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    Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloister: a picture book. by Met Mus of Art

    1938. Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloister: a picture book..Met Mus of Art. paperback, '38, 20 black and white photos.


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    The Tapestry Book by Candee, Helen Churchill

    New York: Tudor Publishing Co., 1935. Published 1935. Well-illustrated guide to tapestries, first published in 1912. The periods and types studied include 15th century France and Flanders, High Gothic, Renaissance, 15th through 17th century Italy, the Gobelins factory, Beauvais, Aubusson, Savonnerie, Mortlake, Bayeaux, more, including identification. Many black and white plates, including folding, and a color frontis. Tan cloth lettered and decorated in dark blue, green and red, 275 pages, with index, color illustrated dustjacket. Some light external wear, mainly a bit of rubbing to the corners and spine ends, good hinges, sound text block, very clean pages with no names or other markings. The mylar protected dustjacket is also in very good condition with a little more wear and tear, conspicuous edgewear including two inch-long chips atop left front cover corner, pleasantly age-toned rear cover, minor rubbing to extreme edges and chipped spine ends. A clean and sound copy. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art '61 Sept by anon

    1961. Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art '61 Sept, paperback, articles on French 16th century tapestries: 3 tapestries from Chaumont.


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    The Tapestry Book by Candee, Helen Churchill

    New York: Tudor Publishing Company, 1925. Hardback, no dust-wrapper. 275pp. 4 colour plates and 99 illustrations in black and white. 1935 reprint. Boards somewhat marked. Previous owner's bookplate to front pastedown. A decent copy. (bs122). Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.


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    Viola E. Bray Renaissance Gallery. by anon

    1980. Viola E. Bray Renaissance Gallery..40p, tapestries, furniture, sculpture, ceramics.


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    The Tapestry Book by Candee, Helen Churchill

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1912. Hardcover. G+ (Ex-art library, with i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages, incl. rear pocket; book block edges slightly soiled; pencilled lines in margins that could be erased; only slightly aged overall.). Light siena cloth with color pritned decoration on front cover; 275 pp., 98 BW plates, 4 color plates, one fold-out. Traces origins and designs of tapestries throughout Europe, including Gobelins, Beauvais, Aubusson, Savonnerie, Mortlake, and the Bayeux Tapestry. Includes sample identifying marks and techniques.


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    Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin/Spring 1987 by Standen,Edith Appleton

    1987. Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin/Spring 1987, by Edith Appleton Standen, paperback, Renaissance to Modern Tapestries in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 56 pages, pictures of colorful tapestries and their backgrounds,


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    THE TAPESTRY BOOK by Candee, Churchill Helen

    New York: Tudor Publishing Company. 1935. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good price clipped dust jacket in a Very Good rubbed slipcase. Open tear to top front corner of jacket. Flaps clipped on all four corners. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .


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    MARLBOROUGH TAPESTRIES AT BLENHEIM PALACE by WACE,Alan

    1968. Marlborough Tapestries at Blenheim Palace, by Alan Wace, Phaidon, 1968, 145 pp, 117 illustrations, author was head of the V&A textile dep't, cloth, dust jacket.


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    Tapisseries du Roy. by FELIBIEN, Andre (1619-1695)

    Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1679 FELIBIEN, Andre (1619-1695). Tapisseries du Roy, ou sont representez les quatre elemens et les quatre saisons avec les devises qui les accompagnent et leur explication. Paris: Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1679. Folio (19 4/8 x 13 inches). Letterpress title-page with large engraved device with royal coat-of-arms, additional engraved title-page, two engraved sectional title-pages, 32 emblematic half-page vignette engravings by Le Clerc and other artists after Jacques Bailly and Charles Le Brun, 8 exceptionally fine double-page engraved plates of tapestries, 2 engraved head-pieces, initials, and one engraved vignette tail-piece (sectional title-page for Printemps waterstained, one or two short marginal tears, not affecting the images). Contemporary mottled calf, the spine in eight compartments, with seven raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in one, the others decorated with small gilt tools (one or two early repairs to the covers, extremities a little scuffed). Provenance: with the engraved armorial bookplate of Wolff Graf von Blome, "Bibliotheca Blomiana", from the Schloss Salzau, in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Tapisseries du Roy, with the magnificent engravings of the eight tapestries of the series of the Four Elements and the Four Seasons, was first published in Paris in 1670, describing the four elements and the four seasons each in four emblems, each with letterpress explanatory text above and below. The Petite Academy, charged with creating the allegorical schemes and insignia in which Louis XIV was celebrated, initially consisted of Charles Perrault, Jean Chapelain, the abbe Amable de Bourzeis, and the abbe Jacques de Cassanges. Their first commissions are celebrated in this book, and are THE FIRST TWO SERIES OF TAPESTRIES THAT WERE DESIGNED AND COMPLETED WHOLLY AT THE GOBELINS MANUFACTURE. Their complex iconography was derived from a broad range of medieval philosophy and humanist culture, and was specifically designed to celebrate Louis XIV's monarchy. "Mythological allegories in the main scenes, showing gods with attributes representing the seasons and the elements, are linked to moralistic devices in the borders, drawing a correspondence between the allegories and the king's personal virtues: in the Elements, magnanimity and valor, piety and goodness; in the Seasons, various aspects of the magnificence of the king in action. The elements and the seasons are related to the iconography of Apollo and the sun - the celestial body associated with the French monarchy since Charles V - which were also being developed in ceiling paintings in the grand apartments of the Louvre and Versailles at this time. The use of heraldic devices was meant to symbolise good government, embodied by Louis XIV and the absolute monarchy he established. The two tapestry series directly celebrated the king, for whom a miniature painted version was prepared for his private pleasure. Subsequently, the images were widely disseminated, through Andre Felibien's descriptions of them (1656 and 1667) and through engravings by Sebastien Leclerc (1670-1671) [as here]" (Pascal-Francois Bertrand "Tapestry Production at the Gobelins duribng the ZReign of Louis XIV, 1661-1715" in "Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendour", 2008, pages 346-247). Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683) after working for Mazarin, joined the king's service, first as a member of the Conseil Royal des Finances in 1661, then, beginning in 1664, as superintendent of the Batiments. But even before being appointed head of the Batiments in 1664, on June 6, 1662, Colbert purchased the Hotel des Gobelins in his own name so the king would have a place to house the Maincy weavers (on June 26), along with weavers from the favored Paris workshops. Thus was founded the Manufacture Royale de Tapisserie des Gobelins, renamed five years later as the manufacture Royale des meubles de la Couronne. Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) was officially named director of the Gobelins on March 8, 1663. The production of the manufacture was intended exclusively for the king, "to furnish his residences and create decorations for special occasions and to spread the image of the reign's grandeur to foreign courts via diplomatic gifts... The works created at the Gobelins under Colbert's and Le Brun's direction, crafted by the best artisans in Europe, were an expression of Louis XIV's civilising power and a visible sign of his magnificence... At the end of 1662 Le Brun began creating both the designs and the cartoons for five large series, which were woven in the years following: the Four Elements and the Four Seasons, put on the loom in 1664, as was the Story of Alexander, then the History of the King, on which weaving began in 1665, and finally the Royal Palaces, initiated in 1668. "All of these series had the glorification of the king as their main purpose, reflecting Colbert's philosophy that this was the object of painting and the arts. The image of the monarch, reflecting the greatness, order, and beauty, could be presented three ways: through his noble features, with his insignia, or by allegory. Allegory and emblems were to play a large part in the presentation of the regal image during the early years of his personal rule, reflecting the contemporary perception that allegory provide a means to say "what words alone cannot express with sufficient force" (ibid pages 344-345). Felibien is best known for his celebrated 10-volume Entretiens sur les vies et sur les ouvrages des plus excellens peintres anciens et modernes (1666–1688) outlining what the principles of art, and giving an account of the lives of the artists. Berlin Kat. 1671; Landwehr, Romantic Emblem Books 286; See Praz, page 334. Catalogued by Kate Hunter.


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    ST. MARTIN EMBROIDERIES. by FREEMAN,Margaret B

    1968. St. Martin Embroideries, by Margaret B. Freeman, Met Museum of Art, 1968, 129 pages, cloth, dust jacket, a study of 37 works of Franco-Flemish and Flemish embroideries of the Middle Ages, fully illustrated.


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    The Tapestry Book by Helen Churchill Candee

    Classic Reference Book on Renaissance Tapestries with provenance from the Art Reference Library of M.R. Schweitzer (# 32356625). Apparently this volume was sold at a Gallery sale for US$75.00. This Book's cover is a bit rough, with significant wear on the cover board edges. The pages of the book are "Deckle Cut" or "Rough Cut". The pages and print, Including the 99 Black-and-White & 4 Color Illustrations. The previous owner had stamped his name and some sort of registration or membership number on the inside cover and front end paper.


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    The Tapestry Book by Candee Helen Churchill

    NY: NY: Tudor, 1935, 1935. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Reprint. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. slipcase worn, cracked at one edge, repaired tear on front panel of dustwrapper, leaving creasemarks, book itself near-fine.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    The Arts and Man by Stites, Raymond S

    McGraw-Hill, New York, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Fair. preface by author, symbolic borders and colour plates, chart of interdependence of cultural styles, index. Black and white illustrated frontispiece, showing "The Artist and the Critic" by Peter Breughel. The text is illustrated with 27 coloured plates and copious black and white plates, plans, line illustrations, black and white illustrations and designs. Beige coloured cloth covered boards with brown coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with blue coloured background and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. The history of civilisation as seen through man's art, in all its forms. Softening and rubbing to the head into the heel of the backstrip and bumping to the book corners. Dust marks to the top textblock edge and browning to all edges of the textblock edge and to the pages. Gift inscription to the half title page and there are a few foxing spots to the first two and last few pages of the book. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the head and to the heel of the backstrip. There is a 1.25" tear to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel with associated creasing. Heavy rubbing to the fold over creases and the rear spine garter has a 3 inch split, 1 inch from the lower dustwrapper edge. Heavy trading to the backstrip and browning to the fold over panels. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. [6], VII - XIII, [3], 3-872 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Art & Design; tapestry. Inventory No: 0114687. . This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia..


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    LA TAPISSERIE by MUNTZ

    1882. La Tapisserie, Muntz, 1882, 390 pages, cloth.


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    Catalog of the Tapestries in the Collection of Frank Gair Macomber by Ackerman,Phyllis

    1950. Catalog of the Tapestries in the Collection of Frank Gair Macomber by Phyllis Ackerman, hard cover, no dust jacket, 38 tapestries illustrated in half tones with full explanations, Tapestries are dated from 1500's on.


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    FRENCH TAPESTRIES from the Fourteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries by DIGBY,George Wingfield

    1951. French Tapestries from the 14th to the 18th centuries, by George Wingfield Digby, Batsford 1951, 15 color plates, cloth, dust jacket.


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    Short History of ancient Decorative Textiles and Tapestries by Thurstan,Violetta

    1972. Short History of Decorative Textiles and Tapestries by Violetta Thurstan, Favil Press, 1972 reprint, 96pp, cloth, dust jacket.


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    CATALOGUE OF TAPESTRIES. by KENDRICK

    1924. Catalogue of Tapestries, A. F. Kendrick. V & A, Dept of Textiles, '24, cloth, 102 pages of text and 36 pages of black and white plates, history and plates of European tapestries.


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    English Tapestries of the Eighteenth Century by Marillier

    1930. English Tapestries of the Eighteenth Century by Marillier, Medici Society, cloth, dust jacket, '30, 48 plates in half-tone, 106 important pieces, 128 pages of text, a handbook to the Post-Mortlake Productions of English Weavers.


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    FRENCH TAPESTRIES by FRENCH

    1947. French Tapestries, mediaeval, renaissance, and modern, 1947, exhibition catalog, 12 b&w photos, paperback.


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    Bayeux Tapestry by Grape,Wolfgang

    1995. Bayeux Tapestry by Wolfgang Grape, Prestel, paperback, 184pp, 47 color and 90 b/w illus, a monument of medieval textile art, a work of embroidery over 75 yards long is brought to life in a brilliant text that has the vividness of an historical novel$29.95.


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    MASTERPIECES OF TAPESTRY by MET mus of art

    Masterpieces of Tapestry from the 14th to the 16th century, Met Mus of Art, 1973, 222 pages, paperback, 97 color and b/w plates, works include Hunt of the Unicorn, Lady with the Unicorn, scenes from Daily lIfe and Allegories, Brussel-style tapestries.


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    French Tapestries and Textiles in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Bremer-David

    1999. French Tapestries and Textiles in the J. Paul getty Museum by Charissa Bremer-David, Getty Trust, cloth, 188pp, one color foldout, 146 b/w illustrations, survey of one of the world's finest collections of 17th and 18th century French Textiles.


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    The Book of Tapestry History and Technique by Verlet, Pierre; Florisoone, Michel; Hoffmeister, Adolf;Tabard, Francois

    London: Octopus Books. 1978. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour and black & white plates. This is a heavy book and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world. 230 pages . 1st thus. Hardback.


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