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eBook Oriental Carpets: From the Tents, Cottages and Workshops of Asia ePub

by Jon Thompson

  • ISBN: 0525246975
  • Subcategory: No category
  • Author: Jon Thompson
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: E. P. Dutton; 1st American ed edition (November 5, 1988)
  • Pages: 176
  • ePub book: 1539 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1932 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 513

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Very informative book to help you understand and appreciate Oriental rugs. You'll recognize this book in the store by the wonderful cover photo of two cheerful Turkoman girls knotting a carpet

Very informative book to help you understand and appreciate Oriental rugs. A must purchase for newbies and old hands trying to become informed on this fascinating topic. You'll recognize this book in the store by the wonderful cover photo of two cheerful Turkoman girls knotting a carpet. This is one of the strengths of the book - lots of photos of rug weavers at work, and how they live, both modern and historic.

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You'll recognize this book in the store by the wonderful cover photo of two cheerful Turkoman girls knotting a carpet. The second strength - lots and lots of gorgeous color photos of rugs! 0. Report. Good introduction, with many excellent photographs. com User, January 10, 1999.

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Carpets : From the Tents, Cottages and Workshops of Asia. By (author) Jon Thompson. By dividing carpets into four categories - tribal, cottage industry, workshop and court, the author shows the reader how to begin to trace the likely origins of carpets, to understand how they are made, and to appreciate how and why patterns differ. This approach, which depends not on learning names, but on a much broader understanding, draws the reader into a world in which carpet-weaving is a way of life, closely bound up with centuries of tradition.

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Comments

Jack Jack
Very informative and a delight to read. There is a wealth of illustrations which are supported by excellent descriptions in the text. The cultural and historical information is handled vividly and does not stray--it is well-focused on how these elements have shaped the design, making, and marketing of rugs. Provides a valuable understanding of why the pricing and aesthetic ranking of tribal vs. cottage vs. workshop rugs do not always follow the expected grades of low vs. medium vs. high.
Andronrad Andronrad
Finally, a source to understand the different kinds of oriental carpets and learn not only how the different carpets are made
but also by whom and for what purpose. This sits on our coffee table for constant reference and enjoyment - but only
after we each read it cover to cover several times.
It's so easy It's so easy
Very informative book to help you understand and appreciate Oriental rugs. A must purchase for newbies and old hands trying to become informed on this fascinating topic.
Ckelond Ckelond
Sent as a gift but I have my own copy...very engaging text and photos. Highly reccomend as a book which is not dry or scholarly but full of information
White_Nigga White_Nigga
As others have noted, this seems to be an excellent overview on the title topic, with good illustrations and text on a wide range of relevant aspects of carpet production. The service from the vendor was very prompt, the price good, and the condition of the book is great, better than expected.
Dorintrius Dorintrius
Total classic.
Anyshoun Anyshoun
I like rug books -- my wife and I went to a rug show
and came home with almost $600 (!!) worth -- in fact, I sprained my
back getting them out to the car. This book was, without question,
the best deal of the bunch -- you might be surprised how small a
stack $600 worth of books can be (OK, one of them was $250, our
"big" Xmas gift to each other, & the most expensive book we've
ever bought.)

You'll recognize this book in the store by the wonderful cover
photo of two cheerful Turkoman girls knotting a carpet. This is
one of the strengths of the book -- lots of photos of rug weavers at
work, and how they live, both modern and historic. The second
strength -- lots and lots of gorgeous color photos of rugs! They're
not quite as good as the $250 book, but pretty darned close. Third,
Mr Thompson writes in a clear, wry, direct fashion that's a joy to
read -- a refreshing contrast to the garbled, turgid and/or purple
prose you may have seen in other rug/art books. Here's a sample
from the appendix on buying advice, "Closing-down Sales":
"This new method of selling carpets... is based on the very simple
principle that avarice, cupidity and greed are unfailing sources of
positive motivations in human beings..."

If you have any interest in Oriental rugs, you *need* this book. If
you don't think you're interested, do yourself a favor & check it
out from the library. Would that more art books were like this....

Review copyright 1998 by Peter D. Tillman

Pete Tillman, a long-time textile collector, once wrote (and sold!) a
science-fiction story based on Oriental rugs.

Note: this is a repost of the review just below -- I've lost the account name
I had then, and so can't revise or delete it. Sigh
This is an older book, but is one of the most informative and delightful books on the world of Oriental Rugs. Here's why:

- Process not just Product: Thompson provides surprisingly ample coverage on where the rugs come from, how they are made, and the idiosyncracies of local culture

- Excellent photos: you could certainly buy some big coffee-table book with more deluxe images of rugs, but at 176 pp, there are some stunning rugs here photographed so that the textures and colors in the rugs really shine

- History: again, for a book of this length, there is an ample amount of historical perspective offered

176 pp, large format trade paperbacks, color illustrations throughout.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Western Interest in the Eastern Carpet

Making a Carpet

Tribal and Domestic Weavings
The Cottage Industry
Workshop or Town Carpets
Court Carpets
Symbolism

Notes for Buyers and Sellers

Glossary
Notes
Maps
Index