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    Felt (Textiles That Changed the World) (Paperback) By (author) Willow Mullins

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    DescriptionFrom nomads' tents to poodle skirts, from car parts to Christmas tree ornaments, felt is one of the world's oldest and most understated textiles. Felt has developed simultaneously in multiple cultures, and often its origins are lost. However, far from having been supplanted by new fabrics, not only has felt retained its traditional uses among peoples around the world, but it has also seen a revival of popularity among today's hand feltmakers, craftspeople and fashion designers. This book follows the journey of felt through time, space, and purpose by pulling into focus a series of snapshots of different felting traditions. Beautifully illustrated, Felt covers the wide-ranging history and development of this most unassuming but ubiquitous of fabrics from the earliest archaeological evidence in the mountains of Siberia to the groundbreaking works of contemporary fiber arts and sculptors.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Willow Mullins
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9781845204396
    ISBN 10: 1845204395

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TDH, HBTB
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    DC22: 746
    BISAC V2.8: DES005000, DES013000, TEC040000
    BIC subject category V2: AFW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25890
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 677/.63
    LC classification: TT849.5 .M85 2009
    DC22: 677.63
    Thema V1.0: TDC, JBCC3, NHTB, AFW
    Illustrations note
    8 b&w and 32 colour illustrations, biblio, index
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    01 April 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Willow G. Mullins received her BA in Folklore from Brown University and her MS in Textile History and Conservation from the University of Rhode Island. She has worked as a textile conservator, and is now working on her PhD in Folklore at the University of Missouri, Columbia with an emphasis on material and visual culture and postcolonial theory. Her current research interests include the embodiment and representation of personal and cultural identities, intercultural interaction, and the ethics of representation and global aid.
    Review quote
    It is pleasing to find a book on felt that is not about crafting quick results, but instead describes a deceptively complex and sophisticated substance, multi-cultured yet culturally specific. THE
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1 - The History of Felt Chapter 2 - The Making of Felt Chapter 3 - Felt in Central Asia Chapter 4 - Felt in the Middle East, Turkey and Hungary Chapter 5 - Felt in Europe Chapter 6 - Felt in Western Art Chapter 7 - Felt Everywhere Chapter 8 - The Meanings of Felt Bibliography