Style Court

Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016

2.16.2009

Worth Hunting For


In issue 18, Selvedge asked a team of textile experts to help compile a list of must-have books -- titles every fabric connoisseur should read. Gilly Newberry, Director of Bennison, suggested a few that really grabbed my attention: Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850, Florence Montgomery, Viking Press, 1970; Origins of Chintz, John Irwin and Katharine Brett, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1970; Primary Colours, Alexander Theroux, Picadour, 1996; and Sitsen Uit India: Indian Chintzes, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Henry Holt & Co., 1994.

Several of these titles are out of print and very pricey. So, I thought it would be nice if we could hunt for the books at public libraries (or college libraries). Doing a quick search I found Printed Textiles in the Atlanta-Fulton County system. Let us know if you make any discoveries in your neighborhood. (By the way, a copy of Printed Textiles is also available at Russack & Loto Books.)

Credits:
The image at top is from Selvedge ; image three is McCain Library, courtesy Agnes Scott College.

8 comments:

Chakra Pennywhistle said...

I will certainly put these on my list. Thank you so much for the tip!

Style Court said...

Hi Chakra -- let me know if you find any of them :)

Pigtown-Design said...

Haha! I will let you know if I find any of these!

Anonymous said...

UNC - Greensboro's Jackson Library has the book:

http://ilsweb.uncg.edu/web2/tramp2.exe/goto/A01ojt1h.001?screen=Record.html&server=1home&item=19&item_source=1home

Style Court said...

Anon -- thanks so much!

Style Court said...

Meg -- yes, we always love to hear about Book Thing finds!

Shandell's said...

we have the same taste in books, I have these and love them

Style Court said...

Shandell's,

How wonderful to have all of them. Thanks for sharing.