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1 ADLER, PETER & BARNARD, NICHOLAS. African Majesty: The Textile Art Of The Ashanti And Ewe.
Thames and Hudson, London: 1992. 0500236299 First Edition (unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This is a book of spectacular color and pattern that will excite and challenge the beholder. The marvels of Ashanti and Ewe cloths will captivate everyone interested in textile history, in African culture, or in tribal art, and anyone who responds to craftsmanship and display of immense originality and vitality. Includes 131 illustrations in color and an Index. 
Price: 75.05 USD
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2 BENSON, NANCY C. New Mexico Colcha Club: Spanish Colonial Embroidery & The Women Who Saved It.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe: 2008. s Softcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Looks at the history, beauty, and various styles of New Mexico colcha embroidery, and tells the uplifting story of how a small group of determined women revived a cultural tradition destined for extinction. It is a must read for those interested in Spanish textile traditions and folk art, needlework and New Mexico history. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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3 BERTRAND, SIMONE (TESTO DI) La Tappezzeria Della Regina Mathilde A Bayeux.
Fratelli Fabbri - Albert Skira, Milano: 1968. #17. i grandi decoratori. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The text is in Italian and the book, itself, is filled with large-size quality full-color images of the tapestries. 
Price: 37.76 USD
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4 BROOKS, MARY M. & EASTOP, DINAH D. (EDITORS). Changing Views Of Textile Conservation.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2011. Readings in Conservation Series. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This volume aims to promote critical thinking about the concepts and practices of textile conservation and to encourage engagement with new issues. Recognizing conservation as a dynamic social force, the volume draws attention to the cultural significance of textiles and dress and to the importance of textile conservation in fostering understanding and use of collections. The eighty-one readings illustrate not only the intellectual foundations but also the important changes in conservation practice and contribute to the growing historiography of textile conservation. In addition to papers from America, Australia, Canada, England, and Scotland, the book includes many significant texts translated into English for the first time, reflecting practice in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Mary M. Brooks, textile conservator and educator, works as a museological, conservation, and textile consultant for universities and museums. Dinah D. Eastop, textile conservator and educator, works as a consultant in conservation and material culture studies for universities and heritage organizations worldwide. 7 x 10 inches, 15 color and 81 b/w illustrations, 34 line drawings. 
Price: 66.50 USD
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5 BRYAN-WILSON, JULIA. Fray: Art And Textile Politics.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1974, women in a feminist consciousness-raising group in Eugene, Oregon, formed a mock organization called the Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society. Emblazoning its logo onto t-shirts, the group wryly envisioned female collective textile making as a practice that could upend conventions, threaten state structures, and wreak political havoc. Elaborating on this example as a prehistory to the more recent phenomenon of "craftivism"—the politics and social practices associated with handmaking—Fray explores textiles and their role at the forefront of debates about process, materiality, gender, and race in times of economic upheaval. Closely examining how amateurs and fine artists in the United States and Chile turned to sewing, braiding, knotting, and quilting amid the rise of global manufacturing, Julia Bryan-Wilson argues that textiles unravel the high/low divide and urges us to think flexibly about what the politics of textiles might be. Her case studies from the 1970s through the 1990s—including the improvised costumes of the theater troupe the Cockettes, the braided rag rugs of US artist Harmony Hammond, the thread-based sculptures of Chilean artist Cecilia VicuĖa, the small hand-sewn tapestries depicting Pinochet's torture, and the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt—are often taken as evidence of the inherently progressive nature of handcrafted textiles. Fray, however, shows that such methods are recruited to often ambivalent ends, leaving textiles very much "in the fray" of debates about feminized labor, protest cultures, and queer identities; the malleability of cloth and fiber means that textiles can be activated, or stretched, in many ideological directions. The first contemporary art history book to discuss both fine art and amateur registers of handmaking at such an expansive scale, Fray unveils crucial insights into how textiles inhabit the broad space between artistic and political poles—high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art. 326 pages, 90 color plates, 62 halftones, 7 1/2 x 10. "Julia Bryan-Wilson's book goes beyond arguing for fiber's aesthetic legitimacy to demonstrating its political agency. And she does so by considering an enthralling range of hitherto untapped material: fantastic costumes designed by the 1970s queer theater troupe, the Cockettes; hand-sewn tapestries produced by Chilean artists depicting torture under the Pinochet regime; and the still-growing NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Ms. Bryan-Wilson's research is more than substantial, but her propulsive style makes the book a page-turner." Leonard Folgarait, Vanderbilt University "It is difficult to characterize this vast and ambitious book, but not its achievement, which is magnificent. In short, it will be received as a model of rigorous research, seamless organization, clarity of exposition, and utter persuasiveness. It will set standards of quality for topics beyond craft and textile studies. Indeed, within its pages are examples for art and cultural historians of all periods and media of how to articulate the ever-challenging project of revealing the ideological dimensions of art in terms of very specific historical and political contexts."--The New York Times (The Best Art Books of 2017) "Bryan-Wilson's groundbreaking approach is rigorously attentive to the moment in which she is writing, considering recent literature and artistic practices, while describing the broader, often overlooked historical and cultural backdrop against which these more current examples operate. If her topic is 'craft,' or more precisely, 'craftivism'—a demarcation that allows the author greater reflexivity—Bryan-Wilson brilliantly utilizes this subject to zoom both way out (examining, for instance, urgent questions around the politics of representation) and way in (offering remarkably close readings of particular objects).... Whether Bryan-Wilson is researching in an archive, conducting a personal interview, or utilizing the unstable space of the web, she articulates how her findings are affected through the means by which she obtains them." -- Johanna Burton, Director and Curator, Education and Public Engagement, New Museum, New York "Fray, Julia Bryan-Wilson's brilliant and compelling new book, explores how political worlds are made and unmade through craft. Her research and analysis of the 'hand-made' objects of feminist, queer, trans, and Global South artists and activists reveals alternative forms of knowing, imagining and crafting in exquisite detail. Astonishing!"--Macarena Gomez-Barris, Pratt Institute 
Price: 52.25 USD
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Joslyn Art Museum: 2017. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Drawing on global weaving traditions, the history of painting and sculpture, graphic design, and architecture, Sheila Hicks has redefined how fiber is used to create art, influencing a generation of artists. Sheila Hicks: Material Voices explores sixty years of her prolific career through four diverse perspectives. Karin Campbell considers how Hicks's oeuvre has taken shape over time and highlights the essential links between the artist's work and lived experience. Ted Kooser reflects on the aesthetic and poetic power Hicks's work, while Jason Farago delves into Hicks's incomparable eye for color. Finally, a conversation between the artist and Monique Lvi-Strauss looks back to formative experiences from early in Hicks's life and career. 71 color and 2 black-and-white Illustrations, 112 pages, 9" x 11.5". 
Price: 38.43 USD
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7 CAMPBELL, TYRONE. Timeless Textiles: Traditional Pueblo Arts 1840-1940.
University of New Mexico Press in association with the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Albuquerque. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Follows the Pueblo weaving tradition through a tumultuous century in which many changes took place in Pueblo life, after which weaving fell into sharp decline. The magnificent textiles produced during this time are little known outside of the Pueblo world. 6 x 9 in. 50 pages 49 color plates. 
Price: 14.20 USD
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8 COULTER, LANE (EDITOR); MCGREEVY, SUSAN BROWN; PRICE, B. BYRON; RODEE, MARIAN, ET AL. (ESSAYS). Navajo Saddle Blankets: Textiles To Ride In The American Southwest
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Both maker and user of these blankets have seen them as objects to be worn out and discarded. As a result, they have not been appreciated as an art form within the Navajo weaving tradition. We have tended to ignore designs and weaving techniques particular to saddle blankets. Also we can miss the interaction of these textiles with the great cowboy culture of the West. Lane Coulter has taught art and design for more than twenty-five years and has organized exhibitions and lectured widely on American Indian jewelry and textiles and the Hispanic arts of New Mexico. 9 x 12 in. 144 pages 85 color and 30 black-and-white photographs. "The brief description of the Navajo loom and weaving setup is the best since books from the 1930s, and the vibrant illustrations show the development and change in weaving styles from the pre-Bosque Redondo period to the present." -- Library Journal 
Price: 28.45 USD
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9 JENKINS, DAVID (EDITOR). The Cambridge History Of Western Textiles - 2 Volume Boxed Set.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2003. 0521341078 / 9780521341073 h Hardcovers with dustjackets in a slip case. Brand new books. 
Essential in the everyday lives of all societies for providing protection and warmth, textiles also fulfill social, cultural, military, legal, and symbolic functions and have played a key role in the economic activity of societies from ancient times. This magnificent two-volume study brings together the leading experts on textiles from eight countries, ensuring authoritative coverage of the production and uses of textiles in western societies from the earliest times to the present day. With contributions from archaeologists, economic and social historians, historians of fashion and the history of dress, and museum curators, no other book offers the breadth of coverage of this one, in terms of time period, subject matter, or approach. The book's range and accessibility will ensure that it is a key reference for specialists and non-specialists alike. David Jenkins is Senior Lecturer in Economic History in the Department of Economics and Related Studies at the University of York. He is also Governor and Company Secretary of the Pasold Research Fund, which promotes research and publication in the history of textiles in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jenkins has a special interest in the wool textile industry, where his major contribution is (with the late K.G. Ponting) The British Wool Textile Industry, 1880-1914 (Ashgate Publishing Company, 1982). For several years Jenkins was a member of Council and Honorary Secretary of the Economic History Society and is a member of the Editorial Board of Textile History. Contents of the book are as follows: Preface; Part I. Textile Industries of the Ancient World: 1. Introduction John Peter Wild and Penelope Walton Rogers; 2. Ancient Egypt; Anatolia; Mesopotamia and the Levant; the late Bronze Aegeans; the near east in the Iron Age; Europe Joan Allgrove McDowell, John Peter Wild and Lise Bender JŅrgensen; 3. The Greeks; the Romans; northern Europe in the Roman Iron Age; the eastern Mediterranean Ian Jenkins, John Peter Wild and Lise Bender JŅrgensen; 4. Textile industries of the early medieval world to AD 1000 Lise Bender JŅrgensen, Penelope Walton Rogers, John Peter Wild, Joan Allgrove McDowell and Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood; Part II. The Medieval Period: 5 (i) Medieval woollens; textiles, textile technology and industrial organisation, c. 800-1500, 5 (ii) The western European woollen industries and their struggles for international markets, c. 1000-1500 John Munro; 6. Silk in the medieval world Anna Muthesius; 7. The uses of textiles, c. 1000-1500 Frances Pritchard; Part III. The Early Modern Period: 8. The west European woollen industries, 1500-1750 Herman Van der Wee; 9. The linen industry in early modern Europe Leslie Clarkson; 10. Fashioning cottons; Asian trade, domestic industry and consumer demand, 1660-1780 Beverly Lemire; 11. Calico printing in Europe before 1780 Serge Chassagne; 12. Silk in the early modern period, c. 1500-1780 Natalie Rothstein; 13. Knitting and knitware Joan Thirsk; 14. Lace in the early modern period, c. 1500-1780 Santina Levey; 15. Early modern tapestries and carpets, c. 1500-1780 Edith Standen and Jennifer Wearden; 16. Furnishings, c. 1500-1780 Natalie Rothstein and Santina Levey; 17. Dress in the early modern period, c. 1500-1780 Aileen Ribeiro; Part IV. The Nineteenth Century: 18. Cotton, 1780-1914 Douglas Farnie; 19. The western wool textile industry in the nineteenth century David Jenkins; 20. Silk: the Industrial Revolution and after Natalie Rothstein; 21. The linen industry in the nineteenth century Peter Solar; 22. The hosiery industry, 1780-1914 Stanley Chapman; 23. Machine-made lace: the Industrial Revolution and after Santina Levey; 24. Textile design and furnishings, c. 1780-1914 Elisabet Stavenow-Hidemark; 25. Dress: the Industrial Revolution and after Penelope Byrde; Part V. The Twentieth Century: 26. Man-made fibres before 1945 Donald Coleman; 27. Man-made fibres since 1945 Jeffrey Harrop; 28 Cotton since 1914 Lars Sandberg; 29. Wool textiles in the twentieth century David Jenkins; 30 Hosiery and knitwear in the twentieth century Stanley Chapman; 31. Fashion for men and women in the twentieth century Lou Taylor and Fiona Anderson; 32. Furnishings and industrial textiles, 1914-1999 Mary Schoeser; Bibliography. The contribors to this volume are: John Peter Wild, Penelope Walton Rogers, Joan Allgrove McDowell, Lise Bender JŅrgensen, Ian Jenkins, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood, John Munro, Anna Muthesius, Frances Pritchard, Herman Van der Wee, Leslie Clarkson, Beverly Lemire, Serge Chassagne, Natalie Rothstein, Joan Thirsk, Santina Levey, Edith Standen, Jennifer Wearden, Aileen Ribeiro, Douglas Farnie, David Jenkins, Peter Solar, Stanley Chapman, Elisabet Stavenow-Hidemark, Penelope Byrde, Donald Coleman, Jeffrey Harrop, Lars Sandberg, Lou Taylor, Fiona Anderson, and Mary Schoeser. "The subject matter is broad and accessible, ensuring that specialists and non-specialists alike will appreciate the book as a comprehensive reference." - Industrial Fabric Productions Review 
Price: 376.63 USD
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10 KAFFEK, RALPH. Caucasian Prayer Rugs.
Lawrence King / Hall, London: 1998. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. Still in original plastic wrapping. 
160 color illustrations. 
Price: 56.95 USD
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11 LYONS, W. JAMES. Impact Phenomena In Textiles.
M.I.T. Press, Cambridge: 1963. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Summarizes the developments in the study of impact phenomena in textiles over the past 50 years. Includes an Index. 
Price: 261.01 USD
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12 MARKS, DIANA. Molas: Dress, Identity, Culture.
University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Molas, the distinctive blouses made and worn by Kuna women in Panama, are collected by thousands of enthusiasts as well as by anthropological museums all over the world. They are recognized everywhere as an identifier of the Kuna people and also of Panama. This book, based on original research, explores the origin of the mola in the early twentieth century, how it became part of the everyday dress of Kuna women, and its role in creating Kuna identity. Images drawn from more than twenty museums as well as private collections show the development of designs and techniques and highlight changes in the garment as an item of indigenous fashion. Applying an interdisciplinary approach—fusing historical, ethnographic, and material culture studies—author Diana Marks contributes to ongoing debates on cultural authenticity, the invention of traditions, and issues of gender and politics. 10 x 8 in., 280 pages, 142 color photos, 2 color illustrations, 9 halftones, 8 figures., 2 maps, 11 tables. Diana Marks is an independent researcher and writer specializing in ethnographic textiles. She lives in Sydney, Australia. "(Marks's) appreciation and understanding for molas and the people and culture creating them is reflected in what is both an informative and beautiful book." --Las Cruces Sun-News 
Price: 47.50 USD
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13 MOOI, HETTY. Creative Work With Textiles.
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, New York: 1975. 0442254903 / 9780442254902 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
From a description of the basic qualities of the materials and embroidery stitches used. 
Price: 11.85 USD
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14 MORRIS, MAIR. Creative Thread Design.
B T Batsford ltd., London, 1974. 0823170330 / 9780823170333 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Discusses different threads including cotton, silk, wool, sting, rope, raffia and leather thongs; strips of fabric, plastic vegetable bags and cellophane; metal and nylon threads. Shows how important it is to discover the qualities and potential of each thread, and explains how this can be done b cnstant experimental work. Contains numerous photos. 
Price: 26.89 USD
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15 PHIPPS, ELENA. Looking At Textiles: A Guide To Technical Terms.
Getty Publications, Los Angeles: 2012. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Textiles have been made and used by every culture throughout history. However diverse, whether an ancient Egyptian mummy wrapping, a Turkish carpet, an Italian velvet, or an American quilt, all textiles have basic elements in common.They are made of fibers, constructed into forms, and patterned and colored in ways that follow certain principles. Looking at Textiles serves as a guide to the fundamentals of the materials and techniques used to create textiles. The selected technical terms explain what textiles are, how they are made, and what they are made of, and include definitions of terms relating to fibers, dyes, looms and weaving, and patterning processes. The many illustrations, including macro- and microscale photographs of a range of ancient and historic museum textiles, demonstrate the features described in the text. Elena Phipps was a textile conservator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for over thirty years. She has published numerous scholarly works on textile materials, techniques,and culture, including The Colonial Andes: Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530-1830 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2004), which was awarded both the Alfred H. Barr, Jr., Award (College Art Association) and the Mitchell Prize for best exhibition catalogue. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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16 SIEGELE, STARR. Toiles For All Seasons: French & English Printed Textiles.
Bunker Hill Publishing, Boston: 2004. 1593730306 / 9781593730307 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Focuses specifically on the early scenic, copperplate and engraved roller-printd furnishing fabrics, the rich complexity of their designs, and some of the fascinating stories their pictures reveal. Toiles for All Seasons is about this fascinating textile story. Highly illustrated. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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17 TISDALE, SHELBY J. (EDITOR). Spider Woman's Gift: Nineteenth-century Dine Textiles.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe: 2011. s Softcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Spider Woman is the mythological figure that taught the Navajo the art of weaving. That is book features classic basket and textile examples made between 1840 to 1880s drawn from the collection at the Museum of Indian Art and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 65 color illustrations. 
Price: 23.70 USD
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18 VOLBACH, W. FRITZ. Early Decorative Textiles.
Paul Hamlyn, London: 1969.. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there are some small tears in the dustjacket. 
In addition to 71 plates in full color, the text takes us from Egyptian through Hellenistic, Islamic and Christian times, showing us designs of plants and animals, portraits and scenes, sometimes bold and realistic, sometimes subtle and delicate. The techniques, the materials and the developing styles are discussed in detail by the author, while the superb illustrations with their accompanying notes show clearly the great creative achievements of these anccient artisans. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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19 WERTIME, JOHN T. WITH A FOREWORD BY JON THOMPSON. Sumak Bags Of Northwest Persia & Transcaucasia.
Laurence Kiing in association with HALI., London: 1998. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The sumak bags of northwest Persia and Transcaucasia represent one of the high points of Near Eastern textile art in the nineteenth century. This is a scholarly yet highly readable account of a fascinating woven art that is becoming increasingly popular and collectible in the West. The book will be enjoyed by textile experts and first-time collectors alike, and will serve as the definitive book on the subject for many years. With 185 illustrations, 170 in color. 
Price: 84.74 USD
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20 WHEELER, MONROE (EDITOR AND FOREWORD); JAYAKAR, PUPUL & IRWIN, JOHN (TEXTS). Textiles And Ornaments Of India: A Selection Of Designs.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York: 1956. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is somewhat worn. 
This volume - a picture book with interpretive essays - surveys the magnificent achievement of the artisans of India in the design and execution of textiles and ornaments of many kinds. It is based on an exhibition assembled at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, under the direction of Monroe Wheeler, during the spring and summer of 1955, where it was seen by 303,000 visitors. Included among the many illustrations are examples of fabulous shawls and saris of intricately woven silks, wools and cottons, rich gold and silver brocades, rare cloths whose threads were tie-dyed before being woven, and beautifully patterned embroideries ranging from those made by the hereditary artisans of former rulers to the traditional folk embroideries of today. 
Price: 15.15 USD
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