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Textiles : the whole story : uses, meanings, significance / Beverly Gordon.

Gordon, Beverly. (Author).
  • Book Book
  • ISBN: 9780500515662
  • ISBN: 0500515662
  • Description: 304 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2011.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at NOBLE (All Libraries).

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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 -

Content descriptions

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.
Subject: Textile fabrics.
Textile fabrics > Social aspects.
Clothing and dress > Social aspects.


Gordon, Beverly. "Textiles : the whole story : uses, meanings, significance." London : Thames & Hudson, 2011.

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