Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800 (Hardcover)

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Amelia Peck is Marica F. Vilcek Curator, The American Wing, and manager, The Henry R. Luce Center for the Study of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Beginning in the 16th century, the golden age of European navigation created a vigorous textile trade, and a breathtaking variety of textile designs subsequently spread across the globe. Trade textiles blended the traditional designs, skills, and tastes of their cultures of origin, with new techniques learned through global exchange, creating beautiful new works that are also historically fascinating. Interwoven Globe is the first book to analyze these textiles within the larger history of trade and design. Richly illustrated texts explore the interrelationship of textiles, commerce, and taste from the age of discovery to the 19th century, including a detailed discussion of 120 illuminating works. From the elaborate dyed and painted cotton goods of India to the sumptuous silks of Japan, China, Turkey, and Iran, the paths of influence are traced westward to Europe and the Americas. Essential to this exchange was the trade in highly valued natural dyes and dye products, underscoring the influence of global exploration on the aesthetics and production techniques of textiles, and the resulting fashion for the "exotic."

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ISBN 9780300196986
Genre DESIGN / Textile & Costume
Format Hardcover
Pages 350
Publisher Date 2013-09-24 00:00:00.0
Publisher Metropolitan Museum of Art
Copyright Year 2013
Height 11.5 in
Wdth 10.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 4.8 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800
Audience General/trade
Country of Origin United States

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