The Hunt of the Unicorn: Tapestry Copies Made for Stirling Castle, Scotland

dc.contributor.advisorHickson, Sally
dc.contributor.authorBeingessner, Amy
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-20T18:18:59Z
dc.date.available2015-05-20T18:18:59Z
dc.date.copyright2015-05
dc.date.created2015-05-11
dc.date.issued2015-05-20
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Fine Art and Musicen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.degree.programmeArt History and Visual Cultureen_US
dc.description.abstractIn 2014 the West Dean Tapestry Studio in England completed a commission for Historic Scotland, an agency of the Scottish government, to reproduce the late fifteenth-century Hunt of the Unicorn tapestry series on permanent display at the Cloisters Museum in New York City. The purpose of Historic Scotland’s reproductions is to heighten the tourist’s experience of authenticity in the Renaissance apartments at Stirling Castle, Scotland. This thesis explores Historic Scotland’s decision to reproduce The Hunt of the Unicorn tapestries for the renovation of Stirling Castle’s royal apartments, and how this representation of Scottish heritage and identity challenges traditional boundaries of authorship and authenticity. Applying the concept of the simulacrum, specifically through the writing of Jean Baudrillard and Gilles Deleuze, the Unicorn tapestries are analyzed based on the contexts and authorities that inform perceptions of their status as either copies or originals, revealing authenticity to be a perceived construction.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/8869
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll items in the Atrium are protected by copyright with all rights reserved unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subjectunicornen_US
dc.subjecthunt of the unicornen_US
dc.subjecttapestryen_US
dc.subjectweavingen_US
dc.subjectThe Cloistersen_US
dc.subjectStirling Castleen_US
dc.subjectliving historyen_US
dc.subjectScottish heritageen_US
dc.subjectHistoric Scotlanden_US
dc.subjecttourismen_US
dc.subjectreproductionen_US
dc.subjectcopyen_US
dc.subjectsimulacrumen_US
dc.subjectsimulacraen_US
dc.subjectoriginalen_US
dc.subjectauthenticen_US
dc.subjectauthenticityen_US
dc.titleThe Hunt of the Unicorn: Tapestry Copies Made for Stirling Castle, Scotlanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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