The Art of Modern Tapestry

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Setting out to celebrate, document and discuss the work and role of Dovecote Studios, an international tapestry workshop founded in Edinburgh in 1912, this ground-breaking publication uniquely explores the artistic value, nature and identity of tapestry through images, essays and the commentaries of weavers, artists and patrons.


Art historian and curator, Dr Elizabeth Cumming is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh, and a former Keeper of the Edinburgh City Art Centre and lecturer in design history at Edinburgh College of Art. She has written many catalogues and articles on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Scottish art and design. Her books include The Arts and Crafts Movement (with Wendy Kaplan, 1991) and Hand, Heart and Soul: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Scotland (2006). David Weir practised as a lawyer in Glasgow and London before moving to live and work in France. Since 2000, as Director of Dovecot Studios, he has devoted his time to re-energising and developing its artistic vision and activity. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, David Weir is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Weavers and currently sits on the Board of Creative Edinburgh.