ECU Libraries Catalog

Merchants, princes and painters : silk fabrics in Italian and northern paintings, 1300-1550 / Lisa Monnas.

Author/creator Monnas, Lisa
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoNew Haven [Conn.] ; London : Yale University Press, ©2008.
Descriptionxi, 408 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Supplemental Content Table of contents only
Subject(s)
Contents Who wore silk? the price of silk fabrics, artists' clothing and studio props -- Painters and the design of woven silks -- Cloth of gold in fourteenth-century Sienese and Florentine paintings -- Painting velvet in Italy and the Netherlands during the first half of the fifteenth century -- The transmission of textile designs in fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Netherlandish paintings -- Decorative silks in fifteenth- and early sixteenth-century Italian paintings -- Textiles in portraits in Venice, Florence, and England -- Convention or reality? reading textiles in paintings -- A life of their own: the longevity and changing use of silk fabrics -- Nineteenth-century English textiles and wallpapers designed after fabrics shown in medieval and Renaissance paintings -- Appendices. Looms, textile types and historic terminology (includes glossaries of weaving, dress and painting terms, measurements and money) ; Letter of William Makefyrr, 1506 ; Vestments woven with Christ and St. Thomas in Rome and Florence ; Copes with named benefactors with dates attached, extracted from the ninety-one copes in the inventory of St. Paul's Cathedral, London ; The terms paonazzo and morello ; Letter concerning an order of clothing for the Contessa de Melzo, 1475 ; Carpets at the early Tudor court ; Abridged genealogy of the Medici family -- Tables. Selvedge colours on Italian silk fabrics, 1376-1466 ; Loom widths of Italian silks, thirteenth-sixteenth centuries ; Weaving prices specified by the Florentine silk guild, 1429 ; Prices of silk and wool from a wardrobe account of Edward IV, 1480 ; Prices of silk purchased for the great wardrobe of Henry VIII, 1533-1534 ; Textiles and clothing given to Dürer, purchased by him or given by him, on his journey to the Netherlands, 1520-1521 ; Neri di Bicci's Ricordanze: purchases of cloth, December 1453-January 1461 ; Extracts from the coronation account of Edward VI, 1547.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 335-391) and index.
LCCN 2007014687
ISBN9780300111170 (cl : alk. paper)
ISBN0300111177 (cl : alk. paper)

Available Items

Library Location Call Number Status Item Actions
Joyner General Stacks ND1460 .T49 M66 2008 ✔ Available Place Hold

Related Titles

The look of reading :book, painting, text /Garrett Stewart.

Painting the difference :sex and spectator in modern art /Charles...

Spain, Espagne, Spanien :foreign artists discover Spain, 1800-1900...

Images of America :the painter's eye, 1833-1925 /by Frederick Baekeland.

Venetian views /Filippo Pedrocco ; [translated by Susan Scott].

Weather in art :a discussion of the theme of the exhibition of...