Clare Browne is a curator of textiles, and Glyn Davies is a curator of medieval art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. M. A. Michael is professorial fellow, School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow.
Not only a catalogue and scholarly monograph, but a visual feast, with magnificent colour plates on virtually every page, bursting at the seams with titbits of fascinating information. It's the sort of book that makes you want to hug yourself with glee: revelatory and as exquisitely produced as the medieval embroidery it celebrates. -Juliet Barker, Literary Review -- Juliet Baker Literary Review Superb, razor-sharp reproductions which give a proper sense of the beauty and power of the medium... its intellectual value is undoubted. -Paul Binski, Art Newspaper -- Paul Binski Art Newspaper You do not need to know a chasuble from a cope to be dazzled by the artistry on display here, photographed in extreme close-ups or unfurled across double-page spreads. -Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell, Ornament -- Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell Ornament The most substantial work to appear on the subject of opus anglicanum since the monumental tome of 1938 by A. G. I. Christie, English Medieval Embroidery... An indispensible and up-to-date resource both for specialists and for all those curious about the aesthetic beauty and liturgical function of textiles in the Middle Ages. -Warren T. Woodfin, Marginalia Review of Books -- Warren T. Woodfin Marginalia Review of Books