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The Coptic Tapestry Albums: And the Archaeologist of Antinoe, Albert Gayet (Paperback)

Nancy Arthur Hoskins

Edité par University of Washington Press, United States, 2004
ISBN 10: 0295983744 / ISBN 13: 9780295983745
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Titre : The Coptic Tapestry Albums: And the ...

Éditeur : University of Washington Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Vibrant tapestries of beribboned birds, cantering centaurs, and Dionysian dancers, woven in Coptic Egypt more than a thousand years ago, were artfully arranged in a handsome pair of albums in 1913. Some of the fabrics are shown in unique collage compositions. Sandals, spindles, and a mysterious lock of hair are assembled in a shallow box at the back of one album. Many textiles in this important collection, housed at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington, were once joined by warp and weft with those from the Musee du Louvre and other major museums. Nancy Hoskins deftly interweaves the creation of the textiles in the Greco-Roman city of Antinoe, Egypt, with their discovery by the charismatic French archaeologist Albert Gayet (1856-1916). Gayet staged stunning exhibitions of the pieces in Paris at the turn of the century and ultimately gave them to museums or sold them. One collector, Henry Bryon, had his 144 fabrics bound into the two albums featured here. The album pages and covers are illustrated in glowing color, along with archival photographs from Gayet s expeditions. The style, structure, and iconography of each tapestry, tabby, and tablet-woven textile are discussed within the cultural construct of Late Antique and Early Christian Egypt. Detailed technical drawings illustrate the special weaving techniques of the Copts. Directions for six weaving projects inspired by the album fragments are included. The story of the inimitable Coptic tapestry albums will delight weavers, textile historians, art historians, and archaeologists. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780295983745

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Synopsis : Vibrant tapestries of be-ribboned birds, cantering centaurs and Dionysian dancers, woven in Coptic Egypt more than a thousand years ago, were artfully arranged in a pair of handsome albums in 1913. Nancy Hopkins deftly interweaves the creation of the textiles in the Greco-Roman city of Antinoe with their discovery by the charismatic French archaeologist Albert Gayet (1856-1916). Gayet staged stunning exhibitions of the pieces in Paris at the turn of the century and ultimately gave them to museums or sold them. One collector, Henry Bryon, had his 144 fabrics bound into the two albums featured here. The album pages and covers are illustrated in glowing colour, along with archival photographs from Gayet's expeditions. The style, structure and iconography of each tapestry, tabby and tablet-woven textile are discussed with the cultural construct of Late Antique and Early Christian Egypt. Detailed technical drawings illustrate the special weaving techniques of the Copts. Directions for six weaving projects inspired by the album fragments are included.

Critique: "Master weaver, scholarly detective, and sensitive connoisseur, Nancy Hoskins combines all these skills to describe and identify this unusually wide range of Egyptian Coptic textile fragments. Her descriptions of weaving techniques create a fundamental glossary of technical terms, which all who study textiles should use. The detailed data on each piece are a benchmark for all who work in the field."--Jere L. Bacharach, Director, American Research Center in Egypt "a book that is a delight to handle and read. Here, at last, is a publication on Coptic textiles that is well-researched and illustrated with photographs in vibrant colour, along with detailed line drawings of weaving techniques and ancient weavers at the loom... a comprehensive study of the style, structure, and iconography of each tapestry from the Gayet collections considered in the cultural context of Late Antique and early Christian Egypt ...This beautifully bound and produced publication will delight historians, weavers, archaeologists and the lay public alike" Al Ahram Weekly

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