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Princely Treasures: European Masterpieces 1600-1800

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The V&A has one of the world's greatest collections of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European decorative art. 80 masterpieces from these magnificent collections, acquired and used by rulers of power, wealth and taste, provide the focus of this book. Each is contextualized in sections that highlight an important aspect of European courtly life: the importance of war; the role of religion; the peaceful arts of the domestic interior and the magnificence of personal adornment. Superb new photography reveals a broad range of objects, including painting and sculpture, ceramics and glass, metalwork and furniture, textiles and dress, prints and drawings.

Author/Artist/Designer

Edited by Lesley Ellis Miller

Pages

192

Dimensions

20.32cm x 2.54cm x 25.4cm

ISBN

9781851776337

Product code

108855

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About the author

Lesley Ellis Miller

Lesley Ellis Miller is senior curator of Textiles and Fashion (before 1800) at the V&A, and professor in Dress and Textile History at the University of Glasgow. She is the lead curator for the refurbishment of the V&A’s galleries ‘Europe 1600 – 1815’. She is an authority on the silk industry, on which she has written extensively.