In onze winkel hebben wij een bibliotheek met honderden boeken en tijdschriften over tapijten. We tonen hier slecht een kleine greep uit onze collectie. De omschrijvingen van de boeken en tijdschriften zijn helaas in het Engels, maar veruit de meeste boeken zijn ook in het Engels (of Duits) geschreven.
Hali, meaning ‘carpet’ in Turkish, is a quarterly international magazine of exceptional style and design. It has served the needs of dealers, collectors and art lovers alike for almost 30 years. Hali has analysed, discussed and celebrated the world’s carpet and textile art traditions, and is now established as the world’s foremost journal in the field. Superbly printed on high quality art paper, each issue has circa 180 pages, with more than 200 exquisite colour images.
Cover: Modern Carpets & Textiles for Interiors is a quarterly magazine focused on the best fine rugs and textiles being designed and made today. Cover also looks at market trends and innovations and examines the role of rugs and textiles in interior design.
Art Deco and Modernist Carpets (Susan Day)
Bestel dit boek ISBN-13 978-0500510810
This is a visual feast, of appeal not only to carpet collectors and textile specialists but to anyone with an interest in 20th-century design. Art Deco and Modernist Carpets ranges through the supremely imaginative achievements of Paul Poiret’s unique weaving studio, the Ecole Martine, the designs of Sonia Delaunay, Eileen Gray and Jean Lurçat, the Scandinavian folk traditions of Märta Måås-Fjetterström, limited editions of rugs woven from works by such artists as Picasso, Klee and Miró, the innovations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Donald Deskey in the USA and Gunta Stölzl’s handwoven carpets in Germany. Susan Day’s exceptional book, a work of original scholarship accompanied throughout by spectacular illustrations both of the carpets themselves and of contemporary interiors, demonstrates that these Art Deco carpets have lost none of their decorative power. A significant number of the carpets are shown precisely as they were meant to be seen, within the rooms for which they were made.The book’s invaluable reference section includes detailed information on artists, manufacturers and retailers, their signatures and monograms, and a glossary and bibliography.
Oriental Carpet Design (PRJ Ford)
Bestel dit boek ISBN-13 978-0500276648
“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”. 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. 800+ illustrations and photographs, 400 in color.
Persian Flatweaves (Parviz Tanavoli)
Bestel dit boek ISBN-13: 978-1851493357
This is a comprehensive survey of the vast subject of Persian flatweaves, and in particular floor covers. Previous publications on the subject have largely been dealers’ restricted catalogues focusing on a narrow geographical area or the weavings of a particular group, or sections in more general books. This book thus attemps to fill a gap in the oriental carpet and textile literature. Flatweaves have until recently been seen as merely the products and property of the poor. Since the late 1960s, however, growing attention has been paid to the best known type of flatweave, the gelim, revealing both its quality and variety. Other flatweaves, such as the palas, which is no less frequently found than the gelim, have scarcely been mentioned in any of the literature published so far, yet are shown in this work to be objects of great beauty and diversity. The book is divided into two parts. The first deals with the cultural background to the subject. Drawing on literary sources as well as surviving examples, it describes the long history of flatweaves, showing their relation to pileweaves. The second part of the book deals with the different types of flatweave in turn: gelim, palas, weft-wrapped weaves, zilu and jajim. It also covers the range of uses to which they were put.
Kilim, The Complete Guide (Alister Hull & Jose Luczyc-Wyhowska)
Bestel dit boek ISBN-13 978-0500282212
Some books are classics in their field and deserve to be described as “essential” reference tools. This is one such book. It is informative but, even more important, comprehensive, well written, and beautifully illustrated with more than 600 photographs, many in color, of Kilims–classic rugs from the Middle East that have become increasinly popular. In the opening chapters, the authors have provided information on how kilims are made, the construction of looms, and the dyes and dyeing techniques used. They also analyze motifs and symbolism employed by the weavers.In separate sections the authors next discuss the four major kilim producing areas of the world: North Africa, Anatolia, Persia (and the Caucasus), and Afghanistan.The book concludes with a chapter on new kilims and how to evaluate them, an excellent glossary, a chapter on rug care, and a list of kilim dealers and auctioneers throughout the world. Despite its relatively high cost, this book is essential for all art libraries and most public libraries.
Tapis du Caucase / Rugs of the Caucasus
Bestel dit boek ISBN 2913330150
In 2003, 100 rugs from the Caucasus were brought together from three private Lebanese collections for an exhibition at the Nicolas Sursock Museum, Beirut. Most of the rugs were in the Caucasian states formerly part of the USSR. The introduction to this hardback catalogue discusses the motifs and dating of the carpets and the not uncontroversial history of the industry.Full-page, full colour illustrations with provenance details are given for each of 106 carpets, including prayer rugs and a few horse covers, saddlebags and klims.
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