[[ Free eBook ]] Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800Author Amelia Peck – Z55z.co

Beginning In The Th Century, The Golden Age Of European Navigation Created A Vigorous Textile Trade, And A Breathtaking Variety Of Textile Designs Subsequently Spread Across The Globe Trade Textiles Blended The Traditional Designs, Skills, And Tastes Of Their Cultures Of Origin, With New Techniques Learned Through Global Exchange, Creating Beautiful New Works That Are Also Historically Fascinating Interwoven Globe Is The First Book To Analyze These Textiles Within The Larger History Of Trade And Design Richly Illustrated Texts Explore The Interrelationship Of Textiles, Commerce, And Taste From The Age Of Discovery To The Th Century, Including A Detailed Discussion Of Illuminating Works From The Elaborate Dyed And Painted Cotton Goods Of India To The Sumptuous Silks Of Japan, China, Turkey, And Iran, The Paths Of Influence Are Traced Westward To Europe And The Americas Essential To This Exchange Was The Trade In Highly Valued Natural Dyes And Dye Products, Underscoring The Influence Of Global Exploration On The Aesthetics And Production Techniques Of Textiles, And The Resulting Fashion For The Exotic

5 thoughts on “Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800

  1. Merrily Baird Merrily Baird says:

    A knock your socks off accomplishment the New York Times has deemed Interwoven Globe The Worldwide Textile Trade 1500 1800, an exhibition that opens next week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art And the same might be said of the catalogue that MMA has released to accompany the show.The exhibition at MMA presents 160 or so rarely seen but exquisite textiles and garments as well as related documentary material, but this statistic only hints at the riches to be found within the catalogue Not only are trade route maps used as end papers, but also detail photographs of the show objects help to focus our observation of larger items like tapestries and quilts Analytical essays arranged by geographical region fill the first 120 pages of the book, followed by a full chapter that examines dyes and the dye trade Then nearly 170 pages are devoted to the exhibition objects themselves That multiple authors helped write this book reflects the fact that experts from nine departments a record for the museum came together to make both the exhibition and the catalogue possible The experts essays reflect impeccable scholarship and are, felicitously, also totally accessible to the general reader.In viewing the MMA show, it would be easy to concentrate alone on the beauty of the objects displayed However, profound issues are also at play, and the book, like the exhibition, explores less politically comfortable territory, such as the conflicts and exploitation that underlay the 1500 1800 period of textile cross fertilization There are as well other reasons to invest in the book, whether or not you plan to see the show On the one hand, the complexity of many textiles requires far explanation and context than the exhibition signage provides On the other, the catalogue offers the focus on detail that even repeated visits to the museum show could not provide.

  2. C. Carroll C. Carroll says:

    The textile show now at the Metropolitan in New York is said to be an astonishing trove of textiles used in room decoration, clothing, and so on Well, I m stuck here in Washington State for the time being so I bought this volume, hoping to see the workmanship and details of design in the photographs.While the educational text has been preserved in this volume, the photos are small and ineffective, too small to allow the reader to see much of anything of the workmanship in the fabrics.I would love this book, even at a higher price, if the photographs had been able to give me something than just a snapshot from a distance.

  3. Meg Cox Meg Cox says:

    This exhibit was one of the most amazing history lessons I ever experienced I went twice to see it at the Metropolitan Museum and still felt there was a lot to see The curator, Amelia Peck, did an outstanding job of using exquisite and rarely seen textiles to show how decorative styles moved around the world during the early years of global trade Each of the 9 galleries had a particular focus, and not just the expected ones perhaps the most vivid was the one whose textiles explored the violence that resulted from global trade wars These textiles, bristling with spears and guns, told the story in a visceral, unforgettable way.Happily, this book is just as extraordinary, and a must own volume whether or not you had the chance to see the show The book is stuffed with additional examples that didn t get displayed, as well as powerful writing on the various main topics I can t recommend this highly enough I know it will be a treasured volume in my library forever.

  4. quilt history nut quilt history nut says:

    This is one of the most well researched and comprehensive books in my library It elucidates global trade from 1500 to 1800 as it relates to textiles and the dyes used to color them Virtually every page has one or color photos to illustrate the text and the text itself is in clear, understandable language There are a multitude of references to lead readers on to additional information The Catalogue portion of the book provides detailed explanations of the illustrated examples.While this is a must have book for textile and quilt historians, everyone should read it to get a sense how big a part textiles played in trade in the past.

  5. Mary Corbet Mary Corbet says:

    If you love textiles and the history of textiles, this is a book you need to add to your home library before it s out of print Like most museum catalogs, once it s out of print, it will be hard to find at an affordable price It s an excellent book for research on textile history, and, of course, if you didn t make it to the exhibit, it s probably the only way you ll ever be able to see all the pieces in one place.