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    DescriptionThis is a concise yet detailed guide to the fundamental terms, materials, and techniques used to create textiles. Textiles have been made and used by every culture throughout history. However diverse - whether an Egyptian mummy wrapping, a Turkish carpet, Italian velvet, American quilt, or a Scottish kilt - all textiles have basic elements in common. They are made of fibres, constructed into forms, and patterned and coloured 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 fibres, dyes, looms and weaving, and patterning processes. The many illustrations, including macro- and micro-scale photographs of a range of ancient and historic museum textiles, demonstrate the features described in the text.


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    Title
    Looking at Textiles
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Technical Terms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elena Phipps
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 295 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781606060803
    ISBN 10: 1606060805
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: TDH
    BIC E4L: ART
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART025000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: DES013000
    B&T Approval Code: A04505600
    BIC subject category V2: AFW
    BISAC V2.8: DES012000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 646/.11, 646.11
    LC classification: TS1309 .P49 2011
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 677
    Thema V1.0: TDC, AFW
    Illustrations note
    78 full-colour & 2 b&w illustrations
    Publisher
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    17 January 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "This guide should be worthwhile for amateurs and professionals interested in historical textiles."--"Choice "