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Kassia St Clair



Kassia St Clair studied the history of women's dress and the masquerade during the eighteenth-century at Bristol and Oxford. She has since written about design and culture for the Economist, House & Garden, Quartz and 1843, and has had a column about colour in Elle Decoration since 2013. She lives in London.

www.kassiastclair.com

Books currently available by this author

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John Murray

The Golden Thread

Kassia St Clair
Authors:
Kassia St Clair

As heard on BBC Radio 4's Book of the WeekA new history of ingenuity from the author of The Secret Lives of Colour.From the mummies of Ancient Egypt; via the silken dragon robes of Imperial China and the woollen sails of Viking longboats to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution (and sparked more than one war); arriving finally at the lab-blended fibres that have allowed astronauts to moonwalk -- fabrics, manmade and natural, have changed and shaped the world we live in.In twelve fascinating chapters, Kassia St Clair lays out an alternative history of civilisation and human creativity. Wittily written and compellingly argued, this book will change the way you see the world.(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

John Murray

The Secret Lives of Colour

Kassia St Clair
Authors:
Kassia St Clair