Europäische Seidengewebe des 13.-18. Jahrhunderts (Kataloge des Kunstgewerbemuseums Köln, 8)
Cologne, Kunstgewerbemuseum der Stadt Köln, 1976
(25 cm), 463 (1) pp., 744 text illustrations, 59 plates (some in colour). Publisher’s pictorial wrappers. - An account of European silk weaving, from the Chinese-inspired medieval silks of the oldest Italian silk towns such as Lucca and Venice and velvet brocades of the Renaissance to the creations of 18th century France. The introduction also treats altar cloths, furniture and tapestry fabrics, and the education and organization of silk weavers, dealers and designers. Catalogue of the collection (731 entries). ¶ Light shelf wear. Very good, unmarked copy.