Book of Fine Linen by Francoise De Bonneville
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Book of Fine Linen
By Francoise De Bonneville

The Book of Fine Linen

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Book of Fine Linen by Francoise De Bonneville

Book Description

This glorious tribute to vintage and collectibles linens, now back in print. "The Book of Fine Linen" invites us to enter the elegant world of heirloom household fabrics, their use and manufacture, their embellishment and care. In her lively thematic treatment, Francoise de Bonneville presents countless fibers and materials as both quintessential examples of the weavers art and unusually revealing testaments of the history of daily life. Making extensive use of household inventories, diaries, and colorful details and anecdotes describing domestic arrangements, the author has examined centuries of textile history. Fabulous embroidery techniques and designs from Europe and America are also superbly illustrated and carefully explained. A fascinating text is supplemented by a rich array of visual material drawn from archival photographs, vintage advertisements, old department store catalogues, and splendid paintings, as well as original photography commissioned especially for this volume in extraordinary textile collections, private homes, and the weaving and embroidery workshops of great contemporary manufacturers. This sumptuously designed book, with its comprehensive glossary of technical terms, bibliography, and index, will make an exquisite and cherished gift for the bride-to-be as well as a stunning visual treat for textile collectors, decorators, and anyone interested in discovering the history of fine household fabrics, delightfully told, from the white linen cloth of ancient Egypt to the rainbow-hued coverlets of today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9782080135575
ISBN-10: 2080135570
Format: Hardback
(310mm x 240mm x 25mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Flammarion
Publisher: Editions Flammarion
Publish Date: 16-May-1994
Country of Publication: France

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Author Biography - Francoise De Bonneville

Francoise de Bonneville is a journalist specializing in the decorative arts and the author of a monograph on the celebrated goldsmith Jean Puiforcat. Marc Porthault continues the tradition of a family business founded in 1925 whose name is synonymous with the finest of linens.

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