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Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.
In each, an elegant lady and a unicorn stand or sit on an island of grass surrounded by a rich background of animals and flowers. Little is known about them except that they were woven toward the end of the fifteenth century and bear the coat of arms of a wealthy family from Lyons.
Tracy Chevalier takes readers back to the tapestriesa creation, giving life to the men who designed and made them, as well as the wives, daughters, and servants who exercised subtle (and not so subtle) influences over their men. Like the many different strands of wool and silk that were woven together into one cloth, the lives and fates of these people entwine in complex patterns, crisscrossing as they seek desires sensual and spiritual, temporal and eternal.
An extraordinary story exquisitely told, Tracy Chevalieras "The Lady and the Unicorn" weaves history and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry that rivals in grace and grandeur the masterpiece that inspired it.
Title: THE LADY AND THE UNICORN
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Dutton: 2004
ISBN Number: 0525947671
ISBN Number 13: 9780525947677
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 17824
Description: Very Good Hardcover in Very Good Dust Jacket. Binding straight and tight; corners and edges sharp. No marks or writing. Two tiny closed tears. ; 250 pages