The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century. Tatiana Kosourova.
The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century
The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century
The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century
The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century
The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century
The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century

The Art of the Embroiderer: Western European Embroidery in the Hermitage from the Sixteenth to the early Twentieth Century

St. Petersburg: Slavia, 2004. Sewn cl. The Hermitage has a superb collection of Western European embroidery (approximately 1500 articles), most of which, owing to their sensitivity to light and air, are in closed storage. Publishing 307 of its finest works in this catalogue, the museum displays altar hangings and vestments commissioned by the church, intricately embellished articles of clothing, and beautiful items for domestic use, including bedspreads, canopies, valances, and richly upholstered furniture. The author finds stylistic parallels in other arts and identifies specific prototypes in drawings, paintings, and engravings. Thorough captions for each work explain techniques, innovations in methods of stitching, and the evolution of taste and patterns. Clearly reproduced details convey the texture and color of the actual pieces. 279 p., 66 b-&-w illus., 372 color, 27 cm, approx. 200 color illus., ENGLISH 5950100883. Item #3908
ISBN: 5950100883

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