English Medieval Embroidery : Opus Anglicanum by Glyn Davies

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  • Title: English Medieval Embroidery : Opus Anglicanum
  • Author: Glyn Davies
  • Category: Artwork Historical past
  • Date: 11/29/16
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 324
  • ISBN: 300222009

 

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In medieval Europe, embroidered textiles had been indispensable symbols of wealth and energy. Owing to their high quality, complexity, and magnificence, English embroideries loved worldwide demand and will be traced in Continental sources as opus anglicanum (English work). This sumptuously illustrated guide attracts on new analysis and detailed images to supply an introduction to their design, manufacturing, and use. Essays by main specialists discover the embroideries’ inventive and social context, whereas catalogue entries look at particular person masterpieces. Medieval embroiderers lived in a tightly knit group in London, and lots of had been ladies who will be recognized by title in the present day. Comparisons between their work and modern portray problem fashionable assumptions concerning the hierarchy of inventive media. Contributors contemplate an impressive vary of surviving examples, highlighting their beautiful craftsmanship and exploring the world by which they had been created. present more

 

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