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English Embroidery in the Metropolitan Museum 1575-1700 - Watt, Melinda; Morrall, Andrew; Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts - Yale University Press
  • Jan 27, 2009
    308 p., 9 3/4 x 12
    280 illus.
    ISBN: 9780300129670
    Cloth
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Art and Architecture

Published in association with The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture 
 

English Embroidery in the Metropolitan Museum 1575-1700

'Twixt Art and Nature

  • Melinda Watt and Andrew Morrall
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Winner of the 2008 R.L. Shep Ethnic Textiles Book Award given by the Textile Society of America.

This book centers around the Metropolitan Museum of Artís preeminent collection of embroidered objects from Englandís late Tudor and Stuart eras. These seventeenth-century embroideries, some eighty works in all, include samplers, gloves, headgear, purses, raised work panels, boxes and mirrors, portrait miniatures, lavishly embroidered Bibles, and a spectacular burse made to hold the Great Seal of England. In a series of essays the book explores the important role of embroidery in the history of textiles and decorative arts and also offers new insight into the role of women in the production of decorative arts. Expert scholars discuss embroidered furnishings, fashion accessories, biblical narratives, and pastoral imagery, to create a superb and comprehensive overview of embroidery during this tumultuous period in English history.

Melinda Watt is assistant curator, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Andrew Morrall is professor, Bard Graduate Center. He specializes in Early Modern Northern European fine and applied arts.

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

The Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, New York City (December 10, 2008 Ė March 15, 2009)

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