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Glasgow Museums 17th Century Costume

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10 Jan 2014
Unicorn Press Ltd
Rich silks embellished with needlework were used to create expensive, high quality garments, affordable only for the wealthy. Yet their very exclusivity has meant that few items have lasted through the centuries, many having fallen victim to reuse and repurposing as other garments and household items. Several rare and beautiful pieces do however survive in Glasgow Museums' collections. This book is the first in the series of publications about Glasgow Museums' European Costume collection. Designed to appeal to costume and embroidery enthusiasts and social historians alike, it features new photography and the fruits of recent research, revealing the intricate details of exquisite embroidery.
The author Rebecca Quinton is Curator, European Costume and Textiles at Glasgow Museums and Honorary Senior Research Fellow, History of Art, University of Glasgow. Prior to this she was Curator, Costume and Textiles at Brighton and Hove Museums.
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