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This book lists Pauline Fischer as the author and then credits Mary Lou Smith with the text. I am not sure what that means but I expect as I go along, I will find out.
Pauline Fischer is also the co-author of Bargello Magic with Anabel Lasker.
Quoting (and paraphrasing/editing) from the dust jacket flap:
"The treasure of Tutankamun have inspired decorators and designers alike to create fabrics, furniture and jewelry for the 1970s, but this is the first book for the amateur needleworker to develop these designs at home-effectivelty and inexpensively."
"Characterized by straight lines, stunning repeat patterns, a simple palette, the Egyptian paintings and artifacts reveal an extraordinary array of motifs."
"Along with modern adaptations of the designs are exciting new stitches and stitch variations developed especially for this book by Pauline Fischer."
That explains it, Pauline Gisacher is the needlework & srtitch person, Mary Lou Smith does the words. More dust jacket quotes:
"Each pf the 28 designs is photographed in full color and is reproduced again fullsizw in a browsn & black photo-pattern. This new method for presentingneedlework patterns provides the reader with a design partially worked to allow for tracing, counting mesh and threads and even copying unfamilar stitches directly from the book."
I am not sure what they are tazlking about. I need to look at this. At random I chose the project called The Queen's Panel.
The section begins wirth some history of Queen Ankhesenamun, King Tut's wife. it goers on to say that The Queen's Panel is designed to be used as an evening bag, pillow or album cover.
The instructions seem complete, beginning with materials needed, then working the design in *areas* or sections. Then there is a full page, full color [picture of the stitched project.
The brown & black graphing they mentioned is really a muted orange & black on white. I find the orange graph in white a little difficult to see as a charted design but that could just be me (I am not very experienced with stitching from charts etc)
Many of these designs are absolutely wonderful. To mention juast a few of my very favorites, Bast The Cat Goddess, Marching Geese From Medum, Lotus and Buds and of course, the cover project Golden Mask.
This is a coffee table size hard cover book.Published by E.F. Dutton in 1979 it has 150 pages and an index.
The book is in Very Good Condition. The dust jacket is very good, with the edges very lightly worn. The book inside is excellent, the spine is tight.