Stuff Samplers (Fitzwilliam Museum Handbooks)
by Carol Humphrey
ISBN-10: 0521575923
ISBN-13: 9780521575928
Cambridge University Press
1997
Soft Cover
Pages: 140
Language(s): English
Very Good - Light cover and edge wear; gift inscription inside front cover.
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This lavishly illustrated book brings together a selection of English and Continental samplers of outstanding quality and interest. The selection includes examples from the fifteenth century to the twentieth, showing the development of techniques and changing fashions in design. It brings to life the many social ramifications of the sampler's manufacture and decoration, from providing an early 'cv' to illustrating the accomplishments of young ladies of leisure. The introduction and full descriptions explain their significance, style and materials and all examples are shown in full color.