BookExtensively illustrated, this is the first accessible publication on the history of tapestry in over two decades. Woven with dazzling images from history, mythology and the natural world, and breath-taking in their craftsmanship, tapestries were among the most valuable and high-status works of art available in Europe from the medieval...
Tapestry technique, Tapestry, Weaving, Tapestry history, European tapestry, Eighteenth century tapestry, Welsh tapestry, British country houses, Medieval tapestry, English tapestry, and 19th century tapestry
BookIn 1926, Coco Chanel designed a simple, short black dress described in American Vogue as 'the frock that the entire world will wear'. This lavishly illustrated book with contributions from experts explores interpretations of the 'LBD' throughout the 20th and 21st centuries.
BookExcavated from Traprain Law, East Lothian, Scotland, in May 1919, was one of the most spectacular discoveries of Roman silver ever made in Europe - and the biggest hoard of `hacksilver': 23kg, battered, crushed and chopped up. Blame for the destruction has hitherto been laid at the door of `barbarians'...
Hunter, Fraser ; Kaufmann-Heinimann, Annemarie ; Painter, Kenneth
BookWeapons in Late Shang (c.1250-1050 BCE) China explores the large quantities of bronze and jade weapons, such as dagger-axes, spears and arrows, found at the World Heritage site of Yinxu, the late Shang capital located near today’s Anyang city in central China Qin Cao’s innovative research presents new insights into...
BookFor many people across the world, Highland dress, bagpipes and Highland landscapes are the images of Scotland that first spring to mind. Ideas about the Scottish Highlands which took hold around the turn of the 19th century remain to the present day. National Museums Scotland holds a significant collection of...
BookThis third book from The Glenmorangie Company Research Project, following Early Medieval Scotland and Scotland’s Early Silver, will also appeal to readers of The Galloway Hoard. It takes a new look at National Museums Scotland collections covering the period 800-1200: the fall of the Pictish kingdoms and rise of the...
Haggarty, George ; Hall, Derek ; Chenery, Simon
BookWroughte in gold and silk features exceptionally important tapestries from major European collections; and shows the world-class research – scientific, artistic and historical – applied to their preservation. Presenting the interdisciplinary European Community-funded project 'Monitoring of Damage in Historical Tapestries' (MODHT), the research is described in an understandable and practical...
Quye, Anita ; Hallett, Kathryn ; Herrero Carretero, Concha
BookThis exhibition catalogue celebrates the glittering tradition of silversmithing in Scotland over seven centuries. This lavishly illustrated book unearths the stories behind the makers, objects and owners of the most exemplary pieces of silver, past and present - from the ‘mazer’, or communal drinking cup, linked with Robert the Bruce...
Dalgleish, George ; Fothringham, Henry Steuart