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The Book of Silk tells the rich history of this remarkable material through five millennia, reproducing hundreds of fabrics, furnishings and garments from all parts of the world. From ancient China the narrative leads by the legendary Silk Routes to Byzantium on to the Renaissance. In modern times the fashion industry yields a wonderful array of designs, from Fortuny and Balenciaga, Poiret and Schiaparelli. At every stage, silk’s status as the most prized fabric of all ensured that it drew the most creative talents of every period. A selection of illustrations, many drawn from private collections, reveals silk’s omnipresence in couture and decoration, carpets, embroidery and even painting. Complete with a detailed reference section that includes terms and technical processes, collecting and care, galleries and museums, and a bibliography.