Textiles : the whole story : uses, meanings, significance / Beverly Gordon.
- ISBN: 9780500515662
- ISBN: 0500515662
- Description: 304 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
- Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011.
- 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Gloucester||Adult Nonfiction||746/Gordon (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|Marblehead||Adult Nonfiction||677 GORDON 2011 (Text to phone)||Available||-|
|General Note:|| "With 380 illustrations, 318 in colour".
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Contents Note:|| The very fabric of existence : textiles in human consciousness -- Living on the earth : textiles and human survival -- The ties that bind : the social meanings of textiles -- Cloth and temporal power : money, trade, status, and control -- Cloth as communication : expressing meaning, messages, and beauty -- Textiles and the spirit : the sacred, spiritual, and healing significance of cloth.
|Summary:|| 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. This title illustrates the many uses of textiles in our everyday lives. It outlines how textiles are a means of communication functional, political and artistic and a metaphor for transcendence.
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