Textiles: The Art of Mankind
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A major new large-format, sumptuous publication that highlights the beauty and complexity of textiles around the world and down the ages
Textiles are the most ubiquitous and diverse creative art form on earth. This new book celebrates their spectacular and enduring appeal like no other.
Mary Schoeser's knowledge is gleaned from a lifetime in the textile arts to present a sweeping survey of the role textiles have played throughout history.
• Over 1,000 historical and contemporary images and highly informed texts illustrate the huge variety of materials, as well as their possible manipulations and treatments.
• Detailed descriptions include histories of private collections and underscore the importance of context for appreciating the detail of fabric and cloth.
• An extensive resource section provides information about museum and textile associations around the world, making this the one book that all lovers of textiles will want to own.