Decorative Textiles: An Illustrated Book on Coverings for Furniture, Walls and Floors, Including Damasks, Brocades and V

December 7, 2017|
Decorative Textiles: An Illustrated Book on Coverings for Furniture, Walls and Floors, Including Damasks, Brocades and V by George Leland Hunter

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Excerpt from Decorative d104iles: An Illustrated Book on Coverings for Furniture, Walls and Floors, Including Damasks, Brocades and Velvets, Tapestries, Laces, Embroideries, Chintzes, Cretones, Drapery and Furniture Trimmings, Wall Papers, Carpets and Rugs, Tooled and Illuminated Leathers

The main text of my book is of course d104ure. The word is Latin for weave, and as might be expected, it is produced most richly on the loom. It is of d104iles the most distinctive quality, and when applied to other materials such as wood, marble and brick, iron, bronze and gold, paint, paper and cement, is merely a borrowed and imita tive term.

Consequently, while keeping design and pattern and colour and their historic development constantly before me, I have in every chap ter accentuated the importance of d104ure. I have shown that texture is not only the quality which distinguishes d104iles above other materials, but is also the quality which distinguishes d104iles from one another. It is the quality which distinguishes a damask from a brocade, a plain weave from a twill, a satin from a madras, a velvet from a burlap, a domestic carpet from an Oriental rug.

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Title:Decorative Textiles: An Illustrated Book on Coverings for Furniture, Walls and Floors, Including Damasks, Brocades and V
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:490 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.99 in
Shipping dimensions:490 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.99 in
Published:December 7, 2017
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781333850487

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