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Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor

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Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
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Edited by Thomas P. Campbell, with contributions by Pascal- François Bertrand, Charissa Bremer-David, Koenraad Brosens, Thomas P. Campbell, Guy Delmarcel, Isabelle Denis, James Harper, Wendy Hefford, Lucia Meoni, Jeri Bapasola, Elizabeth Cleland, Nello Forti Grazzini, Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis, Concha Herrero Carretero, Florian Knothe, Katja Schmitz-von Ledebur, Hillie Smit, and Jean Vittet. This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive survey of seventeenth-century European tapestry. From the Middle Ages until the late eighteenth century, European courts expended vast sums on tapestries, which were made with precious materials after designs by the leading artists of the day. Yet, this spectacular medium is still often presented as a decorative art of lesser importance. This volume challenges this notion, demonstrating that tapestry remained among the most prestigious figurative mediums throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, prized by the rich for its artistry and as a propaganda tool. This book features 45 of the finest surviving examples from collections in more than 15 countries, as well as a number of related designs and oil sketches. Through these, this book examines the stylistic developments of tapestry between 1590 and 1720, when such masters as Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens, Simon Vouet, Charles Le Brun, Pietro da Cortona, and Giovanni Romanelli responded to the challenges and opportunities of the medium in the context of contemporary artistic developments.

Edited by Thomas P. Campbell, with contributions by Pascal- François Bertrand, Charissa Bremer-David, Koenraad Brosens, Thomas P. Campbell, Guy Delmarcel, Isabelle Denis, James Harper, Wendy Hefford, Lucia Meoni, Jeri Bapasola, Elizabeth Cleland, Nello Forti Grazzini, Ebeltje Hartkamp-Jonxis, Concha Herrero Carretero, Florian Knothe, Katja Schmitz-von Ledebur, Hillie Smit, and Jean Vittet. This lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive survey of seventeenth-century European tapestry. From the Middle Ages until the late eighteenth century, European courts expended vast sums on tapestries, which were made with precious materials after designs by the leading artists of the day. Yet, this spectacular medium is still often presented as a decorative art of lesser importance....See More

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  • Publisher: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Editor: Thomas P. Campbell
  • Illustrations: 350 (200 in full color)
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dimensions: 9 7/8'' x 12''
  • ISBN: 9780300124071
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor Gorgeous oversized volume. Next best thing to owning one of these "threads of Splendor" is to learn about their history. I have read just a couple of very interesting pages. Beautiful pictures in quality paper. Sold for a fraction of its price.
Date published: 2014-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Glorious photos Outstanding catalog from the exhibit. A treasure trove of images and information.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich and Coloful Images! The images of tapestry in this book are all attractive and appealing to examine for someone who has never seen artistic tapestries before. Many of the images are page height and contain a great amount of colorful detail to take in. Several other images are roughly half the size of the page-length tapestries but often as eye-catching nonetheless, and even the black and white prints are nice too. I'm happy with my purchase and will probably buy more books in the future.
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow What a beautiful book, Thank you.
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It Just started reading it and the text is as good as the beautiful pictures.
Date published: 2017-03-02
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Date published: 2014-06-27
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