The Textile Bible

Originally published in 1970, Printed Textiles: British and American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850 has been updated to reflect the wealth of new information since it was first released. Considered the gold standard on the history of furnishing fabrics, the classic volume has been comprehensively updated by Linda Eaton, the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at the Winterthur Museum. Featuring over 600 colour photographs, many of which were originally printed in black and white, over 100 new pieces and a trove of compelling information on textiles in the form of quilts, curtains, slipcovers and more. “People relate to fabrics on a personal level,” said Eaton. “It's something everyone can understand and feel, whether they're wearing fabric, sitting on it, hanging it from curtain rods, admiring it on a sofa or dressing a child. It's ubiquitous in our lives and inherently personal.”  Available September 23.