Wednesday 30 April 2014

Fashionable Encounters - A new book due out shortly

Fashionable Encounters. Perspectives and Trends in Textiles and Dress in the Early Modern Nordic World., edited by Tove Engelhardt Mathiasen, M.-L. Nosch,  Maj Ringgaard, Kirsten Toftegaard, and Mikkel Venborg Pedersen. Oxbow Books, Oxford 2014, (due out 30th May).  Ancient Textiles Series, no.14

The book has sixteen papers which focus on the Nordic world (Denmark, Norway, Sweden Finland, Iceland, the Faroe Isles and Greenland) and says it covers 1500–1850, however most of the papers are on the 17th and 18th centuries.

There is a contents list and further information at the Oxbow website
Note that this is available for pre order and is currently cheaper direct from Oxbow £28.50, than from Amazon £36.85, but I don’t know what Oxbow is charging for postage.

I was privileged to hear Maj Ringgaard talk about 17th Scandinavia knitted jackets at a Knitting History Forum meeting, so I am really looking forward to her paper. They are very different to the “Italian” jackets we are used to in the V&A and other western, as opposed to northern, European museums.

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