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A history of tapestry from its Egyptian origins up to the author’s day.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-656-0
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 4,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 551
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61719-656-0
$218.00
$130.80

A history of tapestry, from the origins in late Roman Egypt, briefly through Rome, its revival under Matilda of Quedlinburg, Bayeux and the Norman-English tradition, and a progress through the tapestries of the Court of France, interrupted by a survey of the other tapestries of the world: in Flanders, Holland, Italy, China, the Middle East, and pro-Columbian Mexico and Peru

A history of tapestry, from the origins in late Roman Egypt, briefly through Rome, its revival under Matilda of Quedlinburg, Bayeux and the Norman-English tradition, and a progress through the tapestries of the Court of France, interrupted by a survey of the other tapestries of the world: in Flanders, Holland, Italy, China, the Middle East, and pro-Columbian Mexico and Peru

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Phyllis Ackerman

  • PREFACE (page 5)
  • CONTENTS (page 7)
  • LIST OF PLATES (page 9)
  • CHAPTER I : THE ANCIENT EAST AND THE EGYPTIAN TAPESTRIES (page 13)
  • CHAPTER II : THE EMPIRES OF ROME (page 42)
  • CHAPTER III : THE NORSEMEN AND THEIR DESCENDANTS (page 63)
  • CHAPTER IV : THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY (page 91)
  • CHAPTER V : THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY (page 110)
  • CHAPTER VI : THE FIFTEENTH CENTURY WEAVERS AND DESIGNERS (page 148)
  • CHAPTER VII : THE TAPESTRY OF THE REIGN OF MARGUERITE OF AUSTRIA (page 163)
  • CHAPTER VIII : THE FONTAINEBLEAU LOOMS (page 183)
  • CHAPTER IX : THE FLEMISH RENAISSANCE (page 201)
  • CHAPTER X : CATHERINE DE' MEDICI AND HENRI III (page 224)
  • CHAPTER XI : RUBENS AND THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY (page 241)
  • CHAPTER XII : THE LESSER LOOMS (page 262)
  • CHAPTER XIII : THE FAR AND MIDDLE EAST (page 303)
  • CHAPTER XIV : PERU AND MEXICO (page 316)
  • CHAPTER XV : THE PERIOD OF LOUIS XIV (page 348)
  • CHAPTER XVI : THE PERIOD OF LOUIS XV (page 362)
  • CHAPTER XVII : THE TAPESTRIES OF GOYA (page 381)
  • CHAPTER XVIII: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY (page 392)
  • APPENDIX I: THE TECHNIQUE AND AESTHETICS OF TAPESTRY (page 403)
  • APPENDIX II:GUILD REGULATIONS (page 412)
  • APPENDIX III:SOME COLLECTORS AND COLLECTIONS (page 418)
  • NOTES (page 443)
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY (page 531)
  • INDEX (page 535)