Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Book Notice: "Sacred Stitches: Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection"

Sacred Stitches: Ecclesiastical Textiles in the Rothschild Collection

80 pages, paperback, 240 x 197 mm, 80 colour illus.
PRICE: £15.00


by Rachel Boak

"Sacred Stitches accompanies an exhibition that will assemble together for the first time fragments of opulent and unique ecclesiastical textiles drawn from the stored collections at Waddesdon Manor, the astonishing Renaissance-style château that is one of the rare survivors of the splendour of the ‘goût Rothschild’. Dating from c. 1400 to the late 1700s, the textiles were acquired by several members of the Rothschild family, the greatest collectors of the 19th century, who sought the highest quality of workmanship with a keen sense of historical importance..."

For more information: Paul Holberton Publishing