The Book of Silk

The Book of Silk

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The Book of Silk
Philippa Scott
Thames & Hudson, 1993

Though silk has held humankind in its thrall for more than 5,000 years, there has been no comprehensive publication on its rich history - until now. The Book of Silk follows the story of this remarkable material through the millennia, reproducing hundreds of fabrics, furnishings and garments from all parts of the world. At every stage, silk's status as the most prized fabric of all ensured that it drew the most creative talents of each period, from anonymous Chinese masters to the celebrated couturiers of France and Italy. A dazzling selection of illustrations, many drawn from private collections, reveals silk's omnipresence in couture and decoration, carpets, embroidery and even painting. Complete with a detailed reference section that includes terms and technical processes, collecting and care, galleries and museums, and a bibliography, The Book of Silk will appeal to anyone interested in history, fashion and beauty..

English - 256 Pages - 24.9 cm x 3.3 cm x 31.9 cm - 1.8 Kg
ISBN: 9780500236628

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