From Library Journal
Delmarcel, professor of the history of art at Leuven University in Belgium and the former curator of textiles at the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels, is the author of other books and exhibition catalogs on tapestries. This work offers a summary review of Flemish tapestry history from the 15th century to shortly before the French Revolution. Discussions offer archival evidence while examining the key aspects of these decorative panels, the varied iconography and subject matter of the surviving sets of tapestries, the workshops where they were woven, the artists who worked with the weavers, and the wealthy and royal patrons and customers. Influences and contributions of designers and weavers are noted. Little-known and previously unpublished tapestries have been beautifully photographed for inclusion in this exhaustive overview. A glossary of manufacturers and marks includes important town marks and workshops. For specialized collections as well as all larger general decorative arts collections."Judith Yankielun Lind, Roseland Free P.L., NJ
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