The Golden Thread : How Fabric Changed History

ISBN: 9781473659032 Categorii: Diverse. An apariție: 2018 Autor: Kassia St Clair Editură: John Murray Press Tip copertă: Hardcover Număr pagini: 368 Stoc: La comandă

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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 redefine 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.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Kassia St Clair
Data Publicarii
2018
Editura
John Murray Press
Inaltime
22.2
Latime
16.3
Grosime
3.7
Tip Coperta
Hardcover
Nr Pag
368
Greutate
480 g
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