Indigo: From Mummies to Blue Jeans. by Jenny Balfour-Paul

Valutazione media 4,8
( su 5 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780714150963: Indigo: From Mummies to Blue Jeans. by Jenny Balfour-Paul

Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. From the time of the ancient Egyptians it made an incredible impact worldwide as the world's only source of blue of every hue, and was also indispensable for creating a glorious range of colours when combined with other natural dyes. It is hard to imagine the incredible impact indigo must have made on the many civilizations that chanced upon it. This classic study, reissued with a new final chapter, examines this extraordinary dye from all angles: the historical, agricultural and botanical origins of the different plant sources; different production and dyeing methods; commerce and economics; various patterning techniques used on a wide range of beautiful textiles; indigo's continued presence in folklore, art and alternative medicine; and its iconic status as the dye that makes blue jeans blue. The accumulation of over twenty years research on the subject, Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans is the richly told story of a commodity that has been central to international trade and textile production for centuries, across time and cultures. Richly illustrated throughout with stunning details and scenes from around the world, this is the definitive study of the fascinating dye behind blue denim.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

About the Author:

Jenny Balfour-Paul, an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Explorers Club, is a partner in "Silk Road Connect", an exciting educational initiative of Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project. She is also a Councillor and Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society and President of the UK Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. A renowned authority on indigo, Jenny has been publishing, lecturing, exhibiting and broadcasting on dye and related subjects for well over twenty years.

Review:

[An] extraordinary book. (Sumana Roy Warscapes Magazine 2014-10-06)

The essence of indigo as a commodity is captured perfectly by Jenny Balfour-Paul. http://chocolatefoodofthegods.weebly.com/indigo-feeling-blue.html (Skylar Ensbury Chocolate Food of the Gods Blog 2014-04-13)

(review of UK edition) (reviewed with Madder Red) Both books combine practical wisdom with a tireless search for historical evidence in print, documents, textiles and photographs, and both deal with the use of the dyes in textiles, paints, and medicines, though their emphases differ. Both have abundant and varied illustrations, but Chenciner's are in black and white, whereas Balfour-Paul offers a magnificent selection in colour...The ramifications of dye-plants are endless, and these two books open up innumerably alluring pathways, not yet explored to their ends. (Joan Thirsk, emeritus reader in economic history, Times Higher Education 2001-02-01)

(review of UK edition) Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans is the definitive work on the dye, tracing its exotic history from the times of the ancient Pharaohs to the present day. Indigo, first published in 1998 by The British Museum Press, has a recently updated last chapter that focuses on sustainability and the environment in the 21st century, and looks at how the dye is once again growing in popularity thanks to an increased demand for organic clothing made from eco-friendly materials. It is far more relevant today because synthetic dyes made from toxic ingredients and used by the textile and fashion industries are creating a large amount waste that is polluting the planet. Natural indigo is made from plants and is a non-toxic product that enriches the soil. In hotter climates indigo can be farmed in rotation with other crops, or on waste land, and it also provides employment in rural regions. Currently, one of Jenny Balfour-Paul's projects is to encourage worldwide revivals
of sustainable natural dyes. The book is beautifully illustrated with over 435 images that show how the dye has featured in different cultures and communities throughout the world. Jenny's experience as a batik artist and teacher is evident in her exploration of how indigo has been portrayed in folklore and through art, exemplified by some stunning photographs of textiles. Indigo has been the symbol for a diverse range of beliefs, highly prized in some cultures, for thousands of years. Strongly associated with wealth, fertility, rites of passage and even in mourning ceremonies, indigo has always been a desirable commodity. Nothing is left out that anyone with an interest in the development of indigo could possibly want to know, from the agricultural and botanical origins to the commerce and economics of the dye. (Jo Wyndham Ward Jo Wyndham Ward Blog 2011-10-25)

Capturing a tapestry of cultural importance around the world author Jenny Balfour-Paul has dedicated most of her life to researching the history of the indigo dye, and gives an in depth explanation of why it's so important now. Following the oldest dye in the world really makes you understand how powerful this dye was for royalty and for trading throughout the ages right up to modern day. If you're interested in the production of dyeing or you're in an art program at school this is a book you want to have for your archives. For denim lovers (the denim industry is the largest user of indigo dye) and design enthusiasts, the book will offer new insight into the process of dyeing denim and fabric. I find myself coming back to this book for inspiration, it has become my definitive guide for textiles, history, and plant based dyes, straight through to synthetic. www.thinkmag.net/review-indigo-egyptian-mummies-to-bluejeans (Think Magazine 2012-08-07)

Historical reflections on the cultivation, use, and politics in this world of blues--from India to Palestine to the Solomon Islands to Nigeria.... Stunningly illustrated and richly researched, Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans tells the history of the dye set against the backdrop of an industrial world. (Julie Foreword Reviews 2012-03-06)

This beautifully illustrated volume presents many details on the history, creation, use and significance of indigo dye.... Balfour-Paul communicates her fascination with indigo, and the many compelling photographs are a treat. (Kathryn Wekselman Library Journal 2012-08-01)

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: British Museum Press 2011-09-05 (2011)
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro British Museum Press 2011-09-05, 2011. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-04764128

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,74
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. From the time of the ancient Egyptians it made an incredible impact worldwide as the world s only source of blue of every hue, and was also indispensable for creating a glorious range of colours when combined with other natural dyes. It is hard to imagine the incredible impact indigo must have made on the many civilizations that chanced upon it. This classic study, reissued with a new final chapter, examines this extraordinary dye from all angles: the historical, agricultural and botanical origins of the different plant sources; different production and dyeing methods; commerce and economics; various patterning techniques used on a wide range of beautiful textiles; indigo s continued presence in folklore, art and alternative medicine; and its iconic status as the dye that makes blue jeans blue. The accumulation of over twenty years research on the subject, Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans is the richly told story of a commodity that has been central to international trade and textile production for centuries, across time and cultures. Richly illustrated throughout with stunning details and scenes from around the world, this is the definitive study of the fascinating dye behind blue denim. Codice libro della libreria AA29780714150963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,56
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom (2012)
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro BRITISH MUSEUM PRESS, United Kingdom, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. From the time of the ancient Egyptians it made an incredible impact worldwide as the world s only source of blue of every hue, and was also indispensable for creating a glorious range of colours when combined with other natural dyes. It is hard to imagine the incredible impact indigo must have made on the many civilizations that chanced upon it. This classic study, reissued with a new final chapter, examines this extraordinary dye from all angles: the historical, agricultural and botanical origins of the different plant sources; different production and dyeing methods; commerce and economics; various patterning techniques used on a wide range of beautiful textiles; indigo s continued presence in folklore, art and alternative medicine; and its iconic status as the dye that makes blue jeans blue. The accumulation of over twenty years research on the subject, Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans is the richly told story of a commodity that has been central to international trade and textile production for centuries, across time and cultures.Richly illustrated throughout with stunning details and scenes from around the world, this is the definitive study of the fascinating dye behind blue denim. Codice libro della libreria AA29780714150963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,57
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: British Museum Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 9
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2011. Condizione libro: New. 2011. Paperback. Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. This title is the story of a commodity that has been central to international trade and textile production for centuries, across time and cultures. Num Pages: 272 pages, 200 illustrations, 150 in colour. BIC Classification: AFW; TDCJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 278 x 223 x 18. Weight in Grams: 1150. Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans. 272 pages, 200 illustrations, 150 in colour. Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. This title is the story of a commodity that has been central to international trade and textile production for centuries, across time and cultures. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: AFW; TDCJ. Dimension: 278 x 223 x 18. Weight: 1158. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780714150963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 20,76
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: British Museum 2011-09-05, London (2011)
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro British Museum 2011-09-05, London, 2011. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780714150963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,61
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,36
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: British Museum Press
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 9
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro British Museum Press. Condizione libro: New. 2011. Paperback. Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. This title is the story of a commodity that has been central to international trade and textile production for centuries, across time and cultures. Num Pages: 272 pages, 200 illustrations, 150 in colour. BIC Classification: AFW; TDCJ. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 278 x 223 x 18. Weight in Grams: 1150. Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans. 272 pages, 200 illustrations, 150 in colour. Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. This title is the story of a commodity that has been central to international trade and textile production for centuries, across time and cultures. Cateogry: (G) General (US: Trade). BIC Classification: AFW; TDCJ. Dimension: 278 x 223 x 18. Weight: 1158. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780714150963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,44
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Quantità: 9
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97807141509630000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 22,60
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: British Museum Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 2
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2011. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria GH9780714150963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 19,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,99
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
Editore: British Museum Press (2011)
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Quantità: 9
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro British Museum Press, 2011. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria GB-9780714150963

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,41
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,07
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Jenny Balfour-Paul
ISBN 10: 0714150967 ISBN 13: 9780714150963
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 9
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; Produced from plants by a process akin to alchemy, indigo has a unique chemistry that renders it compatible with all natural fibres. From the time of the ancient Egyptians it made an incredible impact worldwide as the world's only source of blue of every hue, and was also indispensable for creating. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780714150963_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 21,67
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,33
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro