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    Tapestry in the Renaissance: Art and Magnificence (Paperback) By (author) MR Thomas P Campbell, Contributions by Maryan Wynn Ainsworth, Contributions by Rotraud Bauer, Contributions by Pascal-Francois Bertrand, Contributions by Iain Buchanan, Contributions by Elizabeth Cleland, Contributions by Guy Delmarcel, Contributions by Nello Forti Grazzini, Contributions by Maria Hennel-Bernasiko, Contributions by MS Lorraine Karafel

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    DescriptionTapestries--the art form of kings--were a principal tool used by powerful Renaissance rulers to convey their wealth and might. From 1460 to 1560, courts and churches lavished vast sums on costly weavings in silk and gold thread from designs by leading artists. In this lavishly illustrated book, the first major survey of tapestry production of this period, contributors analyze some of these beautiful tapestries, examine the stylistic and technical development of tapestry production in the Low Countries, France, and Italy during the Renaissance, and discuss the contribution that the medium made to art, liturgy, and propaganda of the day.

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