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Now on hand from Abrams, this renowned ebook deals a unprecedented, close-up examine the beautiful, labor-intensive info obvious in high-quality ancient garments. ideal ornamental seams, minute sewing, knife-sharp pleats, and voluptuous drapery--all are right here, along more odd strategies equivalent to stamping, pinking, and slashing. almost all these results can't be replicated through computer, but a lot of modern day style designers take their suggestion from the previous, adapting those information to a extra modern idiom, and to the realities of contemporary production.

Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-famous collections, the e-book incorporates a gallery of beautiful images, observed through transparent line drawings displaying the development of the full garment and a textual content that units each one within the context of its time. This e-book will attract someone drawn to style, ancient gown, or fabric heritage, from minimize and build to textile and trimmings.

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Where borrowing is to finance future imports, it will also depend on future import prices or more generally on expected movements in the terms of trade. Having implied that the real rate of interest may be relevant, we must face the problem of choosing the appropriate price index with wh ich to deftate nominal rates. For individual borrowers there is a case, as suggested above, for using export prices. For developing countries as a group the argument that their exports are highly concentrated on primary products would suggest that commodity prices might be used.

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