Textiles: The Art of Mankind
Author: Mary Schoeser
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 lifetime 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.
Mary Schoeser is a textile historian and curator who has advised English Heritage, the National Trust, Liberty of London, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
- Hardcover: 568 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 1 edition (December 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500516456
- ISBN-13: 978-0500516454
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 2.2 x 11.4 inches