Art, fashion, interior textiles and history of dyes in the library

11 November, 2014

A library on a specialist subject as textiles seems limited, but new acquisitions show the versatility of the library, with books on fashion, art, art history and the history of natural dyes.

Natural Dyes : Sources, Tradition, Technology and Science / Dominique Cardon. – Londen : Archetype, 2007.

A discription of all known natural dyes, from all continents and all ages. 300 plants and 30 animals used by people to colour textiles.

Art / Fashion in the 21st Century / Mitchell Oakley Smith; Alison Kubler. – London : Thames & Hudson, 2013.

Art or fashion? With Walter van Beirendonck, Maison Martin Margiela, architexts OMA, Viktor & Rolf and many others…

Raumkunst und Kunsthandwerk = Interior Design and Decorative Arts, Band II: Textilien = Textiles / Henry van de Velde; Hrsg.Thomas Föhl, Antje Neumann. – Leipzig : Seemann, 2014.

459 pages and more than 1.000 pictures on the textiles by the Belgian Art Nouveau architect and designer Henry van de Velde.

The fashion swatch book / Marnie Fogg. – London : Thames & Hudson, 2014.

Fashion textiles by Nuno Corporation, Zandra Rhodes, Marimekko and many others in all textile techniques, such as knitting, embroidery, printing, and weaving.

Berlinde De Bruyckere / o.l.v.: Angela Mengoni; auteurs: Emmanuel Alloa … [et al.]. – Brussel : Mercatorfonds, 2014.

Belgian artist Berlinde De Bruyckere often uses textiles in her works. past daarbij. In the work Aaneen-genaaid she uses a woolen blanket This work is part of the collection of museum De Pont in Tilburg.

Fashion knitwear / Jenny Udale. – London : Laurence King, 2013.

40 international  designers who use techniques such as hand and machine knitting, crochet and macramé, as well as knit fabrics, to produce fashion garments. Designers including Sandra Backlund, Walter van Beirendonck (again!) and Nanna van Blaaderen.

Fiber sculpture 1960-present / Jenelle Porter. – Munich : Prestel, 2014.

Exhibition catalogue which goes with the exhibiotion Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present, the first exhibition in 40 years to examine the development of abstraction and dimensionality in fiber art from the mid-twentieth century through to the present. Exhibition in the Institute for Contemporary Art in Boston