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The Golden Thread

How Fabric Changed History

Kassia St. Clair

Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/25/2019)
Hardcover (11/12/2019)

Description

Book Authority • 36 Best Textile Design eBooks of All Time



A briskly told, 30,000-year history of textiles that “will make you rethink your relationship with fabric” (Elle Decoration).


 


From colorful threads found on the floor of an ancient Georgian cave to the Indian calicoes that fueled the Industrial Revolution, The Golden Thread illuminates the myriad and fascinating histories behind the cloths that came to define human civilization—the fabric, for example, that allowed mankind to shatter athletic records, and the textile technology that granted us the power to survive in space. Exploring the enduring association of textiles with “women’s work,” Kassia St. Clair “spins a rich social history . . . that also reflects the darker side of technology” (Rachel Newcomb, Washington Post).



Liveright, 9781631499012, 368pp.

Publication Date: July 13, 2021



About the Author

Kassia St. Clair is a journalist and author who has written about design and culture for publications including the Economist, Elle, and the Times Literary Supplement. The author of The Secret Lives of Color, St. Clair lives in London.