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The lost tapestries of the City of ladies : Christine de Pizan's Renaissance legacy

Author: Susan Groag Bell
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the author's search for a series of sixteenth-century tapestries that celebrated women, perhaps linked to Christine de Pisan's (Pizan's) Book of the City of Ladies, originally published in 1405.
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
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Named Person: Christine, de Pisan; Christine, de Pisan; Christine, de Pisan; Christine (de Pisan).; Christine, de Pisan
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Groag Bell
ISBN: 0520234103 9780520234109
OCLC Number: 55207738
Description: xvii, 254 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The first clue --
Christine de Pizan --
Queen Elizabeth's tapestries --
Tapestry production in the early Renaissance --
Margaret of Austria and the Tournai tapestries --
Anne of Brittany's "Cité des Dames" --
An eight-panel French set --
The "Cietie of Dammys" in Scotland --
The "Citie of Ladies" at the English court --
Christine de Pizan's legacy to the Renaissance.
Responsibility: Susan Groag Bell.
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The story of the author's search for a series of sixteenth-century tapestries that celebrated women, perhaps linked to Christine de Pisan's (Pizan's) Book of the City of Ladies, originally published in 1405.

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