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Books

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Re-envisioning Japan:
Meiji Fine Art Textiles

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Silks for Thrones and Altars: Chinese Costumes and Textiles

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Silk Roads, China Ships:
An Exhibition of East-West Trade

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Ruling from the Dragon Throne:
Costume of the Qing Dynasty (1611–1911)

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Power Dressing: Textiles for Rulers and Priests from the Chris Hall Collection

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In the Presence of the
Dragon Throne

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Five Colors of the Universe: Symbolism in Clothes and Fabrics of the Ch’ing Dynasty

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Emblems of Empire: Selections from the Mactaggart Art Collection

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Clothed to Rule the Universe: Ming and Qing Dynasty Textiles at the Art Institute of Chicago

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Exquisite Fabrics: Traditional Weaving and Embroidery Patterns in China

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Dressed to Rule: 18th Century Court Attire in the Mactaggart Art Collection

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Decoding Dragons:
Status Garments in Ch’Ing Dynasty China

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Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Vol 6: East Asia

Mr. Vollmer’s full CV may be downloaded here.

John E. Vollmer is author of over forty museum exhibition catalogues. His numerous academic and popular articles have appeared in many international journals and publications.

Vollmer’s work on imperial Chinese costume In the Presence of the Dragon Throne and continuing with Emblems of Empire: Selections from the Mactaggart Art Collection (co-authored with Jacqueline Simcox) are seminal contributions to the field.