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Oriental Carpet Design: A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols

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In this comprehensive survey, P. R. J. Ford shows readers how to recognize the different structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets. The designs are grouped according to their essential characteristics. This approach illuminates the cultural background of each, revealing at once the similarities and the differences between the various carpet-weaving areas

Illustrations of modern types, with descriptions of their key characteristics--construction, materials, sizes, colors--and of the clues that establish a rug's precise origins, appear together with a balanced appraisal of the qualities of modern production from towns, villages, and tribal areas. Extensive cross-referencing and detailed indexes make this an invaluable reference guide for dealers and collectors, and for anyone who has an appreciation of and interest in rugs.

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A reference guide to the structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets, illuminating the history and essential elements of each pattern. Descriptions of key characteristics appear with an area-by-area appraisal of the quality of modern production.

Synopsis:

"One of the most useful books to cover the whole of the field...Mr. Ford is to be congratulated on having produced a work that should stand the test of time."--Carpet Review Weekly

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 342) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780500276648
Author:
Ford, P. R. J.
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Author:
Ford, P. R. J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
Arts, decorative and crafts
Subject:
Criticism - Middle Eastern
Subject:
Rugs
Subject:
Rugs, oriental
Subject:
Quilts & Quilting
Subject:
Antiques-Rugs and Carpets
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st U.S. paperback ed.
Series Volume:
MA 5-C
Publication Date:
20080128
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
800+ illustrations and photographs, 400
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
13 x 10 in

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Product details 352 pages Thames & Hudson - English 9780500276648 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A reference guide to the structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets, illuminating the history and essential elements of each pattern. Descriptions of key characteristics appear with an area-by-area appraisal of the quality of modern production.
"Synopsis" by , "One of the most useful books to cover the whole of the field...Mr. Ford is to be congratulated on having produced a work that should stand the test of time."--Carpet Review Weekly
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