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The Bayeux Tapestry

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Серия: Western Art
ISBN: 0500251223, 9780500251225
Издательство: Thames & Hudson
Год издания: 2004
Страниц: 234
A new edition of a classic book: the complete Bayeux Tapestry in color with an introduction, description, and commentary by a leading authority on the period. In a museum in the small town of Bayeux in Normandy, specially devised to hold this single object, is a strip of linen nearly one thousand years old. It is 230 feet long and about 20 inches high. On it, embroidered in brightly colored wool, are figures of men, animals, buildings, and ships. In a series of vivid scenes, with a running explanatory text in Latin, it relates the invasion of England by William of Normandy and his victory at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Nothing remotely like the Bayeux Tapestry exists anywhere in the world, yet comparatively few people have been to Bayeux to see it and appreciate how totally absorbing it is. This book, first published in 1985, reproduces the Tapestry in full color and makes it accessible as never before. The story told in the Tapestry has all the ingredients of...