TRC Encyclopedia wins prestigious international prize
The TRC Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World by Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood (London: Bloomsbury, 2016) has been awarded the 2017 Dartmouth Medal. This is THE most prestigious reference book award in the world. It is granted by the American Library Association every year to just one book.
The press packet of the ALA states: The “Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World” is a unique and exceptional reference work. It is both an anthropological and historical source discussing the relationships of identity and adornment and a tool for learning about the craft of embroidery. It is aesthetically and organizationally pleasing with beautiful full-color illustrations, useful appendices and an index and chapter organization that allow access to topics by country, religious group, cultural event, or ceremonial use. The presentation of this print volume lends itself to browsing, brief consultation and deep reading. The “Encyclopedia of Embroidery from the Arab World” is an entry point to the topic for varied educational levels with interest in adornment, craft, history and culture.
For further details about the award please click here. A big thanks to everyone who helped with the production of this wonderful book!!
Copies of the book are available via Bloomsbury.
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