Inbunden bok THAMES & HUDSON uppl. 1993. 256 sidor.
Nyskick. Skyddsomslag i nyskick.
–– NYSKICK, verkar oläst! – (Obet. märken på skyddsomslaget.) – Stort format, ca 24x31x3 cm! – Se fler bilder! –– Luxury, beauty, refinement, sensuality, elegance - silk is synonymous with all of these. No fibre - natural or manmade rivals its versatility. Silk is light but strong, smooth and soft, supremely adaptable. It can be made wonderfully warm or deliciously cool. It can be dyed with infinite subtlety or boldness. When worn or draped, its fluidity is spellbinding. This book follows the story of this remarkable material through the ages, reproducing hundreds of fabrics, furnishings and garments from all parts of the world. From ancient China, where the secret of reeling silkworm cocoons was first discovered, the narrative leads by the legendary Silk Routes to Byzantium and the Islamic world, to Ottoman Turkey and India - and on to the Renaissance, baroque and rococo silks of western Christendom. In modern times the fashion industry yields a wonderful array of silk designs, from Fortuny and Balenciaga, Poiret and Schiaparelli. At every stage, silk's status as the most prized fabric of all ensured that it commanded the most creative talents of each period, from anonymous Chinese masters to the celebrated dressmakers of France and Italy. A selection of illustrations, many drawn from private collections, reveals silk's omnipresence in couture and decoration, carpets, embroidery and even painting. As traveller, writer, exhibitions organizer and collector, Philippa Scott has been fascinated by silk all her life. She studied textiles at Leicester Art College and is contributing editor of "Hali". –– "The best book out there! • Comprehensive, global in scope, this beautiful book maps the landscape, cultural history, and material history of silk. Compared to Mary Schoeser's silk book, which focuses more on contemporary fashion and future uses for silk, this one seems more useful for gaining a deeper understanding of the larger context of silk in the world. The glossary and silk collection directory are particularly valuable." –– GLÖM INTE ATT TITTA PÅ ALLA MINA ANDRA BÖCKER! –– Samma fraktpris oavsett hur många böcker du beställer! (Gäller inom Sverige)
- The book of silk
- Scott, Philippa
- London : Thames and Hudson