RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 38965986 LA English T1 The unicorn tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art A1 Cavallo, Adolph S., Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), PB The Museum : H.N. Abrams PP New York YR 1998 SN 0870998684 9780870998683 0870998692 9780870998690 0810939479 9780810939479 0300106300 9780300106305 AB Among the most popular attractions at The Cloisters, the medieval branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is a set of tapestries depicting the hunt of the fabled unicorn. Each of the seven exquisite tapestries is reproduced in large colorplates and with a wealth of color details. Created in the Netherlands in 1495-1505, they contain supremely memorable images - from the vulnerable unicorn and the individualized faces of the hunters to the naturalistically depicted flora and fauna. The author also looks at the construction of the tapestries and the historical and cultural context in which they were woven.