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by Raoul d'Harcourt

  • Author: Raoul d'Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0486421724
  • ISBN13: 978-0486421728
  • ePub: 1277 kb | FB2: 1758 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Decorative Arts & Design
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (February 27, 2002)
  • Pages: 320
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 116
  • Format: docx mbr lit azw
Textiles of Ancient Peru and Their Techniques ePub download

Apr 26, 2014 Kerfe rated it it was amazing. Shelves: non-fiction, textiles, visual-arts, creative-sparks. I have owned this book for a very long time and often looked through the many plate illustrations for ideas and inspiration, but I don't think I ever really read through the admittedly sometimes very technical text. Why now? I've been back to my Bauhaus explorations and in particular the work of Josef and Anni Albers; Anni admired these weavers immensely.

The book shows the different textile works of ancient Peru peoples, and brings the reader to all the extreme complexity and ingenuity they had to use to bring about these extraordinary peices of art. Detailed description of the techniques used to construct the textiles is sometimes mind-boggling. One person found this helpful.

Books Movies Music Classical All Products Sellers. Textiles of Ancient Peru and Their Techniques. This magnificently illustrated work offers a comprehensive view of the textiles and techniques of pre-Columbian Peru

Books Movies Music Classical All Products Sellers. This magnificently illustrated work offers a comprehensive view of the textiles and techniques of pre-Columbian Peru. An introduction discusses yarns, dyes, looms, and raw materials; the first of the two-part text examines weaves, and the second considers such nonwoven materials as braiding, felt, and embroidery.

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Most of the best preserved textiles were originally part of burial furnishings left in ancient cemeteries stretching from central Peru to northern Chile. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1962. The far north Andean coast (modern Colombia, Ecuador, and northern Peru) encounters periodic torrential showers which have destroyed most ancient remains. Few textiles have survived from the highland wet and dry climate or the rainforest regions of the eastern Andean slopes stretching to the Atlantic ocean.

Sheila Hicks was a student at Yale when she took a class on pre-Columbian art in the mid-1950s

Sheila Hicks was a student at Yale when she took a class on pre-Columbian art in the mid-1950s. At the time, there was only one book in the library on Andean textiles, Raoul d’Harcourt’s Textiles of Ancient Peru and their Techniques (1934) - still essential reading on the subject - and she saw that Anni Albers had checked it out. Hicks was captivated by the textiles produced by Andean tribes in the centuries before the Spanish Conquest of 1532, as well as those predating the Incas who ruled for the preceding 100 years

Textiles Of Ancient Peru And Their Techniques Raoul D'Harcourt 1974. Textile Collage book using collage techniques in textile art by Mandy Pattullo to re-use old fabric to create new quilts clothes portraits.

Textiles Of Ancient Peru And Their Techniques Raoul D'Harcourt 1974.

Raoul D’Harcourt: Textiles of Ancient Peru and their Techniques, University of Washington Press, Seattle 1962.

This magnificently illustrated work offers a comprehensive view of the textiles and techniques of pre-Columbian Peru. An introduction discusses yarns, dyes, looms, and raw materials; the first of the two-part text examines weaves, and the second considers such nonwoven materials as braiding, felt, and embroidery.
Felolak
This was one of the first serious attempts at examining the weaving techniques used on what is still considered one of the more primitive looms in use today. Many other researchers, weavers and non-weavers alike, have used this book as a basis for their work, and built upon the research he did, so it is one of the bibles on South American indigenous weaving.
The text is somewhat dry because this is not a coffee table book; and the photographs of textiles are unfortunately in black and white, but there is more than enough information here for several more authoritative books on the subject, and is a must for the serious weaving or textile student. It is divided up into sections that attempt to give a classification of the types of textiles found, and the methods used to create them. Textile production, and the way the garments or artifacts were constructed and decorated, had great religious and social significance, and the methods used were/are anything but primitive, although most looms consist of a bundle of sticks.
There is nothing on basic weaving techniques as such; this is not an instruction book on how to do backstrap weaving, but is a must have for anyone interested in taking their weaving beyond the basics, and understanding what the loom is really capable of. Multi-shaft loom weavers will also find it interesting as many of the techniques described bear a striking resemblance to techniques practiced today around the world in other weaving cultures. It is helpful in re-interpreting these techniques for the modern loom. As someone who is studying backstrap weaving techniques, I would not be without this book as it is good to go back to see, study and understand the diagrams, photographs and descriptions of the textiles the author examined.
An excellent resource for those interested in Pre-Columbian textiles and weaving traditions.
Mopimicr
I thought that this book would focus on more on the symbolism of the textiles, but I was disapointed. The book was primarily dealing with the technical aspects of weaving a is a little outdated. The images were all in black and white so I could not get a good feel for the textiles.
Skillet
textiles of ancient peru and their techniques

raoul d'harcourt

1962

First US Edition Hardcover

"Great book featuring textiles and weaving from Pre-Columbian Peru. 117 black and white illustrations / photographs of weavings, textiles, woven textiles - patterns, designs, abstract patterns. Also black and white drawings of pattern and weaving techniques. Includes bibliography. Hardcover. 186 pages of text 117 plates "
Clodebd
We used this book and a few others for comparisons with a collection of ancient peruvian textiles at a museum I worked for several years ago. It was very useful and we referred to it frequently. It included all of the techniques used in the museum collection (consisting of 100's of fragments), and had plenty of pictures for examples. Of course the techniques aren't limited to Ancient Peru, but would apply to just about any textiles--(however the pictures are ancient peruvian). I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about ancient or modern textile techniques--a valuable resource in any museum with this type of collection.
Ventelone
Excellent needlework projects--useful for many projects.
White_Nigga
The book shows the different textile works of ancient Peru peoples, and brings the reader to all the extreme complexity and ingenuity they had to use to bring about these extraordinary peices of art. Detailed description of the techniques used to construct the textiles is sometimes mind-boggling.
invincible
The acknowledged "bible" of pre-Columbian Central Andean textile creation. Worth every penny I spent!
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