Riggisberg, Switzerland: Abegg-Stiftung, 2015. Softcover. NF/unread but with a light bump to bottom front of cover and first few pages.. Textured cream wraps with color illus., red lettering, and French flaps. 270 pp. with 200 color and bw images plus a large, 4-panel folding plate of the entire tapestry. Text in German. Riggisberger Berichte No. 20. About the stunning Dionysian Tapestry of the Abegg Foundation. Includes an extensive section by Dietrich Willers on Image and Meaning (Bild und Deutung) and the history behind the tapestry (Dionysos, Thiasos, dating, contexts, etc.). The next covers the restoration of the work and technical information, followed by weaving technology observations. The final section, before the appendices, details the work from conception to design and production/the making of the piece. The Anhang/Appendices include analyses, lists of literature, additional information, and the beautiful folding plate. The tapestry is one of the largest and most important to have survived from late antiquity.
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