Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor


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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 ...

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor 2007, Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780300124071