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The Persian Carpet Tradition: Six Centuries of Design Evolution

The Persian Carpet Tradition: Six Centuries of Design Evolution (Hardback)

By Ford, P. R. J.

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- 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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ISBN 9781898113621
Released NZ 1 Feb 2019
Publisher Hali Publications Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781898113621
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Hali Publications Ltd
Imprint Hali Publications Ltd
Released 1 Feb 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
Dewey Code 746.755
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

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