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The Golden Thread: How Fabric Changed History (Paperback)

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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).



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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781631499012
ISBN-10: 1631499017
Publisher: Liveright
Publication Date: July 13th, 2021
Pages: 368
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