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              Books by Victoria Finlay

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              Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World
               

              Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World (Hardback, Main)

              By Finlay, Victoria

              • RRP: $65.53
              • $65.53
              • Internationally sourced

              A magnificent work of original research, unwinding history through cloth - how we make it, use it and what it means to us.

              ISBN 9781781257067
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
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              Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox
               

              Colour: Travels Through the Paintbox (Paperback, New edition)

              By Finlay, Victoria

              • RRP: $27.99
              • $22.95
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              On a journey that takes her from Afghanistan, to the Australian outback, to ancient caves in China, and the saffron harvest in Spain, Victoria Finlay gives an extraordinary and compelling account of the history of colour.

              ISBN 9780340733295
              Released NZ 8 May 2003
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World
                

              Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World (Hardback)

              By Finlay, Victoria

              • RRP: $67.99
              • $64.94
              • Save $3.05
              • Pub Date
                7 Jun 22

              A magnificent work of original research that unravels history through textiles and cloth--how we make it, use it and what it means to us. How is a handmade fabric helping save an ancient forest? Why is a famous fabric pattern from India best known by the name of a Scottish town? ...How is a Chinese dragon robe a diagram of the whole universe? What is the difference between how the Greek Fates and the Viking Norns used threads to tell our destiny? In Fabric, bestselling author Victoria Finlay spins us round the globe, weaving stories of our relationship with cloth and asking how and why people through the ages have made it, worn it, invented it and made symbols out of it. And sometimes why they have fought for it. She beats the inner bark of trees into cloth in Papua New Guinea, fails to handspin cotton in Guatemala, visits tweed weavers at their homes in Harris, and has lessons in patchwork-making in Gee's Bend, Alabama - where in the 1930s, deprived of almost everything they owned, a community of women turned quilting into an art form. She began her research just after the deaths of both her parents --and entwined in the threads she found her personal story too. Fabric is not just a material history of our world, but Finlay's own journey through grief and recovery.
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              ISBN 9781639361632
              Publisher Pegasus Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 7 Jun 2022
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              Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World
                

              Fabric: The Hidden History of the Material World (Paperback, Main)

              By Finlay, Victoria

              • RRP: $35.99
              • $28.81
              • Save $7.18
              • Pub Date
                3 Nov 22

              'Subtle, compendious and rich ... an emotive and serious work of what you might call history on the distaff side' - James McConnachie, The Sunday Times 'Dazzling ... Finlay's adventures, vividly recounted, make enthralling reading ... This book is equally an inspiration and an ed...ucation' - Bel Mooney, Daily Mail In Fabric, bestselling author Victoria Finlay spins us round the globe, weaving stories of our relationship with cloth and asking how and why people through the ages have made it, worn it, invented it and made symbols out of it. And sometimes why they have fought for it. She beats the inner bark of trees into cloth in Papua New Guinea, fails to handspin cotton in Guatemala, visits tweed weavers at their homes in Harris, and has lessons in patchwork-making in Gee's Bend, Alabama - where in the 1930s, deprived of almost everything they owned, a community of women turned quilting into an art form. She began her research just after the deaths of both her parents - and entwined in the threads she found her personal story too. The book became her journey through grief and recovery. It is her own patchwork.
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              ISBN 9781781257074
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 3 Nov 2022
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              Jewels: A Secret History
               

              Jewels: A Secret History (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Finlay, Victoria

              • RRP: $38.56
              • $38.56
              • In Stock US

              In Jewels, journalist Victoria Finlay demonstrates the power of gemstones via fascinating tales of money, intrigue, and ingenuity. From amethyst to sapphire, from 17th-century France to 21st-century Hong Kong, Finlay leaves no facet unpolished. 8-page color insert.

              ISBN 9780345466952
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Color: A Natural History of the Palette
               

              Color: A Natural History of the Palette (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Finlay, Victoria

              • RRP: $40.50
              • $38.56
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              Examining the physical materials that color the world, a freelance journalist explores the social, political, and cultural implications of color throughout history.

              ISBN 9780812971422
              Publisher Random House
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Faith in Conservation: New Approaches to Religions and the Environment
                

              Faith in Conservation: New Approaches to Religions and the Environment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Finlay, Victoria; Palmer, Martin

              • RRP: $73.50
              • $49.51
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              • In Stock US

              Faiths can take direct action by leadership in the initiation of conservation projects, and they can seek to persuade their members that each individual has a moral obligation to contribute to the ecological conservation. This work describes the logic for conservation afforded by... the major faiths.
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              ISBN 9780821355596
              Publisher World Bank Publications
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Directions in Development - Human Development
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