Silk: Fibre, Fabric and Fashion (Victoria and Albert Museum)

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A rich and authoritative sourcebook on silk, with more than 600 colour illustrations.

This book is not yet published, but will be available from September 2021.

ISBN: 9780500480656 Category:

Description

Silk has long captured the imagination of peoples round the globe, inspiring creativity in the making of luxurious textiles. This major new survey draws on the exceptional collections of London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and explores tradition and innovation across the history and geography of silk production, celebrating the ingenuity and skill of designers and makers.
Structured by technique, from weaving and knitting to dyeing, printing and embroidery, this compendium showcases a rich variety of artworks, furnishings and clothing, including fashions from recent designer catwalk shows in North America, Asia and Europe.
Silk will inform every student, connoisseur and admirer of beautiful textiles.

With 620 illustrations in colour

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 23 x 28 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 30 September 2021
Number of pages 504
Format Hardback
Dimensions 23 x 28 cm
Weight 300 g

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Ana Cabrera Lafuente is Curator of Fashion at the Museo del Traje, Madrid and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Lesley Ellis Miller is Senior Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Professor of Dress and Textile History at the University of Glasgow. Claire Allen-Johnstone is Assistant Curator of Furniture, Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum.