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Flemish Tapestry [Hardcover]

Guy Delmarcel

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March 1 2000
Flemish tapestry ranks among the most luxurious and skillful textile traditions in the world. At the height of their popularity, these sumptuous decorative panels were in overwhelming demand from wealthy and royal patrons for whom the tapestries represented the height of luxury and prestige.

This lush volume is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Flemish tapestry history, spanning the 15th century to shortly before the French Revolution. Guy Delmarcel, a Belgian expert in Flemish textiles, covers every aspect of the design and production of these treasures. The wealth of illustrations includes famous and never-before-published tapestries and many close-up details, as well as a number of complete sets of tapestry panels.

An impeccably researched reference work that will be of enormous value to tapestry collectors, dealers, and scholars, this gorgeous volume will also provide hours upon hours of browsing pleasure for art lovers. 300 illustrations, 200 in full color, 9 7/8 x 12 7/8"

GUY DELMARCEL, former curator of textiles at the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels, is a professor of art history at Leuven University. Author of a number of books and exhibition catalogues on tapestries, he lives in Belgium.

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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 Little-known and previously unpublished tapestries have been beautifully photographed for inclusion in this exhaustive overview.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
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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