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The book of fine linen / Françoise de Bonneville ; preface by Marc Porthault ; translated from the French by Deke Dusinberre.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 746.9 BONNEVILLE (Text) 33946002657513 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9782080135575
  • ISBN: 2080135570
  • Physical Description: 208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
  • Edition: English language ed.
  • Publisher: Paris : Flammarion, [2011, c1994]

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General Note:
Originally published in French as Le livre des blancs ©Flammarion, S.A., Paris, 1994.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 206) and index.
Summary, etc.:
Household linens incarnate a complex tradition that spans centuries and an astounding breadth of cultures. They exist in an infinite variety of fibers and weaves and can be adorned with embroidery, lace and other exquisite refinements. Linens have occasionally become so silken, so finely damasked and so magnificently decorated that they aroused passions and often represented some of the most prized elements of interiors, rivaling works of art. 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 weaver's art and unusually revealing testaments of the history of daily life.
Subject: Linen > History.
Household linens > History.

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