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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 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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4 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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5 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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6 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 J┐rgensen; 3. The Greeks; the Romans; northern Europe in the Roman Iron Age; the eastern Mediterranean Ian Jenkins, John Peter Wild and Lise Bender J┐rgensen; 4. Textile industries of the early medieval world to AD 1000 Lise Bender J┐rgensen, 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 J┐rgensen, 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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