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color-a-fab-bib - 9/17/98


Bibliography from a college class on color and fabrics.


NOTE: See also the files: linen-msg, dyeing-msg, mordants-msg, cotton-art,

silk-msg, velvet-msg, wool-hist-msg.





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From: sharpwa!grendal!nam at nosun.west.sun.com (Nicholas Marcelja)

Date: 1 Jan 91 22:06:22 GMT


Here is the bibliography from my wife's class on color and fabrics

General References on Color and Fabrics:


Tailor's Pattern Book 1589 (facsimile) Juan de Alcega

Ruth Bean, Carlton, Bedford 1979


Hispanic Costume 1480-1530 Ruth Matilda Anderson

The Hispanic Society of America, NY 1979


A Handbook of Costume Janet Arnold

MacMillan Ltd., London 1973


'Lost from Her Majesties Back' Janet Arnold

Costume Society 1980 (Extra series No. 7)


Patterns of Fashion (1560-1620) Janet Arnold

Drama Books, NY 1985


Queen Elizabeth's Wardrobe Unlock'd Janet Arnold

W.S. Maney & Sons Ltd., Leeds 1988


Historic Costume for the Stage Lucy Barton

Walter H. Baker Co., Boston 1935


A History of Fashion J. Anderson Black and Madge Garland

William Morrow & Co., NY 1980


"Mary Tudor's Wardrobe" Alison J. Carter

Costume #18 1984


"Dress Fashion of the Italian Renaissance"   L.G. Deruisseau

Ciba Review Vol. 17 January 1939


Book of Costume Millia Davenport

Crown Publ., NY 1948


Renaissance Dress in Italy 1400-1500 Jacqueline Herald

Bell & Hyman, London 1981


The Borgias Marion Johnson

Holt, Rinehart and Winston, NY 1981


A History of Costume Carl Kohler

Dover Publ., NY 1963


Costume in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

M. Channing Linthicum, Russell & Russell, NY 1963


" 'Hir Rob Ryall': the Costume of Mary of Guise"

Rosalind K. Marshall, Costume #12, 1978


Costume and Fashion Herbert Norris

(Several Volumes, different publ.)


History of Costume Blanche Payne

Harper & Row, NY 1965


Costumes and Festivals of Milanese Society Under Spanish Rule

F. Saxl, Oxford University Press 1936


The Golden Book of the Renaissance Irwin Shapiro

Golden Press and the American Heritage Publ. Co., NY 1962


The Medieval and Renaissance World Ed: Edward Wright

Hamlyn Publ. Group Ltd., NY 1979



Textile Bibliography


"Textiles in Biblical Times" Ciba Review 1968/#2


Historic Textile Fabrics Richard Glazier

Charles Scribner's Sons, NY 1923


The Final Steps Beverly Gordon

Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado 1982


The History of the Silk Industry in the United States

Ed: Albert Heusser, Silk Dyer's Assoc. of America.

Patterson, NJ 1927


"Ancient Egypt, the Land of Linen" Alfred Leix

Ciba Review #12


"Babylon-Assur, the Land of Wool" Alfred Leix

Ciba Review #12


Early Decorative Textiles W. Fritz Vollbach

Paul Hamlyn Publ., London 1969


Dyes and Color Bibliography


Two Thousand Years of Textiles Adele Weibel

Pantheon Books, NY 1952


Lichens for Vegetable Dyeing Eileen Bolton

Robin & Russ Handweavers, McMinnville, Oregon 1960


A Weaver's Garden Rita Buchanan

Interweave Press, Loveland, Colorado 1987


The Art of Dyeing Franco Brunello

NerPozzi Editore, Vincenza 1973


Ciba Reviews:

        Sept 1937 #1    "Medieval Dyeing"

        Dec 1937 #4             "Purple"

        March 1938 #7   "Scarlet"

        May 1938 #9             "Dyeing and Tanning in Classical Antiquity"

        June 1938 #10   "Trade Routes and Dye Markets in the Middle Ages"

        Aug 1938 #12    "Weaving and Dyeing in Ancient Egypt and Babylon"

        Jan 1939 #17    "Colors in the (Italian) Renaissance"

        Oct 1939 #26    "Medieval Cloth Printing in Europe"

        May 1941 #39    "Madder and Turkey Red"

        Aug 1942 #44    "Ikats"

        July 1946 #51   "Fabrics and Colors in the Ceremonial of the

                               Court of Burgundy" by H. Wescher

        Nov 1947 #62    "Swiss Fairs and Markets in the Middle Ages"

        March 1948 #65  "The Cloth Trade and the Fairs of Champagne"

        June 1948 #68   "Dyeing Among Primitive Peoples"

        1961 Vol #5             "Alchemy, Dye and Colour"


Traditional Scottish Dyes Jean Fraser

Canongate Publ. Ltd., Edinburgh, Scotland 1985


"Medieval Fabrics and Colors" and "

A Brief Outline of Fabrics and Fashions"

        Kateryne of Hindscroft

From the Skin Out  Vol. 7 No. 2, July XXI


Cochineal and the Insect Dyes Frederick H. Gerber

SelfPublished, Ormand Beach, Florida 1978


The Investigative Method of Natural Dyes Frederick H. Gerber

Handweaver & Craftsman; Brooklyn Botanic Garden Record:

Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot 1968-1975


A Dyer's Manual Jill Goodwin

Pelham Books, Leicaster 1978


Dyes and Color Bibliography, continued.


Fabric and Colors Kathryn Goodwyn

Selfpublished, SCA Author


Nature's Colors: Dyes from Plants Ida Grae

MacMillan Publ. Co., NY 1974


The Color Cauldron Su Grierson

Oliver McPherson Ltd., Angus, Scotland 1986


"Vegetable Dyes of Scotland" Su Grierson

J S D C Vol 100: 209-211 July/Aug 1984


Natural Dyes Sallie Pease Kierstead

Brandon Press Publ., Boston 1959


The Complete Illustrated Book of Dyes from Natural Sources

Arnold & Connie Krockmal, Doubleday & Co., Garden City, NJ 1974


Ancient and Medieval Dyes William Leggett

Chemical Publ. Co., NY 1944


Vegetable Dyes Ethel Mairet

Faber & Faber, London 1916


Medieval English Gardens Teresa McLean

Viking Press, NY 1980


"Dyestuffs" Gwenydd ni Gelligaer (mka Gwennis nha-Jandria)

Compleat Anachronist #41, January 1989


Dyes from Plants Seonaid M. Robertson

Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY 1973


A History of Dyed Textiles Stuart Robinson

MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1969


A History of Printed Textile Stuart Robinson

MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. 1969


Handbook on Dye Plants and Dyeing Ed: E. Schetky

Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn NY 1964


The Use of Vegetable Dyes Violetta Thurstan

Dryad Press, Leicaster 1968


Ancient Dyes for Modern Weavers Palmy Weigle

Watson-Guptill Publ., NY 1974


Nicholas Marcelja ....sun!nosun!sharpwa!grendal!nam



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