Beautiful books about tapestries are rather difficult to find; even important museums often dedicate only some tiny photos in their general catalogues to their tapestry collections... I couldn't find any about the big collection owned by the Vatican Museums, for example.
But sometimes there are exceptions! The tapestry series of The Battle of Pavia, for example, stored in the Museo di Capodimonte (Naples), is documented in a very beautiful book.
These tapestries were woven in the 16th century in Brussel, and are amazingly detailed. But what I like most, are their colours... Their vibrant colours make them look very modern and underline every detail of the landscape or of clothing. Look for example at this knight, and at feathers on his helmet!
The confusion of the battle is shown in all its details and give us a report of the battling conditions of the time How uncomfortable such clothes must have been in battle!....
...And they didn't even help while in the water!
An important part of the book is dedicated to the drawings used for these tapestries (I don't know whether they were the actual cartons or some preliminary drafts); they are kept at the Louvre Museum and it's very interesting to see them along the woven tapestries.
This is a wonderful book for those who love ancient tapestries!