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Golden Spider Silk

Golden Spider Silk

Golden Spider Silk

      • Product Description: The Greek philosopher Democritus suggested that humans learned to weave by watching spiders. When perfect, their webs - particularly those of the golden silk orb-weavers, are one of nature's wonders - objects of wonder and reflection. In January 2012 the Victoria and Albert Museum will display the only large textiles in the world to have been created from spider silk, and this booklet contains the story of their making, and contextualizes them against other historical endeavours with the material.

        The golden, brocaded textile and cape that will be displayed at the V&A were made in Madagascar by Simon Peers and Nicholas Godley. Inspired by nineteenth-century accounts and illustrations, they started experimenting with spider silk in 2004 - and Peers brings his unique perspective and knowledge.
      • generic_text_8: Paperback
      • generic_text_3: Simon Peers, foreword by Sir David Attenborough
      • generic_text_7: 9781851776870
      • generic_text_4: 01-Jan-12
      • generic_text_10: V&A Publishing
      • generic_text_5: 48 pp
      • generic_text_6: 80 colour
      • generic_text_2: 310 x 233 mm
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