Looking at Textiles

Looking at Textiles A Guide to Technical Terms - Looking At


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Textiles have been made and used by every culture throughout history. However diverse-whether an ancient Egyptian mummy wrapping, a Turkish carpet, an Italian velvet, or an American quilt-all textiles have basic elements in common. They are made of fibers, constructed into forms, and patterned and colored in ways that follow certain principles.  

Looking at Textiles serves as a guide to the fundamentals of the materials and techniques used to create textiles. The selected technical terms explain what textiles are, how they are made, and what they are made of, and include definitions of terms relating to fibers, dyes, looms and weaving, and patterning processes. The many illustrations, including macro- and microscale photographs of a range of ancient and historic museum textiles, demonstrate the features described in the text.

Book information

ISBN: 9781606060803
Publisher: Getty Publications
Imprint: The J. Paul Getty Museum
Pub date:
Edition: 1
DEWEY: 646.1103
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 93
Weight: 296g
Height: 158mm
Width: 232mm
Spine width: 9mm