The Jubilee of the Dovecot Tapestries 1912-1962

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Softcover.(Stapled catalogue). Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Light foxing to corner of front cover. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Light sunning to text edges and light rusting to staples in centre. 16pp. 6 b/w plates. This catalogue was produced to accompany the exhibition held in Edinburgh during the International Festival, 1962. Conceived by William Morris and the 3rd Marquess of Bute, from 1912 to 1940 (apart from the period of the First World War) the company was under the personal supervision of the 4th marquess of Bute and produced monumental Scottish historical tapestries. In 1946, after the second World War the design policy of the company changed, and many contemporary artists were commissioned, including Edward Bawden, Louis Le Brocquy and Graham Sutherland. Later, Sir Basil Spence commissioned a tapestry for the new Coventry Cathedral, although the Cathedral committee turned it down, and the work was later carried out in France. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Title: The Jubilee of the Dovecot Tapestries 1912-1962

Author Name: ?

Categories: Decorative Art & Design (20th Century),

Edition: First Edition.

Publisher: Edinburgh, The Scottish Committee of the Arts Council of Great Britain: 1962

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 005258

Keywords: DOVECOT EDINBURGH TAPESTRY COMPANY WILLIAM MORRIS WEAVING,