Five Centuries of Tapestry from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Bennett, Anna Gray
Price: 24.30 USD
San Francisco, CA: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1992. Color wraps. 329 pp., profusely illustrated in color. Revised and expanded from the original 1976 exhibition catalog by the same author, this excellent work shows the growth of the tapestry collection at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the advances made in scholarship during the past 15 years. The product of both planned purchases and individual donations, the San Francisco collection provides a good cross section of the history of this art. Chronologically arranged, each of the 100 pieces cataloged (compared with 74 in the original edition) gets a full technical and historical entry; most appear in color and with comparative or supportive detail. An excellent catalog for specialists that is also suitable for lay readers. - Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago Lib. VG+.