A POSSIBLE CLASSIFICATION OUTLINE FOR THE STUDY OF THE LITERATURE OF TEXTILE HISTORY

 

1. BOOKS CLASSIFIED BY SUBJECT

I. TEXTILE-RELATED GENERAL REFERENCE WORKS

A. General Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

 

II. TEXTILE-RELATED ECONOMIC HISTORIES

OF WORK, INDUSTRY AND COMMERCE

A. Economic Bibliographies

B. Early Handbooks and Guides (16th - 18th Century)

C. The General History of Industry and Trade

- 1. Specific Subjects

-- a. Trade Fairs

-- b. The Hanse

-- c. Other ....

D. The History of Work, Professions and Craft Guilds

E. Royal and Governmental Edicts, Statutes, Laws

- 1. Published

- 2. Unpublished

F. Textile Company Histories

 

III. TEXTILE-RELATED SOCIAL HISTORY:

TEXTILE CONSUMPTION AND USE

A. General Social Histories

B. Church and Royal Inventories

C. Sumptuary Laws

D. Account Books

 

IV. TEXTILE-RELATED TRAVEL AND VOYAGES

A. General Works and Bibliographies

B. First-Hand Accounts (Including Reprints)

 

V. TEXTILE-RELATED WORKS ON DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ART, AESTHETICS, ARCHAEOLOGY, CRAFTS, ORNAMENT, DESIGN, ETC.

A. Bibliographies, Dictionaries and Handbooks (All Periods)

B. General Histories and Theoretical Works (All Periods)

C. Pictorial Surveys, Histories and Catalogues

- 1. By Period or General Art Style

-- a. The Mediterranean Region

--- 1. Coptic, Early Christian and Byzantine Art

--- 2. Islamic Art

---- aa. The Medieval Period

--- ab. 16th – 2oth Century Period

--- ac. Other ....

-- b. The European Region

--- 1. Antique Period

--- 2. The Medieval Period

--- 3. The Baroque & Rococco Period

-- c. Other ....

 

VI. THE TEXTILE PRODUCTION PROCESS:

RAW MATERIALS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES

A. General Works On Textile-Related Technology, Early Chemistry and Mechanics

B. Dyes and Dyeing

- 1. General Bibliographies, Histories and Surveys

-- a. The History of Color

- 2. Early Books of Dyeing Techniques and Recipes (16th - Early 19th Century; Including Reprints)

- 3. Specific Dyes and Mordants

-- a. Alum

-- b. Indigo

-- c. Woad

-- d. Madder

-- e. Other ....

- 4. Bleaching

- 5. Printing Techniques [See Also: Printed Textiles]

- 6. Tanning [See Also: Leather]

- 7. Other ....

C. Fibers

- 1. General Works

-- a. Early General Histories (16th - 18th Century; Including Reprints)

- 2. Specific Natural Fibers

-- a. Silk and Sericulture

-- b. Cotton

-- c. Wool

-- d. Flax and Linen

-- e. Bast Fibers

--- 1. Hemp

--- 2. Jute

--- 3. Ramie, Sisal and Coir

-- f. Other ....

- 3. Compound Fibers

--- a. Metal Thread (Especially Gold and Silver)

--- b. Mixed Fibers

- 4. Synthetic Fibers

D. The Weaving Process

- 1. Weaving Techniques and Loom Technology

- 2. Spinning and Carding Tools and Techniques

E. Embroidery, Lace and Sewing Tools

- 1. General Works

- 2. Specific Tools

-- a. Needles

-- b. Thimbles

-- c. Other ....

- 3. The Sewing Machine

F. Textile Terminology and Analysis

G. Textile Conservation, Restoration and Exhibition

 

VII. THE TEXTILE ART: THE FINISHED PRODUCT

A. General Works and Bibliographies

- 1. General Social and Theoretical Works

B. Woven Textiles By General Period

- 1. The Prehistoric and Ancient Period (Through ca 3rd Century A.D. ("Archaeological" Textiles)

- 2. All Periods and Types of Textiles (From the 3rd Century A.D. - 18th Century)

-- a. General Bibliographies

-- b. Other ....

- 3. The Medieval Period (3rd - 15th Century)

- 4. The Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo Periods (16th - 18th Century)

- 5. Modern "Folk", "Primitive", "Third World" Textiles (19th - 20th Century)

C. Specific Regional-Historic Types of Woven Textiles

- 1. The Mediterranean Region

-- a. Coptic, Early Christian and Byzantine Textiles

-- b. Islamic Textiles

--- aa. Tiraz

- 2. Other Regions ....

D. Specific Forms and Types of Woven Textiles

- 1. Linen Damask

- 2. Shawls

- 3. Velvets

- 4. Other ....

- 5. By Type of Fiber(s)

-- a. Silk

--- aa. Bizarre Silks

--- bb. Half Silks

-- b. Wool

-- c. Cotton

-- d. Linen

-- e. Other ...

E. Printed, Stamped and Painted Textiles

- 1. General Works

- 2. Specific Types

-- a. Ikats

-- b. Other ......

F. Passementries, Borders, Braids, Ribbons, Trimmings

- 1. General Works

- 2. By Specific Type

-- a. Borders

-- b. Braiding

-- c. Sashes and Belts

-- d. Other ....

G. Embroidery

- 1. General Works

- 2. Specific Types of Embroidery

-- a. Samplers

-- b. The Bayeux "Tapestry"

-- c. Liturgical Embroidery

--- aa. Catholic and Greek Orthodox

--- bb. Buddhist

--- cc. Jewish

--- dd. Other ....

-- d. Needlepoint