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Schoeser, Mary; Marcandalli, Bruno

Textile expert Mary Schoeser presents an authoritative account of the development of silk, its properties and practical uses, and its role in some of the greatest achievements in the history of fashion design

Hardback, Book. English.
Published New Haven, Conn.; London: Yale University Press, 2007

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Statement of responsibility: Mary Schoeser ; with a foreword by Julien Macdonald ; and contributions by Bruno Marcandalli
ISBN: 0300117418, 9780300117417
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, col. port. ; 29 cm.
Subject: Silk industry History.; Silk History.

Author note

Mary Schoeser is senior research fellow in fashion/textiles at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London. She has served as historic textiles advisor to English Heritage and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Among her many books is World Textiles: A Concise History. Julien Macdonald is a leading designer of couture and ready-to-wear fashions. In 2001 he was named British Designer of the Year, and he was creative director of Givenchy in Paris from 2001 to 2004. Bruno Marcandalli is director of Institute for Silk Research (Stazione Sperimentale per la Seta) in Milan and professor of the chemistry and technology of coloring substances at the Università dell’Insubria, Como.


"A volume that combines an illuminating text with carefully chosen, extravagant illustrations that support and enhance the written word."—Pamela A. Parmal, Winterthur Portfolio
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