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Towards an Industrial Aesthetic

Rosika Desnoyers

Rosika Desnoyers is an artist and holder of a PhD in Interdisciplinary Humanities from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pictorial Embroidery in England : A Critical History of Needlepainting and Berlin Work

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Berlin work is better appreciated when one considers the interaction between machine invention and the systematization of image production in the early nineteenth century. The popularity of Berlin work was due not only to the Enlightenment...

Woven Fabrics And Their Properties

Virginia Hencken Elsasser

Virginia H. Elsasser, ITAA, ESRAB, is an Associate Professor in the Fashion in the Communication and Fine Arts Department of Centenary College. She has taught courses focusing on textiles, sociology of clothing, design, and retailing. She is a member of International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) and Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Business (ESRAB). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Textiles : Concepts and Principles

Fairchild Publications, 2010

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...Introduction There is evidence that weaving was done as far back as 9,000 years ago in the Middle East. Early weaving was also done in both North and South America. While the speed of weaving has increased dramatically in recent years...

Morrales in Guatemala

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 2 : Latin America and the Caribbean

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

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...As in many regions of the world, the indigenous people of Guatemala devised ways to make baskets and bags from local materials to carry and contain objects. One of these is called the morral (net bag), and it is still used by villagers...

Production and Distribution

Eva Andersson Strand

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Sarah-Grace Heller

Sarah-Grace Heller is Associate Professor at the Ohio State University, USA, specialising in French and Occitan medieval literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Who made medieval clothing, and where did it come from? During the approximately thousand-year period of the Middle Ages, the production, organization, and distribution of textiles and clothing changed considerably, although it is important...

Textiles

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Introduction The extremes of wealth and poverty of the Middle Ages, and the many levels between, were exemplified by the textiles that clothed bodies and furnished environments. Textiles were an essential and ubiquitous part of medieval...

Woven Fabrics

Ingrid Johnson

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Ingrid Johnson is a Full Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Allen C. Cohen

Allen C. Cohen was Professor Emeritus of Textile Science at the Fashion Institute of Technology, US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ajoy K. Sarkar

Ajoy Sarkar teaches textile development and marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), US. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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J.J. Pizzuto’s Fabric Science

Fairchild Books, 2015

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...Objectives To understand how woven fabrics are produced. To know why woven fabrics look and perform the way they do. To recognize various weaves and know their identifying characteristics. To define the terminology used regarding woven...

Introduction

Mary Harlow

Mary Harlow is Associate Professor of Ancient History, University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...A modern audience would recognize an image of a clothed “classical” Greek or Roman with little difficulty. This image might be mediated through original sculptures seen in museums or in situ, or through Renaissance or Neo-classical...

Technology and Fashion

Phyllis G. Tortora

Phyllis G. Tortora is a widely published author of textbooks, encyclopedias and reference works, and a specialist on textiles and historic costume. Her books include Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, the Dictionary of Fashion, and Fairchild's Encyclopedia of Accessories. She is the co-author (with Keith Eubank) of Survey of Historic Costume: A History of Western Dress, and has contributed articles to Scribner's Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Dress in the modern world is made from a wide variety of materials. Generally, the components of dress are created and assembled by some technological process. The development of and advances in technologies used to produce fashionable...

Miao National Minority

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 6 : East Asia

Berg Publishers, 2010

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...Today, the Miao ethnic minority live in southwestern China, their population totaling 8.9 million. Miao origins and migrations are controversial and poorly documented, but we know that attempts to subdue them have been difficult. Miao...

The Textile Industry

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

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...The textile industry covers the sequence of production stages, starting from fibers through clothing assembly. Europe’s textile industry has been significant in both economic and cultural history. It was the first sector to industrialize...