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Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

10.31.2007

Romancing the Plaid



The other day I purchased Tartan: Romancing the Plaid, and I've been planning to post a review. But then I saw Annie Kelly's coverage for 1stdibs, complete with superb images. There's not much more for me to add, except to say the book includes many fun pop-culture photos that offer an interesting balance. Irreverent contemporary fashion, Abercrombie and Fitch ads, and Tiffany windows are juxtaposed with centuries-old paintings to convey tartan's broad appeal.

If you are a serious textile enthusiast, flip through the book if you can. Apart from the rich images, the text is comprehensive. It's a great resource.


BTW: The Scottish Weaver sells blankets similar to decorator Barrie Benson's as seen in Domino's October issue.

Above top, Charlotte's wedding from Sex and the City as seen in Rizzoli's Tartan.

12 comments:

a. said...

Love the plaid :-)

Arch at Rang said...

Lovely plaids...like the blue and green blanket:-)

Arch at Rang said...

Lovely plaids especially like the blue & green blanket:-)

Mrs. Blandings said...

The book mark is total genius.

ALL THE BEST said...

Looks like a great book. It will be fun to read it from the perspective of living in Scotland. Thanks for sharing Courtney!

Anonymous said...

Just ordered the book - looking forward to it - thanks for the sneak peak! KDM

robyn said...

I still have my black watch pattern pleated skirt from college. Love the plaid posts :)

The Peak of Chic said...

Can't wait to read this book. I agree with Patricia- marvelous book mark!

Style Court said...

Anon, Hope you love it!!

elizabeth said...

Speaking of Plaid and Sex in the City, remember Charlotte's plaid formal dress for her husband's Scottish society (or something like that) event? I was wowed by that at the time.

Style Court said...

Elizabeth, good memory!

Jordan Cappella said...

I Love that sex in the city made it into the book!