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ISBN-10: 1631494805
ISBN-13: 9781631494802
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/12/2019
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 6.30" W, 1.30" H

The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History

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Overview

From colorful 30,000-year-old threads found on the floor of a Georgian cave to the Indian calicoes that sparked the Industrial Revolution, The Golden Thread weaves an illuminating story of human ingenuity. Design journalist Kassia St. Clair guides us through the technological advancements and cultural customs that would redefi ne human civilization–from the fabric that allowed mankind to achieve extraordinary things (traverse the oceans and shatter athletic records) and survive in unlikely places (outer space and the South Pole). She peoples her story with a motley cast of characters, including Xiling, the ancient Chinese empress credited with inventing silk, to Richard the Lionhearted and Bing Crosby. Offering insights into the economic and social dimensions of clothmaking–and countering the enduring, often demeaning, association of textiles as “merely women’s work”–The Golden Thread offers an alternative guide to our past, present, and future.

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Fascinating.... Written in elegant prose, this tour of textile history will draw in readers interested in human evolution and culture.–Publishers Weekly [starred review]
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Details

ISBN-10: 1631494805
ISBN-13: 9781631494802
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 11/12/2019
Dimensions: 9.40" L, 6.30" W, 1.30" H
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