In the early eighties Seth Siegelaub began collecting textiles and books about textiles, and in 1986 founded the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles, which conducts research on the social history of hand-woven textiles. In 1997 he edited and published the Bibliographica Textilia Historiae, the first general bibliography on the history of textiles.
This bibliography takes into account all facets of textile literature. It lists more than 5000 books, essays, dissertations, legal texts etc. from all over the world, dating from the late 15th century to the present. Here we encounter references to publications on flat-woven carpets, textile printing, embroidery, lace, tapestry and rugs as well as fibre technology, dyeing, pattern books and costume studies.
The author compiled his collection of titles with the intention of making textile literature accessible in the fields of art, craft art and technology, and facilitating research into the importance attached to textiles in so-called primitive societies, Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance up to the time of industrialisation. Thus the bibliography also considers the economic and social aspects of textile production.
Based on the Library and Archives of the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles by Seth Siegelaub.
Bibliographica Textilia Historiae: Towards a General Bibliography on the History of Textiles
Pages: 416 p.
Publisher: International General
Dimensions: 21,5 x 30,5 cm
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