Past Events

Being and Nothingness: Perceptions of Lace 1550-1850

Research Lunch – Jamie Mulherron

  • 23 May 2014
  • 12:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Seminar Room, Paul Mellon Centre

The first lace emerged as geomatric patterns detached from Renaissance model books in textile form. Pure disegno. But as lace developed it shifted away from line and pattern to more textured qualities where the interplay of matte, diaphany, pattern and space made an increasingly complex appeal to the senses. Hence the journey of lace from a textile of the mind to one of sensory satisfaction.

To book your place please contact the Centre's Co-ordinator Ella Fleming on: efleming@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk