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Lace, History and Fashion

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Lace, History and Fashion

by Kraatz, Anne

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New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to 11" - 13" tall. Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bound handsomely in a brick-red cloth cover, with sharp and distinct lettering to spine. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, protected by a plastic coat, dust jacket not being price-clipped. 192 pp. 180 illustrations, 92 in full color. From the publisher's blurb, "Lace: the very word conjures up visions of both purity and eroticism--the virginal white of a lace wedding veil, the seductiveness of black lace. No other fabric, not even silk or velvet, has carried through the centuries the evocative power of lace. In a century-by-century account, the author gives a detailed description of the principal laces of each period, placing them in their historical context. Photographs of laces from every period, almost all published here for the first time--as well as reproductions of paintings depicting lace--appendices of techniques and developments worlwide and a short glossary of terms complete this sumptuous volume. An invaluable work of reference for collectors and all those with an interest in the history history of textiles and fashion, this is also a book to enchant everyone who appreciates the beauty of lace.Member, I.O.B.A., C.B.A., and adherent to the highest ethical standards. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets.


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Lace, History and Fashion
Kraatz, Anne
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Rizzoli International Publications
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Anne Kraatz|lace|the decorative arts

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