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The Persian Carpet Tradition: Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times

The Persian Carpet Tradition: Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times

Miniature paintings unlock the door to a thorough re-examination of the ubiquitous 'classical' medallion design in Persian carpets, revealing an artistic revolution comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy.

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ISBN 9781898113621
Barcode 9781898113621
Published 1 February 2019 by Hali Publications Ltd
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ford, P. R. J.
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ISBN-13 9781898113621
ISBN-10 1898113629
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Hali Publications Ltd
Imprint Hali Publications Ltd
Publication Date 1 February 2019
International Release Date 30 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Ford, P. R. J.
Category Textile Arts: Carpets & Rugs
Antiques & Collectables: Carpets, Rugs & Textiles
Number of Pages 340
Dimensions Width: 245mm
Height: 318mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Rugs, Persian - History
NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 746.755
Catalogue Code 960055

Description of this Book

- Miniature paintings unlock the door to a thorough re-examination of the ubiquitous 'classical' medallion design in Persian carpets, revealing an artistic revolution comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy Between 1400 and 1500 a design revolution in Persia swept away a 2000-year-old tradition of carpet design, replacing abstract geometric patterns with complex floral scrolls dominated by a central medallion derived from the Chinese cloud-collar shape. This revolution represents a major event in world art history, comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy. It was followed over the next four centuries by a second revolution, during which the principal design elements of the first permeated carpet production at every level throughout Persia and continue to dominate it to this day.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jim Ford worked for many years for the world-famous international oriental carpet import/export company OCM. In his career he followed in the illustrious footsteps of A. Cecil Edwards (author of The Persian Carpet, Duckworth 1953), as the company's rug-buying agent in Iran, before setting up his own business after the Iranian Revolution with his wife Barbara Lindsay Ford, designing and producing their own contemporary carpets in Nepal. He is the author of one of the best-selling oriental rug books of all time, Oriental Carpet Design: A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols, which has been subsequently reprinted on both sides of the Atlantic and translated into German and other languages.

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