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Chinese Textiles

Chinese Textiles
 
 

Chinese Textiles

Item No.
80152
      • Product Description: A stunning title in the popular V&A Far Eastern series. Each Chinese textile tells a story and this book tells many stories of Chinese life and legend through the sumptuous textiles that adorn its pages. Breathtaking in workmanship, colour and design, they were made for a purpose, whether to celebrate life or to mourn the dead. As well as dealing with technique and influence, Wilson tells the story of each piece - why it was made and for whom - and introduces us to a galaxy of characters from China's history and legend. The superb photography allows us to see how richly these textiles reflect the culture from which they come. Verity Wilson was a curator in the Asian Department at the V&A. She has published on Chinese export silk, cross-cultural dressing, ancient and medieval Silk Road textiles, and the vestment traditions of Daoism.
      • generic_text_8: Hardback
      • generic_text_3: Verity Wilson
      • generic_text_7: 1851774386
      • generic_text_4: 01-Aug-05
      • generic_text_10: V&A Publishing
      • generic_text_5: 128
      • generic_text_6: 120 col 10 b/w
      • generic_text_2: 245 x 210mm
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