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


Made of Cotton

Back in January I described cotton specialist Giorgio Riello's book, Cotton: The Fabric that Made the Modern World, as "soon-to-be-released." For those of us in the States, end of May is more precise. But if you prefer e-books, Cambridge University Press is also making the title available for a variety of devices.

Again, Riello's background encompasses material culture (specifically, shoes, fashion and textiles) as well as global economic history, so he brings a fascinating perspective. See my extremely short overview here and find Rebecca Unsworth's in-depth interview with professor Riello here.

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