Textiles Revealed: Object Lessons in Historic Textile and Costume Research

Mary M. Brooks (ed.)

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ISBN: 1873132328
Binding: Paperback
Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm
Pages: 174
Illustrations: 17 colour, 69 halftone

Textiles and costumes often only reveal their full meaning and value through a detailed study of the objects themselves in their context. This interdisciplinary volume brings together papers by leading authorities in textile and costume studies, including historians, curators and conservators discussing a wide range of textiles and costume from tapestries to embroideries, archaeological and ethnographic textiles and exotic costumes at the Danish court as well as European dress in Japan

Well-illustrated, this book will be of interest to all those concerned with understanding, preserving and presenting textiles in the widest sense.

Textiles Revealed is an interdisciplinary book bringing together papers by leading authorities in textile and costume studies. The book will appeal particularly to specialists, especially conservationists. However, with the interest and enthusiasm shown by the public for exhibitions featuring costume and textiles, there is much in the text that will interest the casual reader.
Journal for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers 198 (June 2001) 40

Textiles Revealed illuminates the potential of object-based study for unveiling the historical and cultural significance of textiles, and the comprehensive scholarship of its distinguished contributors pays tribute to [Karen] Finch's vision for the field of textile conservation.
Journal of the American Institute for Conservation 40 (2001) 271