Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Chinese Textile Designs. Gao Hanyu, Rosemary Scott, Susan Whitfield, Text.
Chinese Textile Designs
Chinese Textile Designs

Chinese Textile Designs

London: Viking, 1992. First English language edition. Hardcover. Folio. 272pp. Original pictorial dust-jacket over black cloth, with gold lettering on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Book housed in its original cardboard slipcase, with black lettering on spine. Recent archaeological excavations in the People's Republic of China have brought to light a wealth of early textiles, many in remarkably good condition, causing scholars to reassess the history of Chinese textile technology and design. Some of the most important of these designs are illustrated in this volume in which the author discusses all the significant archaeogical material and uses it to explain the development of spinning, weaving, printing, dyeing and embroidery in China. The majority of the pieces illustrated are of silk, and Professor Gao traces the history of sericulture back to the neolithic era, assessing the importance of Chinese textile technology within the context of the history of fabrics in the rest of the world. The author provides a detailed history of technological developments associated with the production of cloth and clothing. The author also makes full use of ancient Chinese texts in his discussion of the social and political significance of colored and decorated fabrics throughout Chinese history. This work is splendidly illustrated throughout with 275 color photographic reproductions. Lower corners of binding slightly bumped (not affecting pages). Slipcase, dust-jacket and binding in overall good+ to very good, interior in very good condition. g+ to vg. Item #37384

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