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Joubert Guest Post: Reading Joubert: Stop and Study the Roses

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Iris Moon is a visiting assistant professor in the School of Architecture at the Pratt Institute, New York.  She discovered Joubert while doing research on the Lyon silk industry for a new project on luxury during the French Revolution. She was happy to have the chance to discuss his book with specialists in textiles at the Courtauld […]

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Joubert: Anna Maria Garthwaite, and Women Working in Silk Design

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One of the most unusual, and refreshing aspects that I have found whilst reading Le Dessinateur are Joubert’s opinions on women being involved in the process of silk design, which he discusses in the introduction to the manual.  Working on the project has given me the opportunity to expand on my own research interests, which is why I found […]

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Joubert Guest Post: Interpreting the Lionel Harris collection of textiles at the Courtauld Institute of Art through Joubert

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A recent MA graduate of Professor Katie Scott’s course: The Case of Eighteenth-Century France at the Courtauld Institute of Art,  Lucy Scovell was invited to return with former MA colleagues to co-curate an intimate exhibition of textiles belonging to the Courtauld’s Lionel Harris Collection. Eye & Hand was curated through the lens of Joubert de l’Hiberderie’s manual […]

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Joubert Guest Post: Joubert Manual: A Path to Textiles Comprehension

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This week’s blogpost is from another participant of the workshop – Moira Dato, who is a graduate of Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, and is currently studying at the University of Glasgow. I discovered Joubert in the first year of my masters, through my research in secondary sources in which he was quoted numerous times: he […]

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Joubert: An Anglophile in Lyon

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As you know already, on 5th of March  we will be having a conference on Joubert and his influences here in London. It is not by chance that Joubert is brought back to life here in the UK. He actually had a strong connection to England. Despite his misfortune under Claude Pernon, Joubert was an acclaimed […]

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Joubert Guest Post: Embroidery Designs

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This week’s blog post comes from a participant from the workshop in December , Sarah Piettre, who is a graduate of the Université Paris IV – Sorbonne, and currently working at the Chanel archive. While studying my MA, I wrote my dissertation on the iconography of embroidered motifs which adorned male waistcoats from the late […]

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Joubert: Life of Joubert and Conference

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In 2016, an eighteenth-century manual will be revived here, in London. This manual is Le Dessinateur pour les etoffes d’or, d’argent et de soie, which in English would more or less mean The Gold, Silver, and Silk Fabrics’ Designer. Its author was the adventurous Antoine Nicolas Joubert de l’Hiberderie. I have branded him adventurous because […]

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Joubert – Commemorating 250 years of silk design

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Over the past few months, myself and some colleagues in the Fashion and Textile department, in collaboration with the Courtauld Institute of Art,  have been busy organising a workshop. This will bring together academics, curators and students from different places and backgrounds. The workshop will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first manual on silk design to be […]

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Guest Post: Eri Weaving in Meghalaya

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This week we welcome Amrita Ravimohan, a representative of the of Indigenous Terra Madre 2015 event. She brings us fascinating details about eri silk weaving and kheng embroidery in Meghalaya, accompanied by some sumptuous images! North East Slow Food & Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS) Shillong has been working closely with weavers with the support of Craft Preservation […]

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Guest Post: A Quilt from Bengal

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White cotton coverlet embroidered with the coat of arms of the Portuguese family Lima da Villa Nova da Cerveira, India or Bangladesh, first quarter of the 17th century
Region perhaps Satgaon; Region perhaps Hooghly
First quarter of the 17th century
White cotton, quilted and embroidered with red silk.

Emma Rogers is an Assistant Curator in the South and South East Asia section of the Asian Department.  Part of her job involves working with the V&A’s wonderful collection of textiles from South Asia, and she is particularly interested in export textiles made in India. One of the many beautiful textiles included in The Fabric […]

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