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Classic Fabrics

Henrietta Spencer-Churchill

ISBN 10: 0847819744 / ISBN 13: 9780847819744
Published by Rizzoli, 1996
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Large hardcover, 192 pages in near fine condition with near fine dustjacket, light rubbing to jacket. 1st American edition, 1st printing. Over 200 vibrandt color photos. This book is essential for the professional and home decorator, and will fascinate anyone interested in the history of fabrics, interior decoration, and achieving classic style in the home. Lots of inspiration here.; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005157

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Title: Classic Fabrics

Publisher: Rizzoli

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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In Classic Fabrics Henrietta Spencer-Churchill shares her knowledge of the long history and art of decorating with fabrics, enabling anyone to recognize and use traditional textures and patterns to shape great rooms.

The first section of the book examines the history of fabrics, from medieval tapestries and eastern silks, to eighteenth-century Toile de Jouy and the latest innovations in synthetics. This is followed by a series of beautifully photographed rooms that show how textiles are used in the home for curtains and drapes, table linens and bedspreads, cushions and lampshades, and the more specialized canopies and awnings. The final section describes the textures, patterns, and weaves of cottons, linens, wool, silks, satins, velvets, damasks, jacquards, laces, and tapestries. Finishes such as felting, glazing, waterproofing, and moire are explained, and hundreds of fabric samples are reproduced.

Illustrated with over 200 vibrant color photographs, Classic Fabrics offers hundreds of inspirational ideas and practical tips.

From Library Journal:

In this extensively illustrated volume, Spencer-Churchill, who runs Woodstock Designs and is the author of Classic English Interiors (LJ 10/15/92), describes the historical and current use of fabrics in interior design. Proceeding room by room, she covers the use of fabrics in upholstery, window treatments, and wall coverings. The final section concentrates on the fabrics themselves with definitions as well as samples of each type of fabric discussed. A good, lavish visual sourcebook that will provide inspiration and education for those interested in fabrics for interior decoration.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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