The Lady and the Unicorn: A Novel
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 house - mother and daughter, servant and lady-in-waiting - before 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 on finishing the tapestries - his finest, most intricate work - on time for his exacting French client. Ill-prepared for temptation and seduction, he and his family are consumed by the project and by their dealings with the full-blooded painter from Paris.
The results change all their lives - lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look.
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|Grouping Title||lady and the unicorn|
|Grouping Author||tracy chevalier|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-09-19 05:03:26AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-09-19 05:25:55AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9780525947677|
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A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier's answer to the mystery behind one of the art world's great masterpieces—a 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 unknown—until 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 house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before 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 tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives 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 tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told.
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
|owning_location_addison||Online OverDrive Collection|
|publisher||Penguin Publishing Group|
|title_display||The Lady and the Unicorn A Novel|
|title_full||The Lady and the Unicorn A Novel|
|title_short||The Lady and the Unicorn|