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The Golden Thread - A Cultural History of Humanity in Twelve Fabrics

The Golden Thread - A Cultural History of Humanity in Twelve Fabrics

Author: Kassia St Clair
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From the mummies of Ancient Egypt; via the silken dragon robes of Imperial China and the woollen sails of Viking longboats to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution (and sparked more than one war); arriving finally at the lab-blended fibres that have allowed astronauts to moonwalk -- fabrics, manmade and natural, have changed and shaped the world we live in.


In twelve fascinating chapters, Kassia St Clair lays out an alternative history of civilisation and human creativity. Wittily written and compellingly argued, this book will change the way you see the world.

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General Fields

  • : 9781473659032
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
  • : John Murray
  • : October 2018
  • : October 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Kassia St Clair
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 677.009
  • : 368