Recherches sur le Commerce, la Fabrication et l'Usage des Étoffes des Soies
Francisque-Xavier Michel
Published by International General, New York / Amsterdam, 2001, 966 pages (b/w ill.), 17.5 × 25 cm, French / English
Price: €75

1st edition of a facsimile reprint by Seth Sieglaub’s International General imprint, originally printed in Paris 1852-1854. A wide-ranging encyclopedic compilation containing thousands of detailled excerpts and scholarly references to the different types of luxury silk, gold and silver textiles and clothing used by the ruling classes during the middle ages. The descriptions are drawn from published and unpublished sources ranging from the sixth through the nineteenth century, and include excerpts from royal and church inventories, memoirs, literature and poetry, among other sources. Due to its scholarship & range of references it is still unsurpassed and remains an unrivalled source book for the study of the history of medieval fine textiles and clothing in Europe, the Islamic and Christian middle east, and especially, France.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Bibliographica Textilia Historiae
Seth Siegelaub
Published by International General, New York, 1997, 416 pages, clothbound hardcover, (b/w ill.), 21.5 × 30.5 cm, English
Price: €90

A comprehensive bibliography compiled by Seth Siegelaub, containing over 5,000 catalogued entries of books & articles, with a total of over 10,000 individual texts included in anthologies, reviews & magazines, published in all languages, mostly European (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish), 15th–20th century, treating all aspects of the history of handwoven textiles as art, craft, technology, industry & commerce. All entries are given with full author & title, edition, publisher, date & series title, with most provided with collations, & over 3,000 with a descriptive annotation, including a list of each text contained in anthologies, reviews & magazines. The work concludes with a detailed subject index of the most important books in each subject area.

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HERMAN SCHOLTEN
Published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1974, 12 pages (b/w ill.), 18 × 29 cm, Dutch
Price: €12

Produced on the occasion of Herman Scholten’s exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 30 November, 1974–28 January, 1975.

SM Cat. No 570.

Designed by Wim Crouwel.

*Please note this publication is secondhand and has some traces of previous ownership.

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Textiles: Open Letter
Published by Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2015, 312 pages (colour & b/w ill.), 20 × 24.5 cm, English
Price: €39 (Temporarily out of stock)

This publication examines the referential and analytical qualities of textiles through both contemporary and historical works. The contributions in this book reflect on the complex interplay between the various functions and connotations of textiles—such as the emphasis on their tactile qualities or the artistic value attributed to them—and the attendant conflicts and antagonisms that articulate relations of power and value and of the interaction of artistic processes with their overarching contexts.

Textiles: Open Letter stems from an exhibition at the Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, and a research project (2010–14) initiated by Rike Frank and Grant Watson. Including artists: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anni Albers, Leonor Antunes, Thomas Bayrle, Jagoda Buic, Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, Loes van der Horst, Johannes Itten, Elisabeth Kadow, Paul Klee, Benita Koch-Otte, Heinrich Koch, Beryl Korot, Konrad Lueg, Agnes Martin, Katrin Mayer, Cildo Meireles, Kitty van der Mijll Dekker, Nasreen Mohamedi, Walter Peterhans, Edith Post-Eberhardt, Josephine Pryde, Florian Pumhösl, Grete Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Willem de Rooij, Desirée Scholten, Johannes Schweiger, Gunta Stölzl, Lenore Tawney, Rosemarie Trockel

Designed by Martha Stutteregger.

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Textiles: Open Letter. Abstraktionen, Textilien, Kunst
Published by Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 2013, 63 pages (colour & b/w ill.), stapled, 14.7 × 21 cm, English/German
Price: €7

Booklet produced for the exhibition Textiles: Open Letter, at the Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach, 22 June–10 November, 2013.

Including the following artists; Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anni Albers, Carl Andre, Leonor Antunes, Tonico Lemos Auad, Thomas Bayrle, Jagoda Buic, Heinrich Clasing, Yael Davids, Sofie Dawo, Ria van Eyk, Hans Finsler, Elsi Giauque, Sheela Gowda, Eva Hesse, Sheila Hicks, Loes van der Horst, Johannes Itten, Elisabeth Kadow, Paul Klee, Benita Koch-Otte, Heinrich Koch, Beryl Korot, Konrad Lueg, Agnes Martin, Katrin Mayer, Cildo Meireles, Kitty van der Mijll Dekker, Nasreen Mohamedi, Walter Peterhans, Edith Post-Eberhardt, Josephine Pryde, Florian Pumhösl, Grete Reichardt, Elaine Reichek, Willem de Rooij, Desirée Scholten, Johannes Schweiger, Gunta Stölzl, Lenore Tawney, Rosemarie Trockel, Vincent Vulsma.

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Herman Scholten
Published by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 1974, 12 pages (b/w ill.), 18 × 29 cm, Dutch
Price: €9 (Out of stock)

Produced on the occasion of Herman Scholten’s exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 30 November 1974–28 January 1975.

SM Cat. No 570.

Designed by Wim Crouwel.

#1974 #stedelijkmuseum #textiles #wimcrouwel