New from Getty Publications
Tapestries of Louis XIV
Charissa Bremer-David With essays by Pascal-François Bertrand, Arnauld Brejon de Lavergnée, and Jean Vittet
Designed by Baroque masters, such as Rubens and Le Brun, and woven by the finest workshops in delicate wools, silks, and gilt-metal threads, the luxurious tapestries in the collection of Louis XIV represent the greatest achievements of the art form. This gorgeous catalogue revels in the beauty of these masterworks and provides art-historical context for the novice and scholar alike.
Published to accompany an exhibition on view at the Getty Center December 15, 2015 to May 1, 2016.
Puzzles in the Grotesques Tapestry Series
Without a narrative thread, theological moral, or allegorical symbolism, the unusual imagery of four tapestries in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum is perplexing. In this incisive study, curator Charissa Bremer-David reveals the eclectic origins of these designs, from antique statuary to Renaissance prints, from Mannerist tapestries to seventeenth-century theater.
The Adventures of Gillion de Trazegnies
Chivalry and Romance in the Medieval East
Elizabeth Morrison and Zrinka Stahuljak
Equal parts travelogue, romance, and thrilling epic, the medieval adventures of Gillion de Trazegnies can be read as one of the finest exemplars of the golden era of Flemish manuscript illumination. This stunning book provides selected translations of the original text and lush reproductions of the gold-flecked illuminations, as well as bracing historical and literary analysis.
Thérèse Makes a Tapestry
Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs
Illustrated by Renée Graef
Step back in time to seventeenth-century Paris with Thérèse, a talented young girl who lives and works at the Gobelins Manufactory, where Europe's greatest artisans make tapestries and luxury objects for King Louis XIV. Children's book author Alexandra S. D. Hinrichs here breathes vivid life into a delightful tale full of fun twists and an appealing cast of characters. Original paintings by award-winning artist Renée Graef playfully illustrate the book, as well as the many steps involved in the creation of the famous Gobelins tapestries.
A King Seen from the Sky
From awarding-winning children's book author and illustrator Bruno Gibert comes this fantastical tale of the first hot-air balloon ride and the sheep, duck, and hen who were its passengers. In front of a grand audience at Versailles, including none other than Louis XVI, the animals take to the air and their successful flight launches them into a rollicking adventure featuring royal fetes, ever-lasting friendships—and revolution. Ages five to seven.