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The Bayeux Tapestry Embroiderers Story

Author : Jan Messent
ISBN : 1844485846
Genre : Art
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Blending historical facts and an absorbing account concentrating on the practical aspects of creating such a mammoth piece of art, this survey examines the mysteries behind a centuries-old artifact, the Bayeux Tapestry. Through vividly detailed illustrations impeccably true to the piece's intricately worked characters and elements, this volume offers a thoughtful envisioning of the stories of the women involved in embroidering the piece?their identities, materials, methods, organization, working conditions, and venues. Incorporating a sketchbook feel that evokes a sense of a work in process, the chronicle pieces together an extensively researched and colorful narrative that helps place the famous embroidery in a plausible context. The author's reconstruction of the final eight feet that are missing from the tapestry will be of particular interest to embroiderers.
Category: Art

The Bayeux Tapestry And Its Contexts

Author : Elizabeth Carson Pastan
ISBN : 9781843839415
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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A full and provocative reappraisal of the Bayeux "Tapestry", its origins, design and patronage.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Bayeux Tapestry

Author : Martin Kennedy Foys
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124154704
Genre : Art
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New approaches to what is arguably the most famous artefact from the Middle Ages.
Category: Art

The Bayeux Tapestry

Author : Lucien Musset
ISBN : 1843831635
Genre : Art
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A leading authority on the Bayeux Tapestry examines the work "frame by frame" in this profusely illustrated and annotated volume.
Category: Art

Threads Of Life

Author : Clare Hunter
ISBN : 9781473687943
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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**SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER** **RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK** The Hare with Amber Eyes meets The History of the World in 100 Objects: an eloquent history of the language of sewing. For the mothers of the disappeared in 1970s Argentina, protest was difficult. Every Thursday they marched in front of government buildings wearing headscarves embroidered with the names of their lost children. Through sewing, they found a way to campaign. In Tudor England Mary, Queen of Scots was under house arrest and her letters were censored, so she sewed secret treason into her needlework to communicate with the world outside. From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry and First World War soldiers with PTSD, to the maps sewn by schoolgirls in the New World, Threads of Life stretches from medieval France to contemporary Mexico, from a POW camp in Singapore to a family attic in Scotland. It is a chronicle of identity, protest, memory, power and politics told through the stories of the men and women, over centuries and across continents, who have used the language of sewing to make their voices heard, even in the most desperate of circumstances. In an eloquent blend of history and memoir, Threads of Life is an evocative and moving book about the need we all have to tell our story. 'Threads of Life is a beautifully considered book . . . Clare Hunter mixes the personal with the political with moving results.' TRACY CHEVALIER
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Haskins Society Journal 22

Author : William L. North
ISBN : 9781843836872
Genre : History
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The most up-to-date research in the period from the Anglo-Saxons to Angevins.
Category: History

Anglo Norman Studies Xxxv

Author : David Bates
ISBN : 9781843838579
Genre : History
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A rich collection of articles on multiple aspects of Anglo-Norman and Norman studies, forming an indispensable addition to an understanding of this important period of history.
Category: History

King Harold Ii And The Bayeux Tapestry

Author : Gale R. Owen-Crocker
ISBN : 9781843836155
Genre : History
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Essays on the brief but tumultuous reign of Harold II, and one of our most important sources of knowledge of the time - the Bayeux Tapestry.
Category: History

The Bayeux Tapestry

Author : Carola Hicks
ISBN : 9781407065885
Genre : Art
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The vivid scenes on the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. It is one of Europe's greatest treasures and its own story is full of drama and surprise. Who commissioned the tapestry? Was it Bishop Odo, William's ruthless half-brother? Or Harold's dynamic sister Edith, juggling for a place in the new court? Hicks shows us this world and the miracle of the tapestry's making: the stitches, dyes and strange details in the margins. For centuries it lay ignored in Bayeux cathedral until its 'discovery' in the eighteenth century. It became a symbol of power as well as art: townsfolk saved it during the French Revolution; Napoleon displayed it to promote his own conquest; the Nazis strove to make it their own; and its influence endures today. This marvellous book, packed with thrilling stories, shows how we remake history in every age and how a great work of art has a life of its own.
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