new publication coming from the Institute for Industrial Archaeology, History of Science and Technology in Freiberg.
Verlorene Fäden – Denkmale der sächsischen Textilindustrie in den Tälern von Zschopau und Flöha
- [Lost Fibres – Monuments of the Saxon Textile Industry in the Valleys of the Zschopau and Flöha]
- Ed. by Helmuth Albrecht, Katharina Jesswein, Julia Petzak und Axel Rüthrich
- Zweckverband Sächsisches Industriemuseum
- Chemnitz 2016, 261 p. (with numerous plans and pictures)
„Lost Fibres“ presents a summary of the research done by students of the Institute for Industrial Ar-chaeology, History of Science and Technology (IWTG) at the Technical University Bergakademie Freiberg during the last years about the monu-ments of the Saxon textile industry from the time between 1800 and 1925 in the river valleys of the Zschopau and the Flöha. Following consistent cri-teria 23 comprehensive documentations of textile mills are summarised in this publication. The arti-cles are not only presenting the large and valuable stock of historic textile mills but also the gradual decline of the once important textile industry in this region. They are giving examples of successful re-use as well as examples of the bleak situation of many of these monuments and of the problems of heritage protection and preservation in an old in-dustrial region in the southeast of Germany. “Lost Fibres” wants to bring back these monuments into public attention.
The book is published as volume 16 within the book series “Industrial Archaeology – Studies about the Research, Documentation and Preser-vation of Sources of Industrial Culture”, edited by the Saxon Industrial Museum and the IWTG.