French Tapestries and Textiles in the J.Paul Getty Museum (Hardback)
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Short Description for French Tapestries and Textiles in the J.Paul Getty Museum A survey of the Getty Museum's 17th- and 18th-century French textiles. The book includes lists of artists and weavers, date and place of manufacture, and materials and techniques used. Also included is an accompanying commentary.
- Published: 24 July 1997
- Format: Hardback 208 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780892363797 ISBN 10: 0892363797
- Sales rank: 1,084,149
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Full description for French Tapestries and Textiles in the J.Paul Getty Museum
This lavishly-illustrated book is a survey of the Getty Museum's seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French textiles--one of the world's finest collections. Featuring twenty-five extraordinary tapestries woven at the Gobelins and Beauvais manufacturies, the catalogue also highlights three carpets, two knotted-pile screens, and two sets of embroidered bed hangings, one of which is the only complete lit la duchesse surviving from the period. Each entry includes complete historical and physical information on the piece and an accompanying commentary provides information on the literary, historical, and visual source of design imagery as well as the context of each textile's commission and production. For lovers of French decorative arts and connoisseurs of textiles, this beautiful book is must reading.