This book centers around the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s preeminent collection of embroidered objects from England’s late Tudor and Stuart eras. These seventeenth-century embroideries, some eighty works in all, include samplers, gloves, headgear, purses, raised work panels, boxes and mirrors, portrait miniatures, lavishly embroidered Bibles, and a spectacular burse made to hold the Great Seal of England. In a series of essays the book explores the important role of embroidery in the history of textiles and decorative arts and also offers new insight into the role of women in the production of decorative arts. Expert scholars discuss embroidered furnishings, fashion accessories, biblical narratives, and pastoral imagery, to create a superb and comprehensive overview of embroidery during this tumultuous period in English history.
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Melinda Watt is assistant curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Andrew Morrall is professor, Bard Graduate Center. He specializes in Early Modern Northern European fine and applied arts.Review:
“. . . has energized what was . . . a dormant subject. . . . It offers new insight into the role of women in the decorative arts . . . [A] scholarly work; it includes a table of chronological English constitutional history, and for embroiderers the essential glossary of stitches.” — Esther Fitzgerald, Selvedge (Esther Fitzgerald Selvedge)
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Book Description Bard Graduate Centre for Studies in the Decorative Arts Design and Culture / Metropolitan Museum of Art New York / Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2008. HARDCOVER. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Large, very heavy 4to in black cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 308pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliog, index etc. To accompany the exhibition of the same name at the Bard Graduate Centre December 11 2008 - April 12 2009. . . . . . [ CONDITION : An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a faintly edge-creased but otherwise AS NEW Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector) ] . . . . . . . . . . . NOTE Due to size and/or weight shipping will cost more than the price shown above. Orders made by card will be completed after you have approved the extra cost. . . . . . . . . . . . . . To see more of our books on Textiles, Costume, Fashion etc type DbbCOSTUME in the Keywords search box . . . . . . . . We always ship in strong card packing. Bookseller Inventory # TH81298
Book Description Bard Center, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11030012967X