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Lady and the Unicorn

ISBN-10: 0452285453
ISBN-13: 9780452285453
Edition: 2004
Authors: Tracy Chevalier
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Description: A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicornis Tracy Chevaliers answer to the mystery behind one of the art worlds great masterpiecesa set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/28/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicornis Tracy Chevaliers answer to the mystery behind one of the art worlds great masterpiecesa set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknownuntil now. Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the housemother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waitingbefore taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven. There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestrieshis finest, most intricate workon time for his exacting French client. The results change all their liveslives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look. In The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestryan extraordinary story exquisitely told.

Tracy Chevalier was born on October 19, 1962 in Washington, D.C. After receiving a B.A. in English from Oberlin College, she moved to England in 1984 where she worked several years as a reference book editor. Leaving her job in 1993, she began a year-long M.A in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of several novels including The Virgin Blue, Burning Bright, Remarkable Creatures, and The Last Runaway. Her novel Girl with a Pearl Earring was made into a film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson.

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