[Northkeep] Fw: [SCA-JML] [Fwd: [EastAsianArch] John Becker: Pattern and Loom, second edition

Gary Anderson brig-kat at swbell.net
Fri Oct 16 13:39:17 PDT 2009

thought you fiber wise people would like this got this from another mailing list

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Ikijima Katsutoshisan <ikijima at yahoo.com>
To: home <brig-kat at swbell.net>
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 3:36:44 PM
Subject: Fw: [SCA-JML] [Fwd: [EastAsianArch] John Becker: Pattern and Loom, second edition

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: James Eckman <ronin_engineer at comcast.net>
To: sca-jml at yahoogroups.com
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 12:59:03 PM
Subject: [SCA-JML] [Fwd: [EastAsianArch] John Becker: Pattern and Loom, second edition

Posted by: "Donald B. Wagner" DWag at alum.mit. edu dbwagnerdk

Mersenne, East Asian Science Discussion List, 
International Society for the History of East 
Asian Science, Technology, and Medicine, East 
Asian Archaeology List, East Asian Archaeology 
Yahoo List, Asian Studies WWW Monitor, various 
friends, acquaintances, and family

Dear all,

I have now placed this book on the Web for free download:

John Becker, with the collaboration of Donald B. Wagner

Pattern and Loom:

A Practical Study of the Development of Weaving
Techniques in China, Western Asia, and Europe

Second edition, 2009, 400 pp. (1st ed. 1986)

http://staff. hum.ku.dk/ dbwagner/ Pattern-and- Loom.html

John Becker (1915-1986) was the youngest of the 
old guard in Scandinavian hand-weaving, and one 
of the last to know the traditional techniques 
from daily production. He was also an artist, had 
the beginning of an academic education, and was 
careful to draw on other experts as necessary, so 
that his book is unique: based on his own very 
extensive experience as a weaver, on personal 
examination of numerous artefacts, and on written 
sources in Scandinavian languages, English, 
French, German, Spanish, Flemish, Chinese and 
Japanese. In his practical research he wove 
replicas of ancient samples, and learned from 
this a great deal about the ancient techniques.

John Becker died in July 1986 at the age of 71, 
while the first edition of this book was in 
press. After the publication of an edition of a 
few hundred, the clichés from which it was 
printed were destroyed; reprints have therefore 
not been possible. When his widow Kirsten Becker 
died in 2003 I inherited the copyright to the 
book, and the original publishers have kindly 
relinquished their rights, so a new edition is 
now possible. In this new edition I have done the 
typesetting and layout myself, and I hope that 
readers will find that the sizing and cropping of 
the illustrations, and their placement in 
relation to the text, are now more satisfactory 
than in the original edition.

Publication of a 400-page book in this on-line 
form is obviously not ideal - I am negotiating 
with a Danish publisher for a printed edition.

Don Wagner
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -
dr.phil. Donald B. Wagner
Jernbanegade 9B
DK-3600 Frederikssund
Tel. +45-3331 2581
http://staff. hum.ku.dk/ dbwagner
------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -

Messages in this topic (1) Reply (via web post) | Start a new topic 
Messages | Files | Photos | Links | Database | Polls | Members | Calendar 
UNSUBSCRIBE: E-mail sca-jml-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com 
Mom Power: Discover the community of moms doing more for their families, for the world and for each other 
Change settings via the Web (Yahoo! ID required) 
Change settings via email: Switch delivery to Daily Digest | Switch format to Traditional 
Visit Your Group | Yahoo! Groups Terms of Use | Unsubscribe 
Recent Activity
	*  1
New MembersVisit Your Group 
Yahoo! News
Fashion News
What's the word on
fashion and style?
Build a web site
quickly & easily
with Sitebuilder.
Yahoo! Groups
Mental Health Zone
Bi-polar disorder
Find support


More information about the Northkeep mailing list