The Art of Tapestry tells the history of tapestry in Britain and Europe from the 15th to the 20th centuries through the National Trust’s outstanding collection.
Adorned with dazzling images from history, mythology and the natural world, and breath-taking in their craftsmanship, tapestries were among the most valuable works of art in elite collections.
Over 600 historic examples hang in National Trust properties – the largest collection in the UK. Based on extensive new research, this study provides fresh insights into these works, from the complex cultural and political messages they embody, to long-forgotten histories of sacred meaning and ritual use.
The importance of the ‘revival’ of tapestry from the late 19th century is also considered in detail for the first time. Although focussed on the National Trust’s collection, this book offers a fresh perspective on the history of tapestry across Europe.
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