Pictorial Archive of Lace Designs: 325 Historic Examples

Pictorial Archive of Lace Designs: 325 Historic Examples

by Carol Belanger Grafton
     
 

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The early history of lace must be traced primarily through references in literature and household accounts and through representations in art, since, due to the fragility of lace, few early examples remain. When you add to this the fact that early accounts make little distinction between lace and other forms of needlework, it is easy to understand why the origins

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The early history of lace must be traced primarily through references in literature and household accounts and through representations in art, since, due to the fragility of lace, few early examples remain. When you add to this the fact that early accounts make little distinction between lace and other forms of needlework, it is easy to understand why the origins of lace cannot be pinpointed with any accuracy. This work seeks to fill that void with detailed illustrations and photographs of over 300 exquisite lace samples and designs created over the past 500 years. Delicate masterpieces depict human and mythical figures, filigree designs of hearts and flowers, beautiful floral and foliate motifs, and more. The royalty-free designs are drawn from elegant borders, edgings, collars, doilies, and much else.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486261126
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Series:
Dover Pictorial Archive Series
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
1,011,567
Product dimensions:
8.39(w) x 11.21(h) x 0.19(d)

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