London; New York: Thames & Hudson, 2003. Surveys, from prehistory to the early twenty-first century, how textiles are made, what they are made from, how they function in society, the ways in which they are valued and given meaning, and the messages they contain.
2v. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Leading experts, including archaeologists, economic and social historians, historians of fashion and the history of dress, and museum curators, cover the production and uses of textiles in western societies from the earliest times to the present day.