Thomas Campbell is one of the leading tapestry historian, who has also served as
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Thomas Campbell is one of the leading tapestry historian, who has also served as Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
These two readings contain information particular to Northern Europe however they are also useful for us to understand how textiles were produced for elite patrons globally in early modern world. In more complex hierarchical kingdoms of Africa, South America, Asia as well as Europe the production of textiles for royalty, wealthy, the rising middle class was increasingly a well-organized process often involving long-distance trade.
Suggestions to read: scroll through to scan the content of the article – then read the captions under each photo – then read the article.
First Article: “Textiles at Met Museum”
Read pages 4-11
a)Look at all of the images and captions pages 1-11
b)First section is about history of textiles in 20th c
c)Start reading page 4 – Discussion of the Factors that determine our approach to Historic Textiles
What are the 4 components that Campbell identifies? and state their essential characteristics that you find most interesting or important.
-Use full sentences and 2-3 sentences per each of the 4 components.
Second Article: “The Art and Magnificence of Renaissance Tapestries: Introduction”
Read pages 1-10
a)Look at all of the images and their captions pages 1-10
This article, “Art and Magnificence “is divided into three sections:
a)Tapestry as the most important figurative art form in early modern period, the expense and documentation of their use and making
b)How tapestries are made
c)How tapestries are perceived
Write a response to this short essay. What was most interesting? What surprised you? What seemed important? Why? OR?
– 12 font, double space about 1-1.5 pages