The Bayeux tapestry : collected papers

Gale R. Owen-Crocker

This collection of fifteen papers ranges from the author's initial interest in the Tapestry as a source of information on early medieval dress, through to her startling recognition of the embroidery's sophisticated narrative structure. Developing the work of previous authors who had identified graphic models for some of the images, she argues that not just the images themselves but the contexts from which they were drawn should be taken in to account in 'reading' the messages of the Tapestry. In further investigating the minds and hands behind this, the largest non-architectural artefact surviving from the Middle Ages, she ranges over the seams, the embroidery stitches, the language and artistry of the inscription, the potential significance of borders and the gestures of the figures in the main register, always scrutinising detail informatively. She identifies an over-riding conception and house style in the Tapestry, but also sees different hands at work in both needlecraft and graphics.

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  • Part I Textile: Behind the Bayeux Tapestry
  • The Bayeux 'tapestry': invisible seams and visible boundaries
  • Fur, feathers, skin, fibre, wood: representational techniques in the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Part II Sources: Reading the Bayeux Tapestry through Canterbury eyes
  • Stylistic variation in the Bayeux Tapestry: revisiting a Roman analogue.
  • Part II Narrative Devices: The embroidered word: text in the Bayeux Tapestry. Telling a tale: narrative techniques in the Bayeux Tapestry and the Old English epic Beowulf
  • Brothers, rivals and the geometry of the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Part IV Borders: Squawk talk: commentary by birds in the Bayeux Tapestry
  • The Bayeux tapestry: the voice from the border.
  • Part V Dress: The costume of the Bayeux 'tapestry': culottes, tunics, garters and the construction of the hanging
  • Dress and authority on the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Part VI Detail: Embroidered wood: animal-headed posts in the Bayeux Tapestry
  • The interpretation of gesture in the Bayeux Tapestry
  • Hawks and horse-trappings
  • Index.

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書名 The Bayeux tapestry : collected papers
著作者等 Owen, Gale R.
Owen-Crocker Gale R.
シリーズ名 Variorum collected studies series
出版元 Ashgate Variorum
刊行年月 c2012
ページ数 1 v. (various paging)
大きさ 26 cm
ISBN 9781409446637
NCID BB11622954
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス