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The Carpet: Origins, Art and History
The Carpet
Origins, Art and History
Hardcover      ISBN: 1552094383
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.
Encyclopedia of Textiles
Encyclopedia of Textiles
Hardcover      ISBN: 0132765764
A concise reference text on the history, terms, processes, and products of the textile industry

"AND FASHIONS MAGAZINE (Author). 1980, New Jersey. 4to, 636pp. 3rd Edition. Quarto full bound in coarse blue cloth, gilt lettering. Edges of boards lightly sunned. Cloth shows mild dust soiling. Numerous black and white photographs including reproductions of fiber art, fabric swatches and fibers, and weaving processes. Pictorial DJ shows some edge wear, with a few closed tears along top edge and some chipping to spine ends and corners. Book is tight and clean in very good or better condition in like DJ.

Oriental Rugs: A Buyer's Guide
Oriental Rugs
A Buyer's Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 0500275173
A guide to modern oriental rugs, explaining the techniques, materials, and tools used in making them, and discussing quality, design, color schemes, and resale values
Shirley Craven and Hull Traders: Revolutionary Fabrics and Furniture 1957-1980
Shirley Craven and Hull Traders
Revolutionary Fabrics and Furniture 1957-1980
Paperback      ISBN: 1851496084
Records the extraordinary screen-printed textiles of leading British 1960s designer Shirley Craven and her unique creative partnership with Hull Traders

Indian Cotton Textiles: Seven Centuries of Chintz from the Karun Thakar Collection
Indian Cotton Textiles
Seven Centuries of Chintz from the Karun Thakar Collection
Hardcover      ISBN: 1851498095
Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes: An Anthology
Textile Traditions of Mesoamerica and the Andes
An Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 0292777140
"Chapters provide detailed information on manufacturing (spinning, weaving, dyeing, decorating); communicative significance (ethnicity, identity, tradition, rank, geographic origin); and marketing and commercialization among contemporary groups of indigenous descent"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Abstract Textile Designs
Abstract Textile Designs
Paperback      ISBN: 076430674x
The Essential Thread : Tapestry on Wall and Body
The Essential Thread : Tapestry on Wall and Body
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0912964367
Oriental Rugs Today: A Guide to the Best New Carpets from the East
Oriental Rugs Today
A Guide to the Best New Carpets from the East
Paperback      ISBN: 1893163466
William Morris
William Morris
Hardcover      ISBN: 1783612134
William Morris was an outstanding character of many talents and an important figure of the Arts and Crafts movement. William Morris Masterpieces of Art offers a survey of his life and work alongside stunning decorative works.