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Textiles: The Whole Story: Uses * Meanings * Significance

Textiles: The Whole Story: Uses * Meanings * Significance

Author: Beverly Gordon
$59.95(AUD)  inc GST
This vibrantly illustrated book is an original look at the myriad roles played by textiles in all aspects of human life, from ancient weavings to light-sensitive and other futuristic fabrics of our own era. Beverly Gordon discusses how textiles are an integral part of the human life journey from cradle to grave in a multitude of practical, symbolic and spiritual ways. The many uses of textiles in our everyday lives and their sources are illustrated, along with a discussion about how, as a valuable commodity, in some communities textiles function as money. Finally, the author outlines how textiles are a means of communication functional, political and artistic and a metaphor for transcendence. This book will captivate and inspire anyone who has a passion for textiles and textile arts, whether educational, creative or professional.
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General Fields

  • : 9780500515662
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : Thames & Hudson Ltd
  • : September 2011
  • : 262mm X 206mm X 33mm
  • : October 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Beverly Gordon
  • : Hardback
  • : 304