MAK Collection

Textiles and Carpets Collection

Curator: Silke Geppert
The holdings of the MAK’s collection of textiles, which is one of the foremost textile collections in the world, cover the time from Late Antiquity until today; they encompass the globe with works from nearly all parts of Asia and Europe, and even South America. The collection is a comprehensive material archive reflecting the artistic, technical, and economic developments of this special field throughout the last 1,500 years. This richness of the material archive gives it a unique capability of illustrating the multifaceted, international cultural interconnections that have developed over the centuries.
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Contemporary Architecture and Spatial Practices in East Asia
Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same title (5.6.–6.10.2013)
German/English, 304 pages, 650 illustrations, 27 x 21 cm, softcover
MAK Wien / Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern, 2013