Church Vestments and other Ornaments
Design, Historic Styles, Embroidery/Needlework
Historic Book Collection on CD
The Church Vestments Historic book collection is a great resource for people interested in the artistic history of the clothing and other embroidered pieces that are enmeshed in the ritual of the mass and other services of the church. The 17 books in this collection are a fascinating look at the beautiful creations made through the centuries by artisans for the church. You will learn about and see many examples of beautiful embroidery and needlework used for vestments, emblems badges, banners and all the other cloth decorated items of the church. This heavily illustrated collection will be an excellent addition to your reference collection and provides numerous examples of of high quality embroidery work that you can use for study or as guides for your own projects.
All the titles contained on this CD are listed below. Catalogue of vestments, banners and regalia .. (1893) - Benziger brothers - 112 pagesEcclesiastical vestments: their development and history (1896) - Macalister, Robert Alexander Stewart - 298 pagesTextile fabrics; a descriptive catalogue of the collection of church-vestments, dresses, silk stuffs, needle-work and tapestries, forming that section of the Museum (1870) - South Kensington Museum; Rock, Daniel - 613 pagesChurch embroidery (1911) - Dryden, Alice - 208 pagesChurch embroidery, ancient and modern (1867) - Dolby, Anastasia Marice - 262 pagesChurch ornaments and their civil antecedents (1917) - Legg, J. Wickham (John Wickham Gambier-Parry, Thomas Robert - 152 pagesCostume of prelates of the Catholic church, according to Roman etiquette (1909) - Nainfa, John Abel Felix Prosper - 346 pagesHistoric dress of the clergy (1897) - Tyack, George Smith - 154 pagesThe ornaments of the ministers (1920) - Dearmer, Percy - 233 pagesEnglish embroidery (1905) - Kendrick, A. F. (Albert Frank) - 275 pagesChurch needlework; a manual of practical instruction (1907) - Hands, Hinda M - 122 pagesChurch needlework : with practical remarks on its arrangement and preparation (1844) - Lambert, Miss - 200 pagesChurch art in metal, plaster, glass, leather, embroidery, wood, jewelled plate. (1921) - 37 pagesAbridged illustrated catalogue of art furniture, hangings and embroidery manufactured by Jones & Willis. (1889) - 97 pagesThe Holy Eastern Church : a popular outline of its history, doctrines, liturgies, and vestments (1870) - 134 pagesChurch vestments: (1868) - Dolby, Anastasia, - 306 pagesThe mass and vestments of the Catholic church, liturgical, doctrinal, historical and archeological (1916) - Walsh, John - 522 page
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