Gloves and Glove-making

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Bloomsbury USA, 24 May 2016 - 64 sayfa
From workaday marigolds to handwear custom-crafted for the Queen, gloves perform many functions--insulation from the cold, protection from injury, and even ceremonial roles. Gloves have been used since prehistoric times, but in Britain their use as formal and fashionable items took off during Elizabeth I's reign, and played a surprisingly significant cultural role well into the nineteenth century. They were often given as precious gifts, used in coronation ceremonies, sent to indicate assent, or even to offer a formal challenge. This beautifully illustrated history, published in association with the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, delves into the glove's place in history, offers detailed descriptions of their production in the artisanal workshop and on the factory floor, and also tells the fascinating story of the closely guarded privileges of the glove-makers' guilds.

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Mike Redwood has been in the glove business for three decades. He worked for Pittards as Commercial Director, then designed and developed golf gloves for FootJoy. He is a liveryman of the Guild of Glovers in London, on their industry committee. He is also a part-time teaching fellow in marketing at Bath, and a visiting professor in Leather at the University of Northampton. He edits three industry magazines, and is a trustee of both the Museum of Leathercraft and the Leather Conservation Centre.

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