Decorative Arts

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RECORD, MAP AND CAPTURE IN TEXTILE ART: DATA VISUALIZATION IN CLOTH AND STITCH

Written by Cunliffe, Jordan
A guide to the increasingly popular trend of transforming data into beautiful textile art. This stylish and fascinating book from up-and-coming textile art star Jordan Cunliffe shows how raw data, maps and personal experience can be distilled into textile art, producing mesmerising works with deep meaning, whether obvious or hidden, and concentrating on the smaller, quieter moments that
September 1, 2022 | Hardcover | Batsford | 128 Pages |
$34.99
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CONTEMPORARY WEAVING IN MIXED MEDIA

Written by Garodia, Rachna
This glorious book is a modern guide to weaving, an ancient craft that is reaching new heights of popularity, from acclaimed contemporary weaver and textile artist Rachna Garodia.
September 1, 2022 | Hardcover | Batsford | 128 Pages |
$34.99
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PEARL: NATURE'S PERFECT GEM

Written by Shen, Fiona Lindsay
From their creation in the maw of mollusks to lustrous objects of infatuation and conflict, a revealing look at pearls' dark history. This book is a beautifully illustrated account of pearls through millennia, from fossils to contemporary jewelry. Pearls are the most human of gems, both miraculous and familiar.
December 5, 2022 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 256 Pages |
$35.00
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METALWORK FROM THE ARAB WORLD AND THE MEDITERRANEAN

Written by Behrens-Abouseif, Doris
This volume, the latest in the series on the treasures of The al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait, presents metalwork made in Syria, Egypt, Iraq, and Yemen from the early Islamic period through the end of the Ottoman era in the nineteenth century.
September 13, 2022 | Paperback | Thames & Hudson | 340 Pages |
$50.00
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WORLD TEXTILES

Written by Schoeser, Mary
The history of textiles, more than that of any other artifact, is a history of human ingenuity. From the very earliest needles of 25,000 years ago to the smart textiles of today, textiles have been fundamental to human existence, and enjoyed, prized, and valued by every culture.
January 10, 2023 | Paperback | Thames & Hudson | 272 Pages |
$24.95
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AFRICAN TEXTILES

Written by Fee, Sarah
The African continent is home to numerous outstanding textile traditions, many dating to antiquity and all playing a multifaceted role in their respective societies: these eye-catching fabrics proclaim wealth and status, convey symbolic meanings, and of course serve a practical function in garments both ordinary and exceptional.
November 8, 2022 | Hardcover | Abbeville Press | 448 Pages |
$150.00
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BAYEUX STITCH

Written by Bentham, Tanya
The term 'Bayeux stitch' often describes the laid and couched work that was used across Europe in the middle ages. This practical book of techniques and projects demonstrates the simple style of the Bayeux tapestry, before showing variations based on both surviving examples and adaptations of medieval manuscripts.
February 28, 2022 | Paperback | Crowood Press (UK) | 160 Pages |
$44.95
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FORTUNY: TIME, SPACE, LIGHT

Written by Smith, Wendy Ligon
Uncovers the extraordinary breadth of designer Mariano Fortuny, including and beyond his fashion output, alongside the personal and political catalysts that inspired him Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo (1871-1949) was a polymath who experimented in a variety of media including electric lighting, stage design, photography, the development of pigments, and textile and garment design.
September 13, 2022 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 192 Pages |
$45.00
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KAFFE FASSETT: THE ARTIST'S EYE

The first major publication to explore the prolific career of Kaffe Fassett, one of the most recognized names in contemporary craft and design Kaffe Fassett (b. 1937) is one of the most recognized names in contemporary craft and design with work encompassing knitting, needlepoint, quilting, textile design, mosaic, painting, and drawing.
December 13, 2022 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 240 Pages |
$45.00
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PATTERN AND FLOW: A GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN DECORATED PAPER, 1960S TO 2000S

Written by Dubansky, Mindell
Showcasing marbled paper, paste paper, fold-and-dye papers, and more, this book reveals a little-known arts phenomenon from its grass roots in the 1960s to artistic heights in the following decades Pattern and Flow chronicles the flourishing of American decorated paper arts beginning in the 1960s and extending to the 2000s, with an ongoing legacy today.
January 17, 2023 | Hardcover | Thomas J. Watson Library | 188 Pages |
$65.00

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