WEARABLE PRINTS, 1760-1860 History, Materials, and Mechanics. by Susan W. Greene. Hardbound, 9” x 11”, 568 pages. Wearable prints are not only a decorative art form but also the product of a range of complex industrial processes and en economically important commodity. But when did textile printing originate, and how can we identify the fabrics, inks, dyes, and printing processes used on surviving examples?
In this text Susan Greene surveys the history of wearable printed fabrics, which reaches back into the earliest days of the discovery of the delights of patterned cloth and is firmly interwoven with the industrial revolution. The bulk of the book is devoted to the process of printing and dyeing. Greene brings together evidence from period publications and manuscripts, extant period garments and quilts, and scholarship on eighteenth and nineteenth century chemistry and technology. Making the text come alive Greene includes some 1600 full-color-images, including an array of textile examples.
Wearable Prints is a convenient encyclopedic guide, written in plain language accessible to even the most casual reader. Historians, students, costumers, quilters and designers, curators and collectors will find it an essential resource. 703502 Each $100.00
WEARABLE PRINTS, 1760-1860 History, Materials, and Mechanics.
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