Cotton by Beverly Lemire
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ISBN
9781845203009
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
224
Dimensions
244 x 189mm
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This book explores the fascinating history and present-day practices associated with cotton. This is a story of commercial and cultural enterprise, of war between East and West, of technological and industrial revolution, social modernization, colonialism and slavery. And yet cotton remains one of the most significant mass commodities today. Cotton's history and track record on labour conditions and the environment have tarnished its history and reputation, even as cotton clothes have become the mark of modern industrialized society. Yet cottons also take other cultural forms and cotton textiles and artifacts are part of a vibrant craft tradition in many parts of the world. This book explores the history, impact and ongoing life of this hugely influential textile.
ISBN:
9781845203009
Publication Date:
01 / 06 / 2011
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
244 x 189mm

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