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Indigo: The Color that Changed the World

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Indigo: The Color that Changed the World

Author: Catherine Legrand

Gloriously pieced together, much like the fine garments it portrays, this colorful volume takes the reader on an international tour of indigo-colored textiles, presenting a huge swathe of remarkable clothing, people and fabric. Catherine Legrand, who has spent over twenty years traveling and researching the subject, has a deep knowledge of the ancient techniques, patterns and clothing traditions that characterize ethnic textile design, knowledge that she deploys to great effect in seven chapters exploring the production of Indigo textiles throughout America, China, India, Africa, Central Asia, Japan and Laos/Vietnam, and the men and women behind them. This profusely illustrated photographic survey features more than 500 photographs, faithfully laid out to reproduce Catherine's actual travel notebooks, and is completed by specially commissioned drawings that provide close-ups on patterns and clothes.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050051660X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516607
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 1.2 x 10.6 inches
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Indigo: The Color that Changed the World

Author: Catherine Legrand

Gloriously pieced together, much like the fine garments it portrays, this colorful volume takes the reader on an international tour of indigo-colored textiles, presenting a huge swathe of remarkable clothing, people and fabric. Catherine Legrand, who has spent over twenty years traveling and researching the subject, has a deep knowledge of the ancient techniques, patterns and clothing traditions that characterize ethnic textile design, knowledge that she deploys to great effect in seven chapters exploring the production of Indigo textiles throughout America, China, India, Africa, Central Asia, Japan and Laos/Vietnam, and the men and women behind them. This profusely illustrated photographic survey features more than 500 photographs, faithfully laid out to reproduce Catherine's actual travel notebooks, and is completed by specially commissioned drawings that provide close-ups on patterns and clothes.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (April 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 050051660X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500516607
  • Product Dimensions: 11.9 x 1.2 x 10.6 inches
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