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Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence
     

Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence

by Thomas P. Campbell, Maryan W. Ainsworth (Contribution by), Bruce White (Photographer)
 

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Tapestries––the art form of kings––were a principal tool used by powerful Renaissance rulers to convey their wealth and might. From 1460 to 1560, courts and churches lavished vast sums on costly weavings in silk and gold thread from designs by leading artists. In this lavishly illustrated book, the first major survey of tapestry production of

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Tapestries––the art form of kings––were a principal tool used by powerful Renaissance rulers to convey their wealth and might. From 1460 to 1560, courts and churches lavished vast sums on costly weavings in silk and gold thread from designs by leading artists. In this lavishly illustrated book, the first major survey of tapestry production of this period, contributors analyze some of these beautiful tapestries, examine the stylistic and technical development of tapestry production in the Low Countries, France, and Italy during the Renaissance, and discuss the contribution that the medium made to art, liturgy, and propaganda of the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300120639
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/17/2006
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 12.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas P. Campbell is Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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