The Brussels Tristan Tapestries: Myth Regenerated in Wool, Silk & Precious Threads

By: Schaefer, Jacqueline Thibault

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Today, a modest number of Tristanian artifacts may still be admired in museums and castles. Digital access to art collections continues to enrich the list with surprises, such as the exquisitely carved fourteenth century 'Tristan' bench of the Tallinn Town Hall in Estonia. Some embroidered work and painted wall decor also have survived. However, what there might have been of woven wall hangings on the subject has all but disappeared, with the exception of a modern single-panel Aubusson and the set of seven hangings which constitutes the subject of this book. The Brussels Tristan Tapestries have never before been studied as a series. The purpose of this monograph is to bring to light a rarely seen work of art and to apprise specialists of iconography, literature and myth of its relevance and uniqueness. The chapters deal with the detailed analysis of the set and its meaning as a whole, the reconstitution of the history of its ownership, the place of this particular version in the verbal and figurative traditions to which it refers and the role of this 'tenture' in the corpus of the Tristan myth.

Title: The Brussels Tristan Tapestries: Myth Regenerated in Wool, Silk & Precious Threads

Author Name: Schaefer, Jacqueline Thibault

Categories: Textiles,

Edition: 1st

Publisher: Turnhout, Brepols: 2013

ISBN Number: 2503549829

ISBN Number 13: 9782503549828

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Type: Book

Seller ID: 27049

Keywords: Tapestries