The Unicorn Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Adolfo Salvatore CavalloThe Unicorn Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art by Adolfo Salvatore Cavallo

The Unicorn Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

byAdolfo Salvatore Cavallo

Paperback | April 11, 2005

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The unicorn tapestries are one of the most popular attractions at The Cloisters, the medieval branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Traditionally known as The Hunt of the Unicorn, this set of seven exquisite and enigmatic tapestries was likely completed between 1495 and 1505. The imaginatively conceived scenes-displaying individualized faces of the hunters and naturalistically depicting the flora and fauna of the landscape-are beautifully captured in silk, wool, and metal yarns.

Written by one of the world's leading authorities on medieval textiles and illustrated with many lovely color reproductions, The Unicorn Tapestries traces the origins of the tapestries as well as possible interpretations of their symbolic meaning. This is an essential book for any lover of medieval art and textiles.

Adolfo Salvatore Cavallo is an independent scholar who formerly worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Title:The Unicorn Tapestries in The Metropolitan Museum of ArtFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 12 × 9 × 0.68 inPublished:April 11, 2005Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300106300

ISBN - 13:9780300106305

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