Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor

Author:   Thomas P. Campbell ,  Pascal-Francois Bertrand ,  Charissa Bremer-David ,  Koenraad Brosens
Publisher:   Yale University Press
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9780300124071


Pages:   576
Publication Date:   02 October 2007
Format:   Hardback
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Conceived as a sequel to the critically acclaimed Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (2002), this lavishly illustrated volume is the first comprehensive survey of 17th-century European tapestry available in English. From the Middle Ages until the late 18th 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. Tapestry in the Baroque challenges this notion, demonstrating that tapestry remained among the most prestigious figurative mediums throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries, prized by the rich for its artistry and as a propaganda tool. The book features forty-five of the finest surviving examples from collections in more than fifteen countries, as well as a number of related designs and oil sketches. Through these it 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.

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Author:   Thomas P. Campbell ,  Pascal-Francois Bertrand ,  Charissa Bremer-David ,  Koenraad Brosens
Publisher:   Yale University Press
Imprint:   Yale University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 25.80cm , Height: 3.80cm , Length: 32.00cm
Weight:   3.285kg
ISBN:  

9780300124071


ISBN 10:   0300124074
Pages:   576
Publication Date:   02 October 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unknown
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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In his catalogues, Campbell, assisted by contributions from many of the best scholars in the field, helps us understand how such astonishing works could be so undervalued. -- Jed Perl The Atlantic Monthly (10/01/2008)


In his catalogues, Campbell, assisted by contributions from many of the best scholars in the field, helps us understand how such astonishing works could be so undervalued. -Jed Perl, The Atlantic Monthly -- Jed Perl * The Atlantic Monthly *


In his catalogues, Campbell, assisted by contributions from many of the best scholars in the field, helps us understand how such astonishing works could be so undervalued. --Jed Perl, The Atlantic Monthly --Jed Perl The Atlantic Monthly (10/01/2008)


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Thomas P. Campbell is Curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is the author of Henry VIII and the Art of Majesty and Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (2002).

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