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 housemother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waitingbefore 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 tapestrieshis finest, most intricate workon time for his exacting French client. The results change all their liveslives 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 tapestryan extraordinary story exquisitely told....Continua
mi è piaciuto tantissimo.
l'amore tra nicolas e claude è descritto in modo meraviglioso !
mi piace molto come questa scrittrice, partendo da fatti storici realmente accaduti, riesce ad ordire una trama scorrevole, coinvolgente e piacevole!
unica nota: l'epilogo troppo stringato… sembra una lista della spesa :/
While not as captivating as The Girl with the Pearl Earring, this book returns the author to her forte - blending fact and fiction to reveal one possible story behind a work of art.
Not as good as Tracy Chevalier's other books. I was disappointed. The worst part is when the blind character feels her future husband's face and exclaims that he has a pointed chin, just like her cat. Do cats have pointed chins? What??
Really interesting and I cannot put the book down. I bought this book after I finished reading the girl with the pearl ear ring. I think the story itself is very interesting, and it felt almost like a romance novel. It is also very interesting how the author describe the art of tapestry, I almost wanted to borrow more books to understand more of it....Continua