Showcases one hundred definitive examples from the Victorian and Albert Museum collection, offering insight into major carpet-weaving traditions from China to Turkey while explaining through diagrams and photographic details how to examine and interpret the structure of individual carpets.
Written on the occasion of the May 1922 gift of the James F. Ballard Collection to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this catalogue illustrates and discusses the 125 ancient carpets from Persia, India, Turkey, The Caucasus, Central Asia, and Spain included in this gift which span from the fifteenth to the early nineteenth century. A short introduction covers the history of rug weaving and a brief discussion of rugs from each region represented.
The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection of classical carperts comprises every Near Eastern and Oriental country. In terms of Safavid carpets from Persia and Mughal carpets from India, it is unsurpassed by any other private collection. In this catalogue, 70 carpets and 9 textiles are presented, each discussed in depth and illustrated in colour. Some 30 additional pieces are reproduced as comparative detail. Comprehensive introductions for each of the geographical groupings provide the reader with a complete overview of the classic oriental carpet
From the perspective of Western culture, it is not always easy to understand the complexities of the antique Oriental carpet. Part of the fascination lies in its dual nature as a simple, even humble artifact intended to be used in a variety of ways as well as a sophisticated artistic object with ancient designs unfamiliar to us. Providing the tools to understand the decorative and technical aspects of a carpet, including its geographic area of production, The Carpet: Origins, Art and History is a handsome reference book for lovers of art and antiques who are eager to deepen their knowledge of this intriguing world. Intentionally neither a manual nor a guide, this book aims to inform and captivate. The Carpet celebrates its subject with clear and concise text as well as photographs and design diagrams that illustrate the most important ancient carpets. The stunning photographs capture the beauty and intricacy of this extraordinary art and play an important role in the critique and analysis of the various carpet specimens. With diagrams and drawings, this book provides an inspiring study of the carpet in all its dimensions, from decoration and its interpretation to the layout system, the ornamental motifs and their symbolic meaning and origin.
When it comes to both the technical and aesthetic considerations of using textiles in interior design, this book gives working professionals what they need to know. You'll receive expert guidance to the process of textile specifications, selection, installation and maintenance, as well as an understanding of the properties of fabric types and a historical context of styles. Sustainable design and code issues are also considered. More than 500 illustrations and photographs elucidate key ideas. This survey of textiles for interior design is divided into three main parts: Fabrics: The interior design textile industry and marketplace. A study of fibers, yarns, constructions, and finishes. Codes and "green" design. Applications: Textile specifications and coordination of upholstery and wall coverings, window treatments, linens and accessories, and rugs and carpeting. Period Style: Oriental styles, Renaissance and Formal styles, Medieval, Colonial, Country and Provence styles, Regional and Ethnic styles, and Modern styles. Order your copy today!
Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.
Learn how to identify handmade rugs using techniques employed by experts without having years of experience! If you want a more in depth understanding of how experts identify rugs, then this eBook is what you’ve been searching for. But first a warning, this eBook is not for everyone. There are many fine books which address history, geography and designs; but they omit an important factor which experts rely on for identification – the specific weave pattern found on the back of the rug. If you wish to go beyond a cursory understanding of rugs, this is the eBook for you. The Art of Oriental Rugs – A Weaver’s Perspective presents an insider-look which examines what is a weave, what causes it, and how to recognize it. This work is the result of examining hundreds of pieces through three years of intensive research. This is the first extended toolkit of its kind to demonstrate different Persian (rugs woven in the country of Iran) weaves based on their region and explore why they look the way they do. The goal is to establish generally accepted weave patterns attributed to each rug-weaving region in Iran. It is more than just samples from Iran however, it also includes pieces from Caucasus, Turkey, China, Turkmen and others. • With 1800+ pages it provides ample opportunity for an in-depth examination of weaves and many samples to aid in identification. • Depending on your level of interest, you can go as deep as you wish in understanding why weaves look the way they do on the back of each rug. • Although this work can be viewed on smaller screens, to be able to properly examine pictures including characteristics unique to each piece, it is intended for larger screens (8 inch or larger). It includes 500+ pictures of rugs woven in Iran (Persian) which are available in the market today. It includes 750+ closeup pictures of weaves from the backs of rugs from 170+ weaving regions around the world, including Iran (Persian), Caucasus, Turkey, China, Turkmen and others. This will aid in identifying rug origins. It also includes maps of each region with the different weaving types to help better understand how the regions use similar/different weaving techniques.