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The Ambassador Magazine - Promoting Post-War British Textiles and Fashion
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The Ambassador Magazine - Promoting Post-War British Textiles and Fashion

by Breward, Christopher (intro.)

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London: V & A Publishing Ltd., 2012. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Black hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 240pp. Many colour illustrations. The Ambassador Magazine was a trade magazine renowned for its innovative design and adventurous editorial approach in promoting British manufacturing in the period after World War II. The magazine promoted fine art as an inspiration for design, and the friendships of the founder, Hans Juda and his wife Elsbeth resulted in original works from artists such as John Piper and Graham Sutherland being produced especially for the magazine. A heavy book, will require extra shipping charges if to be sent outside UK..
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Anatolian Kilims: The Caroline & H.McCoy Jones Collection

by Cootner, Cathryn M.

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London: Sotheby's Publications/Philip Wilson Publishers, 1990. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with general light shelfwear. 275pp. 112 colour plates and several b/w illustrations. This book is a thorough study of Anatolian kilims and centres around the Caroline and H.McCoy Jones Collection (now in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco) which is generally acknowledged as the greatest of its kind anywhere in the world. The 110 kilims in the collection, most of which are datable to before the 18th century, include many of the earliest and finest examples of particular kilim design types..
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The Art & elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Deisgns with Classic Stitches
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The Art & elegance of Beadweaving: New Jewelry Deisgns with Classic Stitches

by Wells, Clara Wilcox

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Tunbridge Wells: Search Press, 2002. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 160pp. Many colour illustrations. This practical guide brings together a range of fascinating designs including woven necklaces and spiral bracelets, and shows how to vary basic project ideas, using colour and texture to enhance and embellish the designs. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Christian Berard

Christian Berard

by Kochno, Boris

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Paris: Editions Herscher, 1987. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. NB: Text is in French throughout. Maroon hardcover with title in white on spine and front cover. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with a hint of sunning to spine and general light shelfwear. 255pp. Many colour illustrations. A celebration of the work of Christian Berard (1902-1948), one of the foremost artistic talents of Paris in the 1930s and 1940s. The book illustrates and analyses Berard's paintings as well as his set and costume designs for the ballet, the theatre, and films. A reasonably heavy book (just over 2kg), will require extra postage charges if to be sent outside UK..
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Colour and Texture in Creative Textile Craft (Creative Play Series 6)
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Colour and Texture in Creative Textile Craft (Creative Play Series 6)

by Hartung, Rolf

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London: B.T.Batsford Ltd., 1968. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First published in English in 1965, this is a copy of the 1968 second impression. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear, and an old sellotape repair to small tear and base of front of jacket. Not price-clipped. 96pp. Many b/w and occasional colour illustrations. This book illustrates simple techniques explaining how to colour and dye textiles with the use of wax (stamping, candlegrease, brush and tjanting)..
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Costumes and Curtains from Diaghilev and De Basil Ballets (Sotheby & Co., Scala Theatre,...

Costumes and Curtains from Diaghilev and De Basil Ballets (Sotheby & Co., Scala Theatre, London W1, 17th July 1968)

by Massine, Leonide (preface)

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London: Sotheby & Co., 1968. Book. Fair. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general shelfwear with some loss to the laminate at the edge of the front cover where it meets the spine. Internally contents clean and fresh. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 80 plates, several in colour, the majority in b/w. This spectacular sale of costumes and backdrops from the Diaghilev and de Basil ballets included designs by Leon Bakst, Giorgio di Chirico, Andre Derain and Pablo Picasso..
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Design - When the Lines Meet
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Design - When the Lines Meet

by Young Yang, Chung (ed.)

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Seoul, Korea: The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, 2005. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Text is in Korean, Chinese and English. Softcover. Condition: Very good, binding sound, no inscriptions. Many colour illustrations. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition of east Asian textiles, organised to celebrate the first year of the Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum. The catalogue is divided into categories according to pattern: dragons, phoenixes, mountains and waves, flowers and birds, geometric patterns, and modern designers..
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The Development of Italian Textile Design from the 12th to the 18th Century

by Santangelo, Antonino

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London: A.Zwemmer Ltd., 1964. Book. Good. Cloth. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Terracotta colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, covers have light sunning around very edges. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Poor to fair, sunning to spine with small chips and tears around edges. Now protected by clear removable cellophane. 240pp. 132 illustrations, including 100 in colour and many in gold and silver. As well as being an account of Italian textiles spanning seven centuries, the author relates the fabrics to the purpose for which they were undertaken, and their design to the social, religious and political forces that moulded the artists and their patrons. Inspirational designs. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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The Embroideress: A periodical treating of the practice and history of all kinds of decorative...
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The Embroideress: A periodical treating of the practice and history of all kinds of decorative needlework - Issue no.41

by Rolleston, Mrs J.D.

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London: James Pearsall & Co., Ltd. and The Old Bleach Linen Co. Ltd.. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. NB: One issue only (Part.41). Dark green buckram with beige buckram spine. Possibly privately bound. Undated, but c.1930. Condition: Very good, with slight shelfwear to covers. Binding sound. Light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. This bound issue has no "cover pages" but starts with front endpapers and the title page. As is is issue no.41 (published quarterly) the page no.s run from 967 to 1084. 16 colour plates. Many b/w illustrations. This charming periodical includes articles on chain-stitch embroidery, the Yew Tree linen industy, and self-coloured emboirdery, together with designs for dress decoration, all the while suggesting the use of Old Bleach Linen or Pearsall's embroidery silks..
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European Textile Design of the 1920s

European Textile Design of the 1920s

by Metz, Katharina (intro.)

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Zurich and New York: Edition Stemmle, 1999. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Navy hardcover with title in white on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of shelfwear. 159pp. 185 colour illustrations. This book displays the complete collection of textiles of the 1920s from the Chemnitz Textile and Handicrafts Collection, one of the largest such collections in Europe. Examples of textile art from Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Great Britain are included and document general currents in textile design during the 1920s as well as regional preferences and short-lived fashion trends. As well as the many mechanically produced decorative and uplholstery fabrics, the collection also features materials made by hand-weaving in the Bauhaus centres of Weimar and Dessau..
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Glorious Inspiration - Kaffe Fassett's Needlepoint Source Book
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Glorious Inspiration - Kaffe Fassett's Needlepoint Source Book

by Fassett, Kaffe

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London: Ebury Press, 1997. Book. Good. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Signed by Kaffee Fassett and dated 2002 on half-title. The ink from the signature has transferred slightly to the inside of the front cover. Binding sound. 192pp. Many colour illustrations. Renowned designer Kaffe Fassett (b.1937) has often been asked where he finds the source material for his brilliant knitting and needlepoint designs. This book provides the answer with a collection of design sources including paintings, ceramics, textiles and beadwork. Fassett illustrates the point in this book by giving his own knitting and needlepoint interpretations of some of the pieces. .
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A Happy People - the Miaos

by Ziran, Bai (ed.)

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Beijing: The Foreign Languages Press, 1988. Book. Good. Soft cover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Softcover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers, and some scuffing to rear cover. Light "handling creases" to a few pages due to the quality of the paper. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 157pp. Many colour photographic illustrations. This picture book, in six parts, details vividly the life, culture, customs and art of the Miao people, one of China's minorities, with a population of approximately five million, living in scattered communities in the hilly regions of south western and south central China. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Ireland's Tradiitonal Crafts
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Ireland's Tradiitonal Crafts

by Shaw-Smith, David

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London : Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1984. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound. Inscribed on the half-title and dated May 1984 by the author and his wife Sally to the previous owners. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with just a hint of sunning to the spine. 224pp. 440 illustrations, 125 in colour. In this book the author meets the skilled practitioners of more than forty different traditional Irish crafts, from the weaving of crioses (colourful woollen belts) and the making of pampooties (moccasin-type shoes) on the Aran islands to the blowing of Waterford glass, or the making of currachs or drystone walls..
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Lace Villages

by Bartlett, Liz

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London: B.T.Batsford Ltd., 1991. Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, would be classed as very good except that the front endpaper has a crease to the lower right corner. Binding sound, inscribed by author to a previous owner on the title page "for Mary and family, with particular happy memories of days drawing and being helped to recognise beauty in all forms. Love Liz". Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 144pp. Illustrated with approx. 100 b/w photographs. In this book, the author tells the story of the lacemaking villages of Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Nottinghamshire, from the earliest beginnings of the craft. Practical tips are also given on how to protect and use old vellum prickings, and a selection of antique prickings is provided for the reader to try. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Mexican Costume

Mexican Costume

by Sayer, Chloe

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London: British Museum Publications, 1985. Book. Very Good. Cloth. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Black cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, previous owners name on front pastedown. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. 239pp. 36 colour and 115 b/w illustrations. In this book, the author traces the development of Mexican textile arts, examines the social and even magical role played by clothing in many villages, and documents the inventiveness and elegance of Indian dress, both past and present. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Motifs pour Broderies - 3me Serie
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Motifs pour Broderies - 3me Serie

by Anon.

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Mulhouse, France: Editions Th de Dillmont S.a.r.l./D.M.C. Book. Good. Soft cover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Undated, but c. 1920. NB: Text is in French throughout. Oblong octavo. Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and soiling to covers, and slight reading wear to pages. Small blue notation to top right of title page. Paper front cover is split approx two inches downwards from top of spine. Twenty colour plates of beautiful period embroidery designs..
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Nouvelle Collection De Costumes Suisses Des XXII Cantons

by Rapp, Anna (preface)

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Zurich, Switzerland: Buchverlag Neue Zurcher Zeitung, 1980. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. NB: Dual text in French and German. Olive green leather effect boards with title in gilt on front cover and spine. All edges gilt. Condition: Fine. no inscriptions. This book illustrates various costumes from the 22 cantons of Switzerland, and is a reproduction of the 1820 first edition. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
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Pillow Lace in the East Midlands

by Freeman, Charles

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Wardown Park, Luton: Luton Museum & Art Gallery, 1958. Book. Good. Soft cover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Card covers. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners address label on reverse of front cover. 51pp. 17 b/w plates and several b/w diagrams within text. This handbook deals with the cottage industry of pillow lacemaking in the East Midlands. It is divided into two sections, the first describes the history of the industry and the second, the methods of manufacture. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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Point de Croix - Nouveau Dessins - 3me Serie
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Mulhouse, France: Editions Th de Dillmont S.a.r.l./D.M.C. Book. Good. Soft cover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Undated, but c. 1920. NB: Text is in French throughout. Oblong octavo. Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and soiling to covers, and slight reading wear to pages. Twenty colour plates of beautiful period cross-stitch designs..
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Point de Croix - Nouveau Dessins - 2me Serie
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by Anon.

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Mulhouse, France: Editions Th de Dillmont S.a.r.l./D.M.C. Book. Good. Soft cover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Undated, but c. 1920. NB: Text is in French throughout. Oblong octavo. Softcover. Condition: Good, with general light shelfwear and soiling to covers, and slight reading wear to pages. Foxing to title page, endpapers and occasionally within the book. Paper front cover is split approx one inch upwards from base of spine. Twenty colour plates of beautiful period cross-stitch designs..
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