This book celebrates the huge diversity of styles and designs found in carpets across the world. 400 rich colour photographs display these rugs, often showing them in situ. Written by experts, they discuss production, restoration & conservation.
This book celebrates the huge diversity of styles and designs found in carpets across the world. 400 rich colour photographs display these rugs, often showing them in situ.
Author: Valérie Bérinstain
Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
Between a tribal and a court art: the Turkish carpet. Great carpets of the world. Ed. Susan Day. London: Thames and Hudson, 1996, pp.51-107;371-372.
Author: Susan Sinclair
World's. Carpets. THE WORLD'S CARPETS O > D De an O LOT ... Its discovery gave the impetus to the first great carpet exhibition which was held in Vienna in ...
Author: Kurt Erdmann
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Rugs, Oriental
Carpets of Afghanistan is without a doubt one of the most detailed analysis of Afghanistan rug production ever published. Author Richard Parsons, for many years a buyer in Afghanistan for the well-known firm O.C.M (London) Ltd, treats the reader not only to a veritable feast of carpets and rugs, all with their attendant tribal origins and motifs vividly explained, but also to a fascinating journey through the history of a diverse and colorful country. The author shares his respect and admiration for Afghanistan's stoic people, who, somehow, despite political upheavals, forced resettlement, a harsh climate and often primitive nomadic conditions, manage to fashion exquisite works of art which reflect their pride in their many-faceted heritage. Afghan rugs, which are instantly appealing due to their traditional colors and bold designs, open up a whole vista for the collector, from sumptuous piled purdahs to flat woven prayer rugs, all of them well illustrated in the 154 color and 90 black and white plates.
Carpets of Afghanistan is without a doubt one of the most detailed analysis of Afghanistan rug production ever published.
Author: Richard D. Parsons
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Inspired by the bestselling Delphi Poets Series, this eBook features The World's Greatest Poems, with verses and extracts from poetical plays and seminal epic poems that have shaped the course of poetry over the centuries. From the earliest beginnings of Western literature in Homer's epics, to the Renaissance masterpieces of Spenser, Sidney and Shakespeare; from the evocative beauty of the Romantic poets to the brilliance of Yeats, the War Poets and other modern masters, this collection provides hundreds of the world's most beloved poets and thousands of treasured verses. (Version 2) * Excellent formatting of the poems * Wide breadth of poets from across time and cultures * Special alphabetical contents tables for the poems and poets * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order CONTENTS: The World’s Greatest Poems CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER LIST OF POETS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Let go conventions and sprang up surprised, Convicted of the great ... reign, reap, dine, And dust the flaunty carpets of the world For kings to walk on, ...
Publisher: Delphi Classics
In 1990, Christopher Kremmer arrived in Afghanistan to interview the doomed communist president, Dr Najibullah as rampaging factions of mujahideen massed on the outskirts of Kabul. He found himself intrigued by the politics and culture of the land, and his book provides revealing, often first-hand portraits of warlords such as Ahmad Shah Masood, the Lion of Panjsher, of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and of Pakistan's President, General Pervez Musharraf. The real stories of the lands of the ancient silk route, however, are accessed through Kremmer's obsession with the carpets of the region.
The Country Life Book of Rugs and Carpets of the World , Quarto Books , London
, 1977 Valerie Berinstain et al . , Great Carpets of the World , Vendome Press ,
New York , 1996 François Bernier , Travels in the Mogul Empire A.D. 1665–1668
Author: Christopher Kremmer
Oriental carpets have always been prized in the West as luxury items, and an understanding of their structure is essential to a proper appreciation of them. This work covers the history of carpets in the West, and then goes on to explore weaving methods and patterns.
In showcasing 100 superb examples from the V&A, this volume opens the door on one of the richest and least known areas of the collections.
Author: Jennifer Mary Wearden
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
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.
Milan , 1986 . Arabeschi . Tappeti classici d'Oriente dal XVI al XIX secolo .
Exhibition catalog . Venice : Palazzo Ducale , 1991 . Gantzhorn , V. Der christlich
orientalische Teppich . Cologne , 1990 . Great Carpets of the World . London ,
Author: Enza Milanesi
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
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Author: United States. Congress
This book argues that inequality of basic freedoms—economic, political, sociocultural—is a central cause of fragility and challenge to job creation in fragile geopolitical situations. It is based on extensive official data and stakeholder interactions in the conflict-ridden Indian border state of Jammu and Kashmir, and involves a case study research methodology. This is the first book which invokes the philosophical perspective of freedom to analyze two of the most pressing challenges of our time—fragility and job creation—and, as such, makes a fundamental contribution to both strands of academic and policy literature. From this perspective, development in the sense of freedoms—particularly the enhancement of human agency through jobs—should be a central strategy in tackling fragility. Most literature on Indian Kashmir has been emotional or political in nature, lacking the serious yet interesting multidisciplinary focus presented here—which is a historical assessment of Kashmir’s political economy, economic indices, employment patterns, challenges of infrastructure and human capital. Ending with a set of long-, medium- and immediate-term policy recommendations to address the challenge of jobs in the state, this is the only book on Indian Kashmir which is at once philosophical, social-scientific and policy-oriented in nature. Academics in development studies, regional development, political science and international relations, international organizations working in fragile regions around the world, national and international policymakers, the private sector, civil society, media as well as ordinary readers interested in the issue of Kashmir will find it engaging and useful.
... connectivity with the rest of the world, Kashmir's carpet and shawl trade prospered and sought global recognition for its great quality (Koul 1925).
Author: Ali Mehdi
Category: Social Science
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BMK Stoddard meets that demand with the world ' s finest carpets : Axminster ,
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This book is for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.). Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research. Because the monetary value of artwork cannot be established without reference to the aesthetic qualities and art historical significance of our subject works, two substantial chapters detail the processes involved in researching and documenting the fine and decorative arts, respectively, and provide annotated bibliographies. Methods for assigning values for art objects are explored, and sources of price data, both in print and online, are identified and described in detail. In recent years, art historical scholarship increasingly has addressed issues related to the history of art and its markets: a chapter on resources for the historian of the art market offers a wide range of sources. Finally, provenance and art law are discussed, with particular reference to their relevance to dealers, collectors, artists and other art market stakeholders.
Encyclopedicstudyof Orientalcarpetspresents a gooddealof technicalinformation ... and a section on great examples in museums around the world.
Author: Tom McNulty
Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this economically priced version of WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition, offers readers the complete narrative with only the most essential features, photos, and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text. Noted teachers and scholars William J. Duiker and Jackson J. Spielvogel present a balanced, highly readable overview of world history that explores common challenges and experiences of the human past, and identifies key patterns over time. Thorough coverage of political, economic, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, and military history is integrated into a chronological framework to help students gain an appreciation and understanding of the distinctive character and development of individual cultures in society. This approach helps students link events together in a broad comparative and global framework, and consequently see the contemporary world in a more meaningful historical context. CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY includes over 100 maps and excerpts of over 100 primary sources that enliven the past while introducing students to the source material of historical scholarship. Available in the following split options: CENGAGE ADVANTAGE BOOKS: WORLD HISTORY, 8th Edition (Chapters 1−30); Volume I: To 1800 (Chapters 1−18); Volume II: Since 1500 (Chapters 14−30). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Above all, carpet weaving flourished, stimulated by the great demand for Persian carpets in the West. Still highly prized all over the world, ...
Author: William J. Duiker
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Asia in the past nurtured great civilisations and cultures, some of which withstood the onslaughts of the mighty West. After suffering from the evils of colonial rule, Asia today is poised to occupy the centre stage of the world arena, with India, China and Japan playing leading role. In this context, it is all the more necessary for college and university students in Asia and the west to acquaint themselves with the history of Asia. Hence this book. The book is different from others of this genre, as it connects the ancient and medieval Asia with the modern world. It ideals with the history of each country in its geographical setting with the interaction and impact of neighbouring countries. Early migrations, settlements, formation of kingdoms and empires, socio-economic aspects of Islamic conquests and the advent of Western powers are all accounted for. The modern period (up to 2004) is treated in a detailed manner covering topics like colonisation, impact of Western civilisation, the rise of nationalism and the achievement of independence. The current history highlights subversion of democracies, ushering in of military rule, ethnic conflicts, movements for the restoration of democracy, oppression of minorities, economic issues, nuclear proliferation and the war on terror -- all in a fascinating manner -- with maps, bibliography, and an index to stimulate reader's interest.
Persian carpets and leather works became world - famous . Their textiles like muslin , gauze and damask attained great fame . They also produced beautifully ...
Author: B .V. Rao
Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Unifying cultural, economic, social, and political history, this work illuminates the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.
Not only were Turkish carpets appreciated in Europe, then, but also the Turks owed one of their best-loved carpet designs to Sephardic refugees, ...
Author: Carter V. Findley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Rugs and carpets from the orient. Nineteen Hundred and Seven.
... the absolute power of rulers, the value of some productions was very great. ... ancient rugs and carpets scattered over the world cannot be estimated.
Author: Lawrence Winters
Publisher: Рипол Классик
Christopher Alexander owns what many now believe to be the finest collection of early Turkish carpets in the western world, with perhaps half being the only specimens of their kind anywhere. In this richly illustrated, oversized volume--featuring four hundred illustrations, eighty in full color--Alexander takes readers on an engaging tour of his fabulous collection. Readers will see a 13th-century Seljuk Carpet with Dragons, a 15th-century Animal Carpet, a scarlet-niched Transylvanian Prayer Rug, a turquoise Lattice Carpet from Alcaraz, a 16th-century blue Medallion Keyhole Design from Bergama, a rare 16th-century White Field Bird Carpet, the dazzling color and brilliant geometry of a 15th-century Karapinar with Three Gulls, and perhaps Alexander's favorite, a 15th-century Star Karapinar with Flowers (whose designs he describes as "the high point of all Sufi art, the state of liberation, in which the artist is so free, that he is able to be completely natural"). In addition, Alexander elaborates on his theory that these carpets teach structure to artists and architects through the beauty of their form. This lavishly produced volume makes an important contribution to the world of rug scholarship. Equally important, Alexander's thoughtful meditations on these pieces will fascinate the many architects, artists, and planners who follow his work.
64 It is this pure Turkish tradition , which is the greatest , deepest , and most
geometric of all . This is the core of carpet art . It is , in the world of carpets , what
the work of Bach and Monteverdi is in the world of music — a realm of pure
Author: Christopher Alexander
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
The Persians are great braziers ; they employ the tin of Sumatra in tinning their ... Chardin adds , that in his time , they were called Turkey carpets ...
Author: Conrad Malte-Brun