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Studies in Western Tapestry

Publishing Manager: Johan Van der Beke
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ISSN 2506-6684

Method of peer review
single-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

Art History, Decorative Arts, Tapestry, Portraits, Iconography, Catalogues, Museum Collections, 14th-18th century


The study of Western tapestry has been booming since the 1980s. Pioneering exhibition catalogues as well as important studies disclosing tapestry collections in both the USA and Europe were published. As a result, the nineteenth-century classification of tapestry as a mere branch of the applied or decorative arts has been proven inaccurate. Art historians now fully recognize that tapestry indeed ranks among the beaux-arts or the fine arts.
Thorough analyses of production centres, important tapestry sets, prolific tapestry designers, iconographic themes, and historical collections are published in this series. The studies focus on Western tapestry produced between c. 1400 and 1960.


    Editorial board

    Guy Delmarcel, University of Leuven
    Koenraad Brosens, University of Leuven

    advisory committee
    Thomas P. Campbell, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Nello Forti Grazzini, Milan, Università degli Studi di Milano
    Wendy Hefford, London, Victoria and Albert Museum
    Anna Rapp Buri, Basel
    Monica Stucky-Schürer, Basel

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The Manufacture des meubles de la couronne aux Gobelins under Louis XIV: a Social, Political and Cultural History

Florian Knothe
ISBN 978-2-503-55320-7 SWT 8 | 2017 € 165,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

The Brussels Tristan Tapestries

Myth Regenerated in Wool, Silk and Precious Threads Jacqueline Thibault Schaefer
ISBN 978-2-503-54982-8 SWT 6 | 2016 € 150,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Habsburg Tapestries

Iain Buchanan
ISBN 978-2-503-51670-7 SWT 4 | 2016 € 180,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Portrait and Tapestry/Portrait et Tapisserie

Pascal-François Bertrand, Philippe Bordes (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-54088-7 SWT 7 | 2015 € 120,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

L'Histoire d'Alexandre le Grand dans les tapisseries au XVe siècle

Fortune iconographique dans les tapisseries et les manuscrits conservés. La tenture d’Alexandre de la collection Doria Pamphilj à Gênes Françoise Barbe, Laura Stagno, Elisabetta Villari (eds)
ISBN 978-2-503-54745-9 SWT 5 | 2014 € 130,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Die Planeten und ihre Kinder. Eine Brüsseler Tapisserienserie des 16.Jahrhunderts aus der Sammlung Herzog Albrechts V. in München

Katja Schmitz-von Ledebur
ISBN 978-2-503-52354-5 SWT 3 | 2009 € 70,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Les tapisseries des Barberini et la décoration d'intérieur dans la Rome baroque

P.-F. Bertrand
ISBN 978-2-503-51668-4 SWT 2 | 2005 € 90,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)

Flemish Tapestry in European and American Collections

Studies in Honour of Guy Delmarcel
ISBN 978-2-503-52174-9 SWT 1 | 2003 € 70,00 EXCL.VAT  (Hardback)