Tapestry consolidated its place as an art in medieval France, becoming more popular during the reign of Louise XV. Its history, however, dates back to ancient peoples, such as the Egyptians, Assyrians and Babylonians.
Aspectos da Tapeçaria Brasileira reviews the main proposals and trends of this art form in Brazil. It begins with the pioneering phase of Regina Gomide Graz and continues on through the Modernism period of 1922 and finally the innovative work of Madeleine Colaço.
Published in 1977 in two languages (Portuguese / English), the book highlights the unique characteristics of the weaving processes and materials developed in Brazil by colonists, indigenous peoples and slaves. With text by Geraldo Edson de Andrade and a presentation by historian Clarival do Prado Valladares, the book features photos by Antônio Rudge that reproduce the works of some 120 Brazilian artists.