Textiles, Rugs, Fabrics

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NAVAJO WEAVINGS WITH CEREMONIAL THEMES: A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF A SECULAR ART FORM

Written by Valette, Jean-Paul
Featuring more than 500 photos and maps, this is the first comprehensive, research-based history of Navajo weavings with imagery inspired by tribal sacred practices. These Yei, Yeibichai, and sandpainting textiles have been the most sought after by collectors and the least studied by scholars. In spite of their iconography, they never served a ceremonial function.
August 28, 2017 | Hardcover | Schiffer Publishing | 432 Pages |
$75.00
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WOOL: UNRAVELING AN AMERICAN STORY OF ARTISANS AND INNOVATION

Written by Hart, Peggy
Keeping people warm for four centuries, wool has been an essential commodity from colonial times to the present. Wool's colorful and surprisingly epic tale has impacted millions of lives, from immigrants, slaves, and Native Americans, to farmers and advertisers.
November 28, 2017 | Paperback | Schiffer Publishing | 192 Pages |
$19.99
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ON WEAVING (REVISED)

Written by Albers, Anni
The classic book on the art and history of weaving--now expanded and in full color
October 10, 2017 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 272 Pages |
$49.95
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ACTIVE MATTER

Written by Skylar Tibbits
The first book on active matter, an emerging field focused on programming physical materials to assemble themselves, transform autonomously, and react to information.The past few decades brought a revolution in computer software and hardware; today we are on the cusp of a materials revolution. If yesterday we programmed computers and other machines, today we program matter itself.
September 29, 2017 | Hardcover | MIT Press | 350 Pages |
$39.95
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STARS OF THE CAUCASUS: ANTIQUE AZERBAIJAN SILK EMBROIDERIES

Written by Krody, Sumru Belger
- First book on the subject of antique Azerbaijan silk embroideries - Contains previously unpublished research and previously unseen material- By a selection of world-leading experts and scholarsPublished on the occasion of an important international loan exhibition at The Azerbaijan National Museum in Baku, this multi-author book is much more than a mere catalog.
March 19, 2018 | Hardcover | Hali Publications Ltd | 228 Pages |
$80.00

MARGUERITA MERGENTIME: AMERICAN TEXTILES, MODERN IDEAS

Marguerita Mergentime's textiles reshaped the sensibility of the 20th-century American home
June 27, 2017 | Hardcover | West Madison Press LLC | 144 Pages |
$39.95
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FROM TAPESTRY TO FIBER ART

Written by Kowalewska, Marta
The historical and artistic development of the Lausanne Biennials illustrated with more than a hundred works and views of rooms, most of them unpublished. At the end of World War II, the art of tapestry experienced a new boom and throughout Europe national workshops and factories lived a renewal.
September 5, 2017 | Hardcover | Skira | 224 Pages |
$55.00
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PAPERCUT THIS BOOK: TECHNIQUES, TEMPLATES, AND PAPER

Written by Paterson, Boo
Paper-cutting artist Boo Paterson offers step-by-step instruction in cutting out intricate creatures of all sorts (orangutan, sloth, kangaroos, butterflies, elephants, and more--fifteen in all) and the forests in which they live. The book includes detailed black-and-white templates for cutting, as well as removable art paper (cream, plus four other colors) to cut or use as backing.
September 5, 2017 | Paperback | Harry N. Abrams | 120 Pages |
$21.99
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GEOMETRY OF HAND-SEWING: A ROMANCE IN STITCHES AND EMBROIDERY FROM ALABAMA CHANIN AND THE SCHOOL OF MAKING

Written by Chanin, Natalie
As makers, we tend to learn different stitches over time without thinking much about how they relate to one another.
November 7, 2017 | Paperback | Harry N. Abrams | 144 Pages |
$24.99
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EAST-MEETS-WEST QUILTS: EXPLORE IMPROV WITH JAPANESE-INSPIRED DESIGNS

Written by Belyea, Patricia
Improv quilting, in which quilt designs emerge organi-cally as fabric is cut and stitched, is simple, popular, and fun. In this book, expert quilter Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction and shares her appealing Quilt Manifesto of five simple rules. While providing quilters with a starting point, the fifth rule of the Manifesto, "Break any rule you like," opens the door to creative freedom.
October 17, 2017 | Paperback | Harry N. Abrams | 192 Pages |
$27.50

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