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OP SOIE PIRATE (Pirate Silk). Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, Zurich, 2010. Published in association with Verlag Scheidegger & Spiess, Zurich. Distributed in the U.S.A. by University of Chicago Press. Two volumes. Vol. 1 (The History of Abraham Ltd.): 208 pp. with 192 ills. (133 col.) and 60 col. reference ills. ISBN 978-3-85881-724-2. Vol. 2 (Stoffreaktionen der Firma Abraham/The Fabric Designs of Abraham Ltd.): 216 pp. with 396 ills. (296 col.). ISBN 978-3-85881-313-8. 33 x 25 cm. ISBN 9783858817259 Volume 1 in English; Volume 2 bilingual in German and English.
Drawing from the extensive archives of the Zurich-based silk company Abraham Ltd. -- a pillar of Europe's textile industry whose clients included such famous fashion houses as Balenciaga, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dior and Ungaro -- this publication provides a thoroughly researched history of the firm while surveying some 50 years of the firm's fabric designs that are illustrated along with archival swatch books, company scrapbooks, period advertisements and scores of fashion photographs. Please note that the titles in this two-volume set are also available individually (see Worldwide 140422 and 140423).
Artist(s):Abraham Ltd. (firm)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Switzerland — Post-1945 — Textile/Fiber Arts, Costume/Fashion
Plans: 71,50,30
Worldwide Number: 033685
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