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The Resource Patch work : a life amongst clothes, Claire Wilcox

Patch work : a life amongst clothes, Claire Wilcox

Label
Patch work : a life amongst clothes
Title
Patch work
Title remainder
a life amongst clothes
Statement of responsibility
Claire Wilcox
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Claire Wilcox has been a curator of fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum for most of her working life. In Patch Work, she steps into the archive of memory, deftly stitching together her dedicated study of fashion with the story of her own life lived in and through clothes. From her mother's black wedding suit to the swirling patterns of her own silk kimono, her memoir unfolds in spare, luminous prose the spellbinding power of the things we wear. In a series of intimate and compelling close-ups, Wilcox tugs on the threads that make up the fabric of our lives: a cardigan worn by a child, a mother's button box, the draping of a curtain, a pair of cycling shorts, a roll of lace, a pin hidden in a seam. Through the eye of a curator, we see how the stories and the secrets of clothes measure out the passage of time, our gains and losses, and the way we use them to unravel and write our histories
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10944407
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilcox, Claire
Dewey number
069.092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
AM3.6.W55
LC item number
P38 2020
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilcox, Claire
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Women museum curators
  • Women museum curators
  • Museum curators
  • Costume
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a life amongst clothes
Label
Patch work : a life amongst clothes, Claire Wilcox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Beginning -- Brink -- Verdant -- Storeroom -- Catch -- Entwined -- Love -- Gather -- Sensate -- Curator -- Seam -- Loss -- Dusk -- Immersion -- Mist -- Archive -- Home -- Vertigo -- Nocturne
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781526614391
Lccn
2020416644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1197755533
  • (OCoLC)1197755533
Label
Patch work : a life amongst clothes, Claire Wilcox
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- Beginning -- Brink -- Verdant -- Storeroom -- Catch -- Entwined -- Love -- Gather -- Sensate -- Curator -- Seam -- Loss -- Dusk -- Immersion -- Mist -- Archive -- Home -- Vertigo -- Nocturne
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
270 pages
Isbn
9781526614391
Lccn
2020416644
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1197755533
  • (OCoLC)1197755533

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