish to know. I highly recommend it.
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on 30 March 2018
Beautiful pictures and interesting text. Hefty book and one to dip into rather than read from cover to cover. Not quite the chronological history I thought it would be as it;s organised thematically but I actually found this more interesting.
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on 12 April 2016
Just a beautiful book, lots of inspiration, images are excellent. Heavy in weight so not a bed time read.
A pleasure to have - never letting go of this one!
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on 11 March 2015
Great book on textiles all you need to know in one book, very thick with lots of old and contemporary pieces. Well worth buying and the book is made beautifully.
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on 26 March 2017
A beautiful and comprehensive book with lovely photographs and detailed research - offering a good cross section of design, craft and manufacturing across cultures.
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on 10 January 2016
Stunning coffe table book on textiles. If you love textiles you'll love this book!
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on 3 December 2013
I am thrilled to bits with this book as I am in it.I loved the pictures and text.Beautiful pictures and references to the artist at the back.Is a must for any fine art textile student with historical and contemporary contextual references.
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on 6 November 2014
beautiful, weighs a ton, but worth it.
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