Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Resources for studying Asian textiles - a bibliography

Resources

I'll be adding more all the time, so keep an eye on this page.  New additions will be marked with an asterisk.


Books:


Zhao, Feng. Treasures in Silk: An Illustrated History of Chinese Textiles.  Hong Kong: ISAT/Costume Squad Ltd, 1999


Menzies, Jackie and Judith Rutherford.  Celestial Silks: Chinese Religious and Court Textiles.  Sydney: Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2004


Jackson, Anna.  Japanese Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum.  London: Victoria and Albert Publications, 2000


Narasin, Rochelle M. and Sunny Yang.  Textile Art of Japan.  Tokyo: Shufunomoto Co. Ltd., 1998


Arthur, Liz and Nasreen Askari.  Uncut Cloth: Saris, Shawls and Sashes.  London: Merrell Holberton Publishers, 1999


Maxwell, Robyn.  Sari to Sarong: Five Hundred Years of Indian and Indonesian Textile Exchange.    Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2003


Crill, Rosemary (Ed.).  Textiles from India: The Global Trade.  Oxford: Seagull Books, 2006


Websites:


Metropolitan Museum of Art  

In particular see the Timeline of Art History and its Thematic Essays


Wikipedia 

Use with caution!  Look for proper citations in the articles, and go to the original source if at all possible!


Victoria and Albert Museum 


Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum 


Tokyo National Museum 


Te Papa: Collections Online


Reputable textile dealers:


Meg Andrews 


Japanese Textile Art


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