Stuff The Fine Art of Textiles: Philadelphia Museum of Art
by Dilys E. Blum
ISBN-10: 0876331177
ISBN-13: 9780876331170
Philadelphia Museum of Art
1997
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 208
Language(s): English
Like New/Like New - Very light cover and edge wear.
$22.00

Nearly four hundred textiles from East and West are reproduced in full color in this handbook of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's encyclopedic collections, which cover a broad range of geographic areas, periods and techniques. Europe and the Americas are represented by woven textiles, printed textiles, embroidery, lace, samplers and quilts and coverlets, while other sections illustrate the textile arts of the Mediterranean and Middle East as well as India, Southeast Asia, China and Japan. Examples of twentieth-century international design complete this in-depth survey of the some ten thousand textiles in the museum. Each chapter is introduced by a brief history of that particular aspect of the museum's collections, placing it within the context of textile scholarship and collecting in the United States and Europe. A beautiful collection!