HNW - coverlets
charlene at flash.net
Fri Mar 30 00:23:36 PST 2001
Anne of Bradford wrote:
> Schuette, Marie and Muller-Christensen, Sigrid. The Art of Embroidery.
> Thames and Hudson, London. 1964. (There's another version out there
> called the History of Embroidery published in (I think) New York. Oh
> wow. If you've got the money, get one of these. Out of print, but not
> too tough to find if you're persistent. Imagine two needlework
> scholars, a camera, and access to the back rooms of museums, convents
> and private collections all over Europe. Turn that into 29 color plates
> and 563 black and whites, with date, country of origin, materials,
> technique, other published places a piece might be found, etc. Are you
> drooling yet? I got a hold of a third or so generation photocopy, and
> was so frustrated by the lack of detail on the plates (I just KNEW the
> book would be better) that I went and forked over about $225 (a bargain
> price for this book). Extremely recommended.
Prepare to be ill. Someone just recently posted on the h-costume list
that she got a copy of Schuette for US$18. Yup; that's not a typo.
Apparently an ex-library copy and a seller who had no idea what it was
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