Stuff Textiles in the Art Institute of Chicago
by Christa C. Mayer Thurman
ISBN-10: 0810938561
ISBN-13: 9780810938564
The Art Institute of Chicago
1992
HC w/ Dust Jacket
Pages: 152
Language(s): English
Very Good/Good - Light cover and edge wear including sunning to front cover and spine; PO partial bookplate on ffep. Excellent research copy.
$12.00

To many, historic textiles can be intimidating: the techniques are often complicated, the terminology unfamiliar and the designers and makers mostly anonymous. And yet, textiles are among mankind's earliest and most important art forms. Taking on the challenges posed by textiles, this book seeks to engage the interest of the newcomer and the already initiated alike in this fascinating field. Presented here are eighty-seven examples of European and American textiles - ranging from an early Christian hanging, a Renaissance alterpiece and eighteenth century Belgian lace and French silks, to an American quilt and one-of-a-kind art pieces from the second half of the present century - all drawn from the collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.