Interior Design


9782080135575
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The Book of Fine Linen

Written by Francoise De Bonneville, Foreword by Marc Porthault

  • January 15, 1999
  • Hardcover
  • Architecture - Interior Design
  • Flammarion
  • 9-1/2 x 12-1/4
  • $50.00
  • $57.00
  • 978-2-08-013557-5

About This Book

A visual tribute to the elegant world of heirloom household fabrics,
from the white linen cloth of ancient Egypt to the rainbow-hued coverlets of today. This lively text introduces heirloom household fabrics, their use, manufacture, embellishments, and care, as well as the infinite variety of fibers and materials used. The author explains how they serve as both unusually revealing testaments of the history of daily life and quintessential examples of the weaver’s craft, often so magnificently decorated that they rival works of art. The text is supplemented by a rich array of paintings, archival photographs, vintage advertisements, and original commissioned photography from collections, private homes, and workshops of the leading contemporary manufacturers. A comprehensive glossary of technical terms, bibliography, and index complete the book. 

About the Author

Francoise de Bonneville is a journalist specializing in the decorative arts and the author of a monograph on the celebrated goldsmith Jean Puiforcat. Marc Porthault continues the tradition of a family business founded in 1925 whose name is synonymous with the finest of linens.

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