French tapestries & textiles in the J. Paul Getty Museum

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The Museum, Jul 24, 1997 - Travel - 187 pages
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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 a 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.

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ThesCRA was developed by the eminent group of scholars who published the eight double-volumes of LIMC (Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae). Among the many contributors to the ThesCRA volumes are Jean Ch. Balty, Sir John Boardman, Walter Burkert, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Tonio Holscher,
Anneliese Kossatz, Vassilis Lambrinoudakis, Francois Lissarrague, John H. Oakley, Ricardo Olmos, H. A. Shapiro, Erika Simon, and Marion True.

Mary Morton is associate curator of paintings at the Getty Museum. Colin Bailey is chief curator at the Frick Collection. Marina Belozerskaya is an independent scholar based in Los Angeles. Charissa Bremer-David is associate curator of sculpture and decorative arts at the Getty Museum. Christoph
Frank is a professor at the Accademia di Architettura of the Universita della Svizzera Italiana. Christine Giviskos is assistant curator of drawings at the Getty Museum. Mark Leonard is conservator of paintings at the Getty Museum.

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