Textiles are the most ubiquitous, diverse, and consistently creative art form
on the planet. This major new work comprises more than one thousand
images that highlight the beauty, subtlety, simplicity, or complexity of textiles
created around the world.
Based on knowledge accrued over a lifetime of immersion in the textile
arts, Mary Schoeser’s definitive text offers sweeping insight into the role
that textiles have played throughout human civilization. The juxtaposition
of historical and contemporary examples highlights the skill and imagination
of textile designers through the centuries as well as the remarkable range
Detailed images and informed captions illustrate the variety and allure
of textiles, and the informative descriptions include histories of private
collections, underscoring the importance of context for appreciating the
exquisite detail of fabric and cloth. An extensive resource section provides
valuable information about museum and textile associations across the globe.