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  Book reviews - 2008  

books and articles:

since summer and autumn 2008:

  • Die christlichen Motive des Blaudrucks - please see webpage in: book revievs 2009
  • Venetian Silk Damask, by Swedish 20th century designers. In this book Curator Margareta Ridderstedt describes an important part of textile history: Swedish textile designer's work in the first part of the 20th century and their cooperation with the Venetian silk-weaving company, Bevilacqua. This resulted in fabulous silk textiles - many of which can still be found in Swedish churches.
    Margareta Ridderstedt, 2008, 363 s./illustrerad i färg/inbunden, ISBN 978-91-7209-500-7
    The book costs 350 SEK (incl.VAt but excl. postage and packing) and can be purchased through the Swedish National Heritage Board's bookshop: - Postadress: Riksantikvarieämbetet, Box 5405, 114 84 Stockholm. Besöksadress: Storgatan 41, Stockholm. Kundservice: tfn 08-5191 8000 (vxl). Webbplats:
  • The Embroideries at Hardwick Hall, by Santina M. Levey - please see webpage in: book revievs 2009

    The following books in Italian language treat subjects regarding the Museums in Gorizia, Italy.
    On the website they are linked with the page about Gorizia and the museums there:
  • Exhibition Catalogue: Abitare il 700, by Rafffaella Sgubin. 332 pages, in italian. lavishly illustrated, Musei Provinciali di Gorizia, 2008.- ISBN 978-88-88606-10-0
    Abbigliare il Settecento
    , is one of several articles, it was written by Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols and Raffaella Sgubin, page 275-331.
  • Gli Attems Petzenstein e il Palazzo di città:
    Il "gusto odierno" a Palazzo Attems Petzenstein: gli affreschi ritrovati, Raffaella Sgubin. A cura di Raffaella Sgubin, Musei Provinciali di Gorizia, 2008, 36 pages, in italian language, ISBN: 987-88-88606-09-5
  • Vanità e decoro, Merletti antichi dalle collezioni Coronini Cronberg di Gorizia, Catalogo a cura di Cristina Bragaglia Venuti e Marina Vidoni, 2007, Exhibition Catalogue in collaboration with the "Scuola dei Corsi Merletti in Gorizia" and also with Deutscher Klöppelverband (Marianne Stang), 66 descriptions of lace with fotos, 72 pages, in Italian language,
  • Gorizia, Museo della Moda, e delle Arti Applicate, by Raffaella Sgubin, Trieste 2005, 142 pages, in italien language, lavishly illustrated with coloured fotos, ISBN 88-88606-04-1.
  • Fiori d'Arancio, Abiti, accessori e corredi di nozze tra Otto e Novecento nelle raccolte dei Musei Provinciali di Gorizia, exhibition catalogue by Rafffaella Sgubin. 88 pages, in italian, black and white and coloured photos, Musei Provinciali di Gorizia, 1998. (without ISBN)

  • Teufelshörner und Lustäpfel, Modekritik in Wort und Bild 1150-1620, Gundula Wolter, D-35037 Marburg, 2002 Jonas Verlag, Weidenhäuser Str. 88,, ISBN 3-89445-307-9
  • Berber Costumes of Morocco, Costume berbères du Maroc, Traditional Patterns, by Marie-Rose Rabaté and Frieda Sorber, collaboration André Goldenberg, Paris 2007. ISBN - 978-2-86770-185-6, No d'Editeur 1186, Dépot Légal: quatrième trimestre 2007.
    288 pages, 250 x 275 mm, 400 reproductions, ISBN 978-2-86770-185-6, 75 Euros .
  • Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII, The Wardrobe Book of the Wardrobe of the Robes prepared by James Worsley on December 1516, edited from Harley MS 2284, and his Inventory prepared on 17 January 1521, edited from Harley MS 4217, both in the British Library. Edited and with a Commentary by Maria Hayward, 2007. ISBN - 978 -1-904 350-70-5 (clothbound), ISBN - 978 -1-905981-41-0 (paperbound)
  • European Tapestries in the Art Institute of Chicago, by Koenraad Brosens, with contributions by Pascal-François Bertrand, Charissa Bremer-David, Elizabeth Cleland, Nello Forti Grazzini, Yvan Maes De Wit, and Christa C.Mayer Thurman, Christa Mayer Thurman general Editor, Noember 2008, 416 pages, 297 illustrations (138 color), Hardcover $ 75.00, ISBN: 978-0-300-11960-2
  • Fili e Materia come Colore, Yarns and Material like Colour - di Marialuisa Sponga, 120 pages, in italian and english, Italy 2008. - Località Olgiasca N. 60, 23823 Colico (Lecco) Italy, -
  • Embroidered Textile, A World Guide to Traditional Patterns, by Sheila Paine, London 2008, first published in the United Kingdom in 1990, revised and expanded in 2008, in english, 240 pages, with 508 illustrations, 362 in colour, £ 29.95, ISBN 978-0-500-51394-1
  • Catalogue of the 3rd European Textile and Fibre Art Triennial, Riga 2007, 140 pages.

March to June 2008:

  • Fromme Bilderwelten, Mittelalterliche Textilien und Handschriften, Thorsten Henke, catalogue of the exhibition 19 May until 14 August 2005, in german language, 83 p., many colored fotos, Kestner Museum, Museum Kestnerianum 9, 2005
  • Underkläder (Underwear), Britta Hammar and Pernilla Rasmussen, 252 pages, hardback, illustrated. Format 220 x 230mm. Special offer: price 190 SKr/copy including VAT. Costs for postage will be added. Suggested retailprice is 340 SKr. Bokförlaget Atlantis AB, Sturegatan 24, 114 36 Stockholm;
    Tel: 08-545 660 70; Fax: 08-545 660 71; website:
  • Sperimentazioni Tessili, da Trame d'autore alla Collezione Civica di Fiber Art - Chieri
    Textile experiments. From trame d'Autore to the Civic collection of Fiber Art - Chieri
    a cura di Silvana Nota, Celid, Torino, March 2008, 95 pages, color and black and white fotos, english summary, Euro 20.00
    ISBN 88-7661-793-0 and 978-88-7661-793-5 -
  • Contemporary International Fiber Art, from Lausanne to Beijing, 2004.
    3rd International Fiber Art Biennale (Shanghai) Catalogue, 242 pages, many color and black and white photographs, english translations. With 80 portraits of Chinese fibre artists; and 83 portraits of Korean, Japanese, Indian, Australian, Canadian, US-American, European fibre artists.
    ISBN: 7-112-06994-7 TU 6235 (12948) Edited by Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University
  • "Artes Textiles. Ornamentos para la Liturgia" en Real Colegiata de San Isidoro de León. Relicario de la monaquía leonesa, by M. PÉREZ SÁNCHEZ, Editorial Edilesa, León, 2007, Cap. X, pags. 266-277.
  • Jede Nonne stickte auf ihre Weise, Christa Maria Jeitner, in: Beiträge zur Erhaltung von Kunst- und Kulturgut, 1/2 2007, Bonn/Regensburg (S. 62-75) - (published by Schnell and Steiner)
  • Zur textilen Handarbeit in Zisterzienserinnenklöstern der Mark Brandenburg, Christa Maria Jeitner, in: Sachkultur und religiöse Praxis, Bd. 8 der Studien zur Geschichte, Kunst und Kultur der Zisterzienser, Berlin 2007 (p. 320-383, with bibliografies)
  • Catalogue of the exhibition: Art of the Stitch, available at Euro 10 + postage and packing, Embroiderers Guild, Apt. 41 Hampton Court Palace, Surrey KT8 9AU, UK; Tel: ++44-20-89431 229; e-mail:
  • Textiles, Textilmuseum St.Gallen Textile Museum, Institution and Collections, with english and french summary, Ursula Karbacher, 84 pages, St.Gallen 2008, ISBN 978-3-7291-1115-8
  • Rubans, soieries et haute couture, 1867-1986, Musée d'Art et d'Industrie, place Louis Comte, F-42026 Saint Etienne, catalogue in french and english, 208 pages, 132 fotografs, at Euro 30 ,
  • Histoire de Mode, Christian Lacroix, 240 pages, 150 fotografs, french and english, at Euro 49.-,
  • "Les Annees Folles (1919-192)", Musée Galliera, Paris, 10 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, F-75116, catalogue, 328 pages at Euro 59.-
  • The Migration of Stitches & the Practice of Stitch as Movement, by Anne Butler Morrell, 16 pages, published by D.S. Mehta on behalf of Sarabhai Foundation, Shahibag, Ahmedabad - 380 004, India. ISBN: 81-86980-39-3 -

January to March 2008:

  • As Alfaias Bordadas Sinoportuguesas (Séculos XVI a XVIII), by Maria João Pacheco Ferreira, Lisboa, Universidade Lusíada Editora, 2007
    Contact: - URL: http: //
  • Kölner Patrizier- und Bürgerkleidung des 17. Jahrhunderts. Die Kostümsammlung Hüpsch im Hessischen Landesmuseum Darmstadt (Riggisberger Berichte 15); Johannes Pietsch and Karen Stolleis with a contribution by Nadine Piechatschek, c. 300 pages, with numerous illustrations and drawings; German text with English translation of the main chapters. ISBN 978-3-905014-35-8; Price: CHF 85.-- + postage; CHF 50.-- at the exhibition.
  • Museo del Tessuto di Prato, Trenta anni di donazioni (Prato Textile Museum, Thirty Years of Donations), Prato 2007, in italian and english languages, 235 pages, coloured fotografs, 29cm by 21 cm, ISBN: 978-88-95102-02-3
  • "per manus sororum ...", Niedersächsische Bilstickereien im Klosterstich (1300-1583), by Kohwagner-Nikolai, Tanja, Munich 2006, in german language, 438 pages, many black and white fotografs, 21cm by 29,7 cm, 68 Euro, ISBN: 9783899750829 and
  • CORA GINSBURG LLC - Titi Halle, Catalogue : 16th to 20th c., costume, textiles & needlework, winter 2007

End of 2007:

  • Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII, by Maria Hayward,
  • St. Galler Stickereigeschichte, Imitation oder Inovation, Ursula Karbacher, in: Schriften des Vereins für Geschichte des Bodensees und seiner Umgebung, 125. Heft 2007. Ostfildern, Thorbecke, 2007, p. 125-140.
  • Gestickte Bildteppiche. Entstehungsbedingungen, Verwendung und ihre Funktion, by Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai, in: Kloster und Bildung im Mittelalter. Ed. by Nathalie Kruppa and Jürgen Wilke (Veröffentlichungen des Max-Planck-Instituts für Geschichte 218; Studien zur Germania sacra 28), Göttingen 2006, p. 177-196.
  • Bildteppiche - weit mehr als nur Schmuck. Themen und Funktionen niederdeutscher Klostersticharbeiten des Mittelalters, by Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai, in: Frauen - Kloster - Kunst. Neue Forschungen zur Kulturgeschichte des Mittelalteers. Ed. by Jeffrey F. Hamburger, Carola Jäggi, Susan Marti und Hedwig Röckelein (in print 2007).

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