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

The Persian Carpet Tradition: Six Centuries of Design Evolution By P. R. J. Ford Cover Image
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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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781898113621
ISBN-10: 1898113629
Publisher: Hali Publications Ltd
Publication Date: July 12th, 2019
Pages: 340
Language: English

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