Textiles: The Art of Mankind

Textiles: The Art of Mankind


By (author) Mary Schoeser

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  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 568 pages
  • Dimensions: 238mm x 288mm x 52mm | 3,279g
  • Publication date: 15 December 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0500516456
  • ISBN 13: 9780500516454
  • Illustrations note: 1058 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 22,690

Product description

This major new work comprises more than 1,000 images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity or complexity of textiles created around the world. The juxtaposition of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination of textile designers throughout history, as well as the remarkable range of achievements. Thematic illustrated sections present in-depth knowledge and sweeping insights into the role textiles have played throughout all human civilization, and illuminate the ways in which structure or surface decoration or embellishment enhance this most tactile of arts. With a definitive text by Mary Schoeser, drawing together knowledge gathered over a liftime of immersion in the textile arts, no other book in the vast literature on the subject has so comprehensively celebrated the spectacular and enduring appeal of textiles.

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Image and text together provide an engaging look at contemporary textile art and design and its influences. "