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5.0 out of 5 stars it is not the most colourful but it is an excellent reference book to dip into when the fancy takes ..., 4 July 2014
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This review is from: The Bayeux Tapestry (Art & Design) (Paperback)
I have only received this book today but felt compelled to write a review about it.

Firstly, it is a large book, with high quality images of the Tapestry throughout, including the whole embroidery and also close-up of the more important panels. In fact, we are taken so close that we can see the threads of the fabric, the restoration work and every stitch of the needlework. Beneath each image is the wording, translation and also a commentary on the points is interest in the work.

So, if that isn't enough, secondly there are over 80 pages filled with three column text , giving essays about various aspects of the Tapestry in an erudite prose (well translated from the original German). There are sections on the borders, who made the Tapestry, whether it was made in England or France, everyday life depicted, the expertise of the depiction of the armour and horses' bridles, to list just some.

It is not the biggest book on the subject available, it is not the most colourful but it is an excellent reference book to dip into when the fancy takes you when you can enjoy the pictures and read a short section; I doubt you would read it cover to cover in one go.

I am really looking forward to favouring this over many weeks.
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