Sacred Material: The Art of the Tapestries Book
This beautiful and long awaited book is both fascinating and inspiring, weaving together technique, content and historical context.
Sacred Material: The Art of the Tapestries of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
By John Nava
Foreword by Ricahrd S. Vosko, Ph.D., Hon. AIA
Hagiography of the Tapestries Saints by Sister Mary Joanne Wittenburg, S.N.D.
Afterword by Bruce Robertson, Ph.D.
About the Book:
SACRED MATERIAL: The Art of the Tapestries of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels details the historic saga of the creation of The Communion of Saints, The Baptism of the Lord, and The New Jerusalem, the monumental tapestry triptych by California artist John Nava. Nava shares the unprecedented journey of his tapestries from oils on canvas in his Ojai studio, to the looms of Belgium, to the walls of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. SACRED MATERIAL includes a complete hagiography of the 135 saints and blesseds portrayed in the world’s greatest modern-day tapestry commission. A feast for the eyes. . . and the soul.
John Nava studied art at the College of Creative Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He earned his masters of fine arts degree at Villa Schifanoia Graduate School of Fine Arts in Florence, Italy. His work is found in private, corporate, and public collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. In addition to The Communion of Saints, The New Jerusalem, and The Baptism of the Lord tapestries for the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, Nava has done large-scale public works in painting and tapestry for the Tokyo Grain Exchange in Japan, the Seattle Symphony Benaroya Hall, the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at the University of Southern California, the Firestone Library at Princeton University, and the School of Music, Yale University.
- 350+ images / full color
- 262 pages / hardcover / 12h" x 9w"
- Includes a 6 page hand-bound 26.7" x 12" gatefold insert featuring the complete view of The Communion of Saints
|Author / Artist||BASED ON WORK OF JOHN NAVA|