Buttons

Buttons

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Buttons have been made from almost every known material and by every manufacturing technique. Their study provides insight into fashion trends, the clothing industry and social history in general. This book introduces the wonderful array of these treasures from the past, to show the variety of materials and the intricate design and workmanship incorporated in the making of the humble button. Military and civilian uniform buttons are not included. Buttons can still be found amongst small items of silver or jewellery on antique stalls. The discerning eye can also spot interesting examples at boot fairs or charity shops. Collecting buttons can therefore be a hobby for everyone, however much or little they have to spend.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 115.3 x 197.1 x 5.1mm | 99.79g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New impression
  • colour and b&w illustrations
  • 0747804664
  • 9780747804666
  • 568,699

Table of contents

Introduction; Dating buttons; Button history; Materials - metals; Materials - metals: decorations and finishes; Materials - non-metals; Collecting and display; Further readingshow more

About Alan Meredith

Alan and Gillian Meredith have been button collectors for over thirty years, undertaking much original research and writing artciles for leading antiques magazines, as well as appearing on television and radio. They owned the first and only button museum in Great Britain. creating a focus for those interested in the history, design and manufacture of buttons, as well as introducing a fascinating subject to the general public.show more

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