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Victoria and Albert Museum's Textile Collection: Embroidery in Britain, 1200-1750 (The Victoria & Albert Museum's textile collection) Paperback – 2 Apr 1997

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Product details

  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: V & A Publications; 01 edition (2 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1851771263
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851771264
  • Product Dimensions: 29.6 x 24.8 x 1.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 377,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Victoria and Albert Museum is a museum ofthe decorative arts founded in 1852 to support and encourage excellence in art and design. The V&A is located in London, England. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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By Isobel Henry-Rufus TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 Oct. 2010
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This is a beautiful book showing the V&A collection in great detail. My only argument with it (and why I am meanly withholding a star) is that I would have liked more photographs of the embroideries in context, for example, the shirt from which a detail of embroidery was taken.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful photography. 5 April 2000
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Format: Paperback
This book is a large format paperback with about 28 pages of text (including a small glossary) and 123 stunning color plates. The book starts off with a brief history of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and brief discussions of embroidery of the middle ages and Renaissance to Rococo embroidery. It also has detailed descriptions of each color plate which include the size, subject matter, and materials and stitches used.
The quality of the color plates is awesome! In most of the photos you can see the actual stitches. The material includes tapestries, clothing, and furnishings.
This book will be a great addition to anyone's library who is interested in the history of needlework or who just likes to look at things of beauty.
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