Readings

Aug 23 The Roman Horizontal Loom  Egyptian WEaving in 2000 BC  Studies in Primitive Looms  myth and meaning and the tukolor loom

 

Aug 25 Changes in Wool production and usage in cololnial india The Fleece and the loom Flax Production in war … Geography of the Fiber and Flax Industry

 

Aug 30  Egyptian A new reading of old Egyptian textiles New Kingdom Egyptian Textiles  A %22lower egyptian%22 Costume Roman / Greek The Instita of Roman Woman Greek and Roman Clothing

 

Sept 1 China Chinese Court Robes Flight of the Phoenix Japan Japanese Costume Hinagata Bon

 

Sept 6  Africa Frafra Dress  Yoruba Cloths with Regional names Aztec The Empoerors Cloak- Aztec

 

Sept. 8 Rugs / Tapestries Primitive Rugs of the %22Konya%22 … Rugs in the Altman Collection 20th Century Myth-Making- persian Tribal Rugs A peruvian Tapestry The Trojan War in Medieval Tapestries

Week 4  September 13 /15 – No readings  group presentations 

 

Unit 2 Transportation / Migration

 Week 5 September 20 / 22

Lesson 1: Dutch East India and  Dutch Wax print no-boats-to-china-the-dutch-east-india-company-and  the-abc-of-cloth-and-politics-in-cote-divore

Lesson 2: East India Trading  – Kashmir Shawls indias-foreign-trade-and-the-cessation-of-the-east-india-company kashmire-shawls-in-mid-victorian-novels

 

Week 6 September 27 / 29

Lesson 1: Persia  the-persian-gulf-trade-in-late-antiquity  persian-exports-to-russia-from-16th-19th-century

Lesson 2: Silk Road silk-road-trade-travel the-ear-commands-the-story siena-on-the-silk-roads

 

Week 7 October 4 / 6

Lesson 1: Indigo / Cotton south-carolina-indigo  indigo-production-in-18th-century scottish-irish-and-imperial-connections people-with-cloth-mesoamerican-economic-change

Lesson 2: Fashion Dolls living-dolls the-ontology-of-the-fashion-modelindigo-production-in-18th-century

 

Week 8 October 11 / 13 No readings group presentations 

Oct 11 Group 2

Oct 13 Group 1

 

Unit 3 Extreme Fashion

Silhouettes (shapes volume) Textiles, Decoration: Lace, Embroidery, Dyeing and Printing, Accessories, Sumptuary Laws, Color,

Week 9 October 18 / 20

Lesson 1: Catherine de Medici- Italy italy-power-dress-courts-of-cosimo   italy-catherine-de-medici-and-her-florentine-friences

Lesson 2: Marie Antoinette  – France / Austria  the-queens-hair-ma  court-balls-of-ma

 

Week 10  October 25 / 27

Lesson 1: Queen Elizabethan –  England  enland_05-dressing-a-virgin  englad_04something-old-someting-new-something-barrowed

Lesson 2: Queen Victoria – England   01-the-art-of-dress-in-victorian-and-edwardian-eras   02-boudaries-of-the-victorian-body

 

Week 11 November 1 / 3

Lesson 1: Reform Clothing: Amelia Bloomer   USA dress-reform_04-reform-dress-freedom-suit-feminisim-and-dress-reform  dress-reform_05-reform-quaker-dress

Lesson 2: William Morris and the Arts and Crafts movement   ideas-and-objects  willam-morris-poet-prophet-and-upholdterer  textile-designs-and-books-by-william-morris

 

Week 12 November 8 / 10 no readings group presentations

Unit 4 Systems and Tools of Production

Week 13 November 15 / 17

Lesson 1: Guilds and Cottage Industry the-shaping-of-womens-work  craft-guilds-in-late-medieval

Lesson 2: Couture Fashion House  couture_03-the-theater-of-fashion

 

Week 14 November 22

Lesson 1: Sewing Machine 1850 – Civil War – Standard Uniform, beginning of mass production the-queen-of-inventions   credit-consumption-and-images-of-womens-desires   mexican-cotton-and-the-american-civil-war

 

Week 15  November 29 / December 1

Lesson 1: Spinning Jenny and the Jacquard Loom – Ada Lovelace the-industrial-revolution-in-miniature cyberpunk-meets-charles-babbage

Lesson 2: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and the ILGWU  the-fire-last-time  reds-versus-pinks