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The Book of Fine Linen Hardcover – October 18, 2011
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
About the Author
Francoise de Bonneville is a journalist specializing in the decorative arts and the author of a monograph on the celebrated goldsmith Jean Puiforcat. Marc Porthault continues the tradition of a family business founded in 1925 whose name is synonymous with the finest of linens.
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The Book of Fine Linen covers a wide selection of fabrics made of linen, cotton, silk. And emelishments: weaving, embroidery, print. The author explaines how these fabrics had been used throughout history and how they evolved.
The picures and paintings in the book are very relevant illustration of the text, but they are also a visual feast to the eye, they are gorgeous. It is a delight just to flip through the book and it would be great on the coffee table or as a gift.
Linen is regarded as a high-end material to produce textiles of daily life. It is used both in private homes and
hotels and accompanies a person from the closeness of privacy to social interaction in public. Linen is
presented as a material which might reflect forms of communication between men and women, gentlemen