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The story behind the Great Tapestry!
on 28 November 2013
Unlike the other reviewers, I was able to see the Great Tapestry exhibition, albeit very briefly, so I have been looking forward to getting both books produced on the project as they would enable me to learn more about the people involved, as well being able to pore over the panels in better detail.
This book does exactly what it says on the tin - it is the story behind the Tapestry, it's the story of the Making of a Masterpiece, and very well done it is indeed. I had no idea just how difficult is must have been to coordinate a project of this scale, with so many elements that could have gone wrong!
The vision of those involved is incredible, as is the hard work put in by the sitchers, and this lovely wee book tells their story in wonderful detail.
What the book doesn't do is show every panel in detail, but nor does it claim to. In fact, there is another book, a gorgeous hardback by the same publisher, which does do this.
So if you're looking for the story on how this amazing project came about, go for this book. If you want to see every panel as well as the history that goes with it, get the hardback. Or if you're feeling really flush, get them both!