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B2529) Bauzano, Gianluca (editor). ROBERTO CAPUCCI : Timeless Creativity. 2001. 8 1/4" x 8 1/4", 127 pages, superbly illustrated throughout, mainly in colour. Published on the occasion of the major exhibition in Venice, 2001. A tribute to a major dress designer. Biographical notes, lists of exhibitions. Folded card covers, near fine. 15.00 pounds sterling

B1198) Damase, Jacques. SONIA DELAUNAY. Fashion and Fabrics. 1997. 12 1/2" x 8 5/8", 176 pages, 180 illustrations, 104 in colour. Delaunay was the inventor of abstract designs for fabrics, and her materials were the rage among fashionable circles in the Art Deco era. Chronology, Bibliography. Soft covers, near fine, except for remainder mark on lower edge. US$ 21.00 / 14.00 pounds sterling

B4283) Yohannan, Kohle and Nolf, Nancy. CLAIRE McCARDELL Redefining Modernism. 1998. 12" x 9", 103 illustrations, including 39 full colour photographs. The first full-scale biography of this immensely talented, truly American designer. [In 1955 Time magazine ran her on the cover of their May issue, making her the third fashion designer so honoured.] Chronology, Bibliography. Hb in dw, as new. 65.00 pounds sterling

B2860) Wilcox, Claire; Mendes, Valerie. MODERN FASHION IN DETAIL. 1998. 11 3/4" x 9", 143 pages, fabulously illustrated in colour, with line drawings.  Glorious photographs focus on the details of modern designer clothes, from Schiaparelli embroidery or a Chanel button-hole to the braiding on a romantic ‘Renaissance’ sleeve by Bill Gibb, providing new insight into the techniques used by couturiers to achieve their effects. Glossary, selected reading list. Soft covers, near fine. US$ 27.00 / 18.00  pounds sterling


B3076) Haye, Amy De La. THE CUTTING EDGE : 50 Years of British Fashion, 1947-1997. 1996. 10 7/8" x 8 5/8", 208 pages, 149 colour plates, 22 black and white illustrations. Published to coincide with the Victoria and Albert Museum’s major exhibition in March 1997. Celebrating the Victoria and Albert Museum’s unique collection of British fashion, this is the first extensive exploration of British designer-led fashion and its identifying traits. Includes accessories and underwear; designer interviews, Glossary of designers 1947-1997. Hb in dw, near fine. 40.00 pounds sterling

B2568) Rothstein, Natalie (editor). FOUR HUNDRED YEARS OF FASHION. 1984. 11" x 8 1/4", 176 pages, over 200 illustrations, mainly in colour. Based on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s world famous collection, it tells the story of men’s and women’s fashionable dress through the ages right up to the present day. Includes accessories. Glossary. Soft covers, near fine. US$ 21.00 /14.00 pounds sterling

B1751) Lipmann, Anthony. DIVINELY ELEGANT The World of ERNST DRYDEN. 1989. 12 1/4" x 9", 192 pages, illustrated in black and white and colour. Ernst Dryden, poster artist, fashion pioneer, and Hollywood costume designer, played a major part in dictating how an entire generation looked and dressed. Illustrated throughout with superb colour examples of Dryden's output from all stages of his career. Bibliography. Hb in dw, fine. US$ 27.00 / 18.00 pounds sterling

B1375) Martin, Richard and Koda, Harold. HAUTE COUTURE. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1995. 120 pages, 120 colour illustrations. An extremely well illustrated survey of the history of haute couture, from its origins with the House of Worth in mid-nineteenth century Paris to today's major fashion designers. Special attention is given to the skills and techniques involved, with superb close-up photographs showing the details of stitiching, embroidery, beadwork etc. Hb in dw, near fine, except for faint remainder mark on lower edge. US$ 27.00 / 18.00 pounds sterling

B1374) Peacock, John. THE CHRONICLE OF WESTERN FASHION From Ancient Times to the Present Day. 1991. 11 1/4" x 8 1/4", 224 pages, more than 1000 plates in colour. The indispensable reference work on its subject; an unrivalled sourcebook, spanning forty centuries from ancient Egyptian robes to today's latest Parisian designs. John Peacock's meticulous colour drawings are based on a lifetime of research; organised chronologically, together with detailed descriptions. Glossary, Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine, except for remainder mark on lower edge. US$ 30.00 / 20.00 pounds sterling

B1384) Peacock, John. COSTUME 1066 - 1990's. 135 pages, over 1000 illustrations. Bibliography. Soft covers, near fine, except for remainder mark on lower edge. US$ 11.25 / 7.50 pounds sterling

B1146) Weiner, Sue, Michelman, Fran. SHOPPING BAG SECRETS. The most irresistible bags from the world's most unique stores. 1999. 7 1/2" x 7 1/2", 144 pages, illustrated throughout in colour. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 14.50 / 9.50 pounds sterling

B1302) Peacock, John. 20TH. CENTURY FASHION The Complete Sourcebook. 1998. 11 1/4" x 8 1/4", 240 pages, over 1100 full colour illustrations. The most comprehensive and detailed history and sourcebook of 20th century fashion ever published. Concise biographies of Couturiers and Designers. Bibliography. Hb in dw, very good, except for remainder mark on lower edge. US$ 22.50 / 15.00 pounds sterling

B1568) Simon, Marie. FASHION IN ART The Second Empire and Impression. 1995. 11 1/4" x 8 1/4", 264 pages, beautifully illustrated in colour. Explores the complex relationship between fashion and art during the second half of the nineteenth century. Illustrated by some 120 paintings. Glossary, Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 45.00 / 30.00 pounds sterling.

B933) Henry, Maxine. DRESSING PORCELAIN DOLLS. 1995. 11 1/8" x 8 5/8", 160 pages, many colour photographs; full size pattern pieces and clear step-by-step instructions for 8 complete ensembles, based on fashions from the last half of the nineteenth century. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 22.50 / 15.00 pounds sterling


B1204) Parry, Linda. TEXTILES OF THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT. 1997. 10" x 8 1/2", 160 pages, 153 illustrations, 50 in colour. Includes Catalogue of Designers, Craftsmen, Institutions and Firms, Bibliography. Soft covers, near fine. US$ 22.50 / 15.00 pounds sterling

B2313) Ayres, Dianne. AMERICAN ARTS AND CRAFTS TEXTILES. 2002. 10" x 10 1/2", 248 pages, 200 illustrations, including 150 full colour plates. Lavishly illustrated, this book provides historical background as well as decorating inspiration for those who collect and appreciate the Arts and Crafts style. Illustrations show the pieces in period room settings, while other illustrations include vintage advertisements and ephemera. Includes chapters on the craft and construction of Arts and Crafts textiles; Arts and Crafts clothing; care of antique textiles. Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 45.00 /30.00 pounds sterling

B2992) Mossinger, Ingrid (editor). EUROPEAN TEXTILE DESIGN OF THE 1920s (Bestandskatalog / Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz Series.) 1999. 12" x 9", 160 pages, well illustrated in colour and black and white. Presents the complete collection of textiles (some 185 examples)  from the 1920s comprised within the Chemnitz Textile and Handicrafts Collection, one of the largest collections of quality in Europe. Artists’ biographies, Glossary, Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 42.00 / 28.00 pounds sterling

B1926) Schoeser, Mary, and Rufey, Celia. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN TEXTILES from 1790 to the present. 1989. 11 5/8" x 9 1/2", 256 pages, 405 illustrations, 333 in colour. An encyclopaedic and authoritative sourcebook of two centuries of furnishing textiles, lavishly illustrated and charting the changing tastes and technical innovations of succeeding decades. Illustrations of the fabrics are supplemented with pictures of rooms, showing how the fabrics were used at windows, on floors, in upholstery and drapery etc. An invaluable guide for architects and designers. Extensive Bibliography. Hb in dw, fine. US$ 52.50 / 35.00 pounds sterling

B2472) Majkowski, Karol. POLISH TEXTILES. 1968. 11 1/4" x 8 3/4", 14 pages, 92 black and white photographs. Part of a Survey of World Textiles, where each volume dealt with a different country. Hb, near fine, dw has minor repairs at edges otherwise very good. US$ 21.00 /14.00 pounds sterling

B3227) Meller, Susan and Elffers, Joost. TEXTILE DESIGNS 200 years of European and American Patterns for Printed Fabrics Organized by Motif, Style, Color, Layout and Period. 1991. 12"x 9 1/4", 464 pages, 1823 full colour illustrations. Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 72.00 / 48.00 pounds sterling

B3296) Gillow, John. TRADITIONAL INDONESIAN TEXTILES. 1995. 11 5/8" x 8 1/4", 160 pages, 237 illustrations, 188 in colour, map. A comprehensive history of textile production in the Indonesian archipelago, and a complete guide to the islands and their products, from Balinese double ikats and Javanese silks to the gold-thread brocades of Sumatra. Glossary, Bibliography. Soft covers, minor crease to lower corner of rear cover, otherwise near fine. US$ 18.75 / 12.50 pounds sterling

B1881) Synge, Lanto. ART OF EMBROIDERY: HISTORY OF STYLE AND TECHNIQUE. The Royal School of Needlework. 2001. 11" x 8 1/2", 353 pages, 350 superb illustrations, almost all in colour. An authoritative review of the art of embroidery and needlework, discussed within the context of the history of fabrics, of decorative costume, of interior decoration, of church and state ceremonial, of girls' education, of furniture and pastimes. Silk and wool, linen and cotton, with the significance of colours and dyes are also considered. Glossary, Bibliography. Hb in dw, fine. US$ 67.50 / 45.00 pounds sterling

B2142) Iles, Jane. THE NEEDLEWORK GARDEN Over 20 Creative Designs. 1989. 10 3/4” x 8”, 141 pages, over 120 full colour illustrations. With the English garden as her inspiration, embroidery designer Jane Iles has devised over 20 charmingly detailed needlework projects from cushions to greeting cards. Hb in dw, fine. US$ 14.50 / 9.50 pounds sterling

B1306) Frost, Patricia. COLLECTING TEXTILES. 2000. 10 1/2" x 7 1/2", 160 pages, over 350 fully captioned photographs in colour. Comprehensive, includes notes on care and restoration. Glossary, Bibliography. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 22.50 / 15.00 pounds sterling

B1648) Freeman, Charles. PILLOW LACE IN THE EAST MIDLANDS. Luton Museum, 1966. 8 3/8" x 5 1/8", 51 pages, 17 black and white plates, 10 figures. Covers the history of the industry, manufacturing methods. Short Bibliography. Card covers, little rubbed, small area of print lost on upper board, else very good. US$ 7.50 / 5.00 pounds sterling

B1814) Gorman, John. BANNER BRIGHT An Illustrated History of the Banners of the British Trade Union Movement. 1973. 10" x 7 1/4", 184 pages, well illustrated in black and white and colour. A vivid account of the British working class, making an eloquent plea for the saving of these beautiful craft banners. Hb in dw, minor tear repaired on dw, a very good copy. US$ 37.50 / 25.00 pounds sterling

B3248) Kreamer, Christine Mullen (editor); Fee, Sarah (editor). Objects as Envoys : CLOTH, IMAGERY, AND DIPLOMACY IN MADAGASCAR. 2002. 11" x 8 5/8", 205 pages, 97 illustrations in black and white and colour. Published in conjunction with the exhibition ‘Gifts and Blessings : the Textile Arts of Madagascar’. Chronology, Glossary, Bibliography. Folded card covers, near fine. US$ 27.00 / 18.00  pounds sterling

B1491) Clifton-Mogg, Caroline. CURTAINS A DESIGN SOURCE BOOK. 1997. 11 3/4" x 9 3/4", 191 pages, 400 colour photographs, 100 original schematic drawings. Shows how to design window treatments with flair and confidence, covers curtains, blinds, shutters, valances, cornices, swags, tassels etc. Glossary, Directory of Suppliers, list of Architects and designers. Hb in dw, near fine, except for remainder mark on lower edge. US$ 27.00 / 18.00 pounds sterling

B1769) von Bode, Wilhelm, Kuhnel, Ernst. ANTIQUE RUGS FROM THE NEAR EAST. Revised edition, translated by Charles Grant Ellis. 1984. 10 1/4" x 6 7/8", 187 pages, over 120 illustrations, mainly black and white. The best concise, practical and comprehensive survey of the rugs of the Near East from the 13th through to the 17th century. A classic in the field. Bibliography. Hb in dw, fine. US$ 18.00 / 12.00 pounds sterling

B967) Eiland, Murray L. CHINESE AND EXOTIC RUGS. Zwemmer, 1979. 12 1/4" x 9", 246 pages, 52 colour, 180 black and white illustrations, 30 line drawings and maps. Illustrates some 230 rugs. Glossary. Hb in dw, near fine. US$ 67.50 / 45.00 pounds sterling

B661) Allane, Lee. ORIENTAL RUGS A Buyer's Guide. 1997. 10" x 7", 136 pages, 40 colour illustrations, 36 two-colour drawings and 4 maps. A comprehensive guide to modern oriental rugs, giving complete advice on finding the right rug for the right purpose at the right price. Reveals how techniques, materials and tools affect their character and quality. Lee Allane has collected oriental rugs for a number of years and is a consultant for several international auction houses and carpet companies. Soft covers, remainder mark on lower edges, otherwise very good. 9.50 pounds sterling

B662) Hull, Alastair and Barnard, Nicholas, photography by Merrell, James. LIVING WITH KILIMS. 1995. 10 1/4" x 9 3/4", 192 pages, 266 illustrations, 180 in colour and 5 maps. Kilim is the Turkish word for a flatweave or pileless rug. This book covers all aspects of kilims - their origins, how to identify traditional styles and patterns, buying, selling cleaning and repairing, ideas for using kilims in your home. Soft covers; a couple of pages are a little creased, else very good. 9.50 pounds sterling

B361) Bains, Patricia. SPINNING WHEELS, SPINNERS AND SPINNING. 1991 reprint. Quarto, 252 pages. Black and white illustrations. A complete account of the history of the spinning wheel and of spinning techniques. Soft covers, very good. US$ 17.50 / 10.00 pounds sterling / E 15.00