Volume 8, Number 1, Jan. 1986, p.15



The University of Washington (P.O. Box C-50096, Seattle, WA 98145-0096, 206-543-8870) is distributing several books which may be of interest to the textiles conservator:

Universal Stitches for Weaving, Embroidery, and Other Arts by Nancy Arthur Hoskins, $19.95 paper;

Navajo Weaving: Three Centuries of Change by Kate Peck Kent, $14.95 paper;

Pueblo Indian Textiles: A Living Tradition by Kate Peck Kent, $14.95 paper;

Salish Weaving by Paula Gustafson," $27.50 cloth;

Kalamkari: Painted and Printed Fabrics from Andhra Pradesh by Nelly Sethna, $22.50 cloth;

Ikat of India: Contemporary Weaves of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh by the Mingei International Museum of World Folk Art, $8.95 paper;

Costumes of the Minority Peoples of China edited by the Central Academy of Ethnology, $100. cloth;

Traditional Textiles of Tunisia and Related North African Weavings by Irmtraud Reswick, $24.95 paper;

A Century of Change in Guatemalan Textiles by Ann Pollard Rose, $18.95 paper.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH Press, 172 Second Ave., North, Suite 102, Nashville, TN 37201, 615-255-2971) is offering titles of interest to the architectural conservator:

Identifying American Architecture: A Pictorial Guide to Styles and Terms, 1600-1945 by John J. G. Blumenson, $8.95 paper;

All About Old Buildings: The Whole Preservation Catalog edited by Dianne Maddex, $24.95 softbound;

Historic Preservation: A Bibliography on Historical Organization Practices, Volume 1 edited by Frederick L. Rath, Jr. and Merrilyn Roger's O'Connell, $11.00 cloth;

Historic Preservation in Small Towns by Arthur P. Ziegler, Fr. and Walter C. Kidney, $11.95 paper.

The Fourth Edition of the Directory of Corporate Art Collections, compiled and edited by the International Art Alliance may be obtained for $69 from the American Council for the Arts (ACA Books, Dept. 24, 570 Seventh Ave., NY, NY 10018.)

The Caber Press will publish, in January, a translation of Julius Wiesner's Mikroskopische Untersuchung der Papiere von El- Faijum, "Microscopic Examination of the Faijum Papers." The Faijum papers are 8th-9th century handmade papers from the Middle East. The article was originally published in 1887, in Mittheilungen aus der Sammlung der Papyrus Erzherzog Rainer. The translation by Gudrun Aurand, edited by Jack C. Thompson, Cost $5.00, plus postage. This January publication will coincide with the tenth anniversary of the Thompson Conservation Laboratory.

The Harpers Ferry Regional Textile Group has just published the proceedings from their 1980 symposium entitled Textiles and Museum Lighting. Products information was updated in 1985. Copies of this publication may be obtained by sending a check or money order for $10.00 (US currency) made payable to: the Harpers Ferry Regional Textile Group, c/o Katheleen Betts, Anderson House Museum, 2118 Mass. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008. Cassette tapes are still available from past H.F.R.T.G. meetings.

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