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The Conquest Imagined: The Tillett Tapestry and Post-Revolutionary Mexico
Regina Root, College of William and Mary

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Imagining Conquest: El Tapiz and Postrevolutionary Mexico (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Imagining Conquest: El Tapiz and Postrevolutionary Mexico
Author: Regina A. Root
Abstract: This paper examines Leslie Tillett's appropriation of modern aesthetics to tell the story of the Spanish conquest of Mexico in a monumental textile finished in 1977. As a representation of foreign invasion, El Tapiz (copyrighted by Leslie Tillett as The Tillett Tapestry in 1978) brings to light a layered history of the violence and horror of conquest alongside cross-cultural design perspectives that the designer researched meticulously. This paper presents new information about the tapestry that was not known previously and will be published in the digital commons proceedings of the Textile Society of America's 15th Biennial Symposium sponsored by the University of Nebraska Press.
Date: 10/22/2016
Primary URL: http://textilesocietyofamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Print-Program-Outline-090216.pdf
Conference Name: Textile Society of America's 15th Biennial Symposium on Cross-Currents: Land, Labor and the Port

Imagining Conquest: El Tapiz and Postrevolutionary Mexico (Article)
Title: Imagining Conquest: El Tapiz and Postrevolutionary Mexico
Author: Regina A. Root
Abstract: This forthcoming article makes available to scholars worldwide new information about Leslie Tillett's monumental embroidered textile narrating the Spanish conquest of Mexico. As a representation of foreign invasion completed in 1977, this article brings to light a layered history of the violence and horror of conquest alongside cross-cultural design perspectives that Leslie Tillett researched, designed and assembled. It was initially presented at the Textile Society of America's 15th Biennial Symposium titled Cross Currents: Land, Labor and the Port.
Year: 2016
Access Model: open access
Format: Other
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press Digital Commons


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