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HARDANGER EMBROIDERY., Ciotti, Donatella.
1 Ciotti, Donatella. HARDANGER EMBROIDERY.
Sterling, New York, 2006. 
96 pp, 9 5/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781402732270 Colour photographs, b&w drawings. "Hardanger embroidery - counted and pulled thread work - forms stunning patterns with a classic look on evenweave fabrics like linen. First learn an assortment of exquisite stitches, from the Net Motif to Alternating Linked Bars. Then use your new skills on lovely projects, including coordinated place mats and napkins, a lacey doily, pretty curtains, and whimsical candy sachets. A pleasure to work, these v ersatile designs will brighten your home and make great gifts." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very tiny corner creases, very small crease at top edge of rear cover. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE.  (INDIA COLOR)., Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta.  Photographs by Melba Levick.
2 Crites, Mitchell and Nanji, Ameeta. Photographs by Melba Levick. INDIACOLOR: SPIRIT, TRADITION, AND STYLE. (INDIA COLOR).
Chronicle, San Francisco, 2008, first printing. 
176 pp, 10" H, soft cover with self-flaps. ISBN 9780811853163 "Journey through this stunning visual landscape, where bazaars offer vibrant surprises at every turn, women in lively saris and men in striking turbans turn crowded streets into dazzlin g rainbows, and shimmering palace pools arise from the desert. With its 300 photographs and insightful text, 'IndiaColor' reveals the traditions, imagination, and creativity that make India a land like nowhere else." Contents: Introduction; Do o r s & Passages; Adornment; Flowers; Bazaar; Animals Everywhere; Women at Work; Dhurries: Woven Wonders; Textiles: Threads of Time; Eternal Sari; Turbans; Puppets & Toys; Ceramics; Jewels & Bangles; Music & Dance; Sheesh Mahal: Magic with Mirrors an d Gl a ss; Fit for a King: Gold and Glitter; Painting & Murals; Stonework & Carvers; Pools, Fountains, & Pavilions of Pleasure; Two Private Homes in Jaipur; Two Havelis in Jaisalmer; Selected Resource Guide; Acknowledgements. Interior - clean an d t ig ht wi th no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE GUIDE TO TEXTILES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS.  SECOND EDITION., Jackman, Dianne R. and Dixon, Mary K.
3 Jackman, Dianne R. and Dixon, Mary K. THE GUIDE TO TEXTILES FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS. SECOND EDITION.
Peguis, Winnipeg, MB, 1990, 2nd edition. 
195 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover (pictorial boards) - no dust jacket. B&w drawings, diagrams. ISBN 092054925 "This book focuses on the environmental textiles, those essential fabrics and coverings which provide not only visual color and textur e to an interior, but also meet the human needs for warmth, privacy, comfort and quiet. Basically, it will take the reader from fiber to finished goods and through the process of intelligent selection of particular textiles for specific applicat i o n s." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper, light edge wear, light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
4 Javellana, Rene; Zialcita, Fernando Nakpil; Reyes, Elizabeth V. FILIPINO STYLE.
Hong Kong Periplus 1997 962593233X / 9789625932330 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photogaphs by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni, Tara Sosrowardoyo and Emil Davocol. 
232 pp, 11 1/4" H. "(E)xtols the Philippines' design heritage and demonstrates how the traditions of yesteryear - through both native and colonial history - have evolved into the main strands of modern-day Filipino style. The text, written by authoritative anthropologists and art historians, traces Filipino style from its pre-Hispanic origins among the tribal and the natural; through the cosmopolitan influences of Spain, China and the Americas; and explores the most modern and varied examples of Filipino architecture today. The final chapter brings readers into the traditional 'ilustrado' homes of the past by illustrating the refinements of Filipino furniture. The (colour) photographs take the reader on a visual journey through the archipelago's diverse styles. Photographs of interiors and exteriors with details of selected heirlooms and furniture provide a broad view of Filipino style that is sure to inspire any reader to discover more about this fascinating country." Book is very slightly cocked, tiny bump on bottom edge of front board, bump at bottom of front hinge. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
5 McKendry, Ruth. Foreword by Dr. William E. Taylor, Jr. Photographs by Blake McKendry. Patterns by Lucy Anne Holliday. QUILTS AND OTHER BED COVERINGS IN THE CANADIAN TRADITION.
Toronto Discovery 1979 2nd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Photographs by Blake McKendry. 
240 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). A beautiful book, covering not only the subject of bedding, but the social history that surrounds the artifacts. Chapter headings: Immigrants and Imports:The Loyalists and After; Making Cloth at Home; The Bedstead; Bed Furniture; The Feather Bed; Blankets, Sheets and Pillowcases; Quilts, Counterpanes and Coverlets; The Fabrics Used in Making Quilts; Sets, Borders and Batts; Quilt Names; Symbolism in Quilts; Dates, Origins and Styles; Epilogue; A Gallery of Traditional Quilts; Notes; Glossary of Terms; Acknowledgements; Bibliography; Index. 118 colour plates and 336 b&w plates by Blake McKendry "form a lavish gallery of nineteenth century North American textiles". Very light wrinkling amd minor wear at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny dents on bottom edge of boards, tiny scuff on rear board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, small tear at top of spine and a 2" tear at bottom of rear flap-fold archivally taped. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
INDIGO: IN SEARCH OF THE COLOR THAT SEDUCED THE WORLD., McKinley, Catherine E.
6 McKinley, Catherine E. INDIGO: IN SEARCH OF THE COLOR THAT SEDUCED THE WORLD.
New York Bloomsbury 2011 1608195058 / 9781608195053 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
235 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w and color plates. "For over five millenia, in every culture and every major religion, indigo - a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious - has been at the center of turbulent human encounters. 'Indigo' is the story of this precious dye and its ancient heritage: its relationship to slavery as one of the 'hidden commodities' of the transatlantic slave trade, its profound influence on fashion (blue jeans, anyone?), and its spiritual significance that is little recognized but no less alive today. It is an untold story, brimming with rich, electrifying tales of common women, everyday heroines, as well as those who wielded great social and political power as renowned master dyers and traders, whose indigo wealth became cornerstones of ancient African empires and twentieth-century anticolonial movements, shaping the course of history and world economics. But (it) is also the story of a personal quest: McKinley's adoptive parents descend from a clan of Scots who wore indigo tartan as their virile armor; she's also the kin of several generations of Jewish 'rag traders', the maternal granddaughter of a Massachusetts textile factory worker, and the paternal granddaughter of African slaves - her ancestors were traded along the same Saharan routes as indigo, where a length of blue cotton could purchase a human life. (Her) journey across the ancient trade routes of West Africa in search of this rare, luminous, and costly blue pigment - in search of beauty and her own history - ultimately leads her to a new and satisfying path, to finally 'taste life'." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
7 Newark, Tim. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF UNIFORMS.
(Brassey's, London, 1998), Ist English editiion. 
143 pp, square small 4to (10" x 10"), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color, b&w and sepiatone with photos and reproductions. "...explains the secret meaning of uniforms, their origin, design and construction, and presents some of the most extraordinary uniforms ever made..." Contents: A Soldier's Life; The Meaning of Uniforms - Origin of Uniforms; Discipline of Armies; British Scarlet; Specialisation; Wild Men; Balkan Bandits; Green Men; Sex Appeal; American Blue; Birth of the Practical; Westernisation; Khaki; German Grey; Death's Head; Leather Jacket; War as Work; Women's Uniforms; Camouflage; Revolution in Materials; Future Uniforms. The Making of Uniforms - Uniform Makers; Dyes and Colours; Jackets and Trousers; Leatherwork; Tassels and Gold; Military Hats; Spit and Polish; Entertainment. Notes; Bibliography; Directory of Uniforms; Index. Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+ /VG + 
Price: 24.95 USD
 
 
8 Renbourn, E.T. and Rees, W.H. MATERIALS AND CLOTHING IN HEALTH AND DISEASE. HISTORY, PHYSIOLOGY AND HYGIENE: MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS. THE BIOPHYSICS OF CLOTHING MATERIALS.
H.K. Lewis, London, 1972, Ist edition. 
599 pp, large 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illus. Contents: An Historical Survey of the Function of Materials and Clothing; The Biophysics of Clothing Mateials; The Biology, Anatomy and Physiology of the Body Surface; The Anatomy and Physiology of Clothing; Clothes for Health Purposes; Medical Aspects of Materials and Clothing; Man Makes the Clothes. The Psychology of Dress. Light edge wear to boards, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, some tiny faint foxing marks to edges of text block. Dust jacket light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny tears and chips - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, browning on spine light browning at edges and on flap-folds, light soiling on rear panel. VG/G 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
9 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 


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