The Persian Carpet

Author: A. Cecil Edwards
Editor: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781468313680
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Edwards, a leading figure in the rug business, rose to the top of his profession and became managing director of the legendary Oriental Carpet Manufacturers based in Turkey. In this unique book, containing over four-hundred images and an eight page color plate section, he shares his invaluable knowledge and takes the reader on a diverse and colorful journey through history, showcasing the vast range of carpets woven in Persia from 1850 through to the twentieth century. He explores the rich diversity and elaborateness of colors and designs available, from the traditional to the more modern and explores regional variations, styles, and terminologies. Inside these pages you will find detailed information on different symbols and motifs, discussions on knots, weaving and dyeing, and what to look for in terms of quality. Presented in an informative and accessible style, Edwards' love of the product and the industry shine through in his writing, presenting the reader with expert advice and knowledge as well as painting a fascinating cultural and historical landscape. This is a timeless book presented in a beautiful new package, and is a must-have for anyone interested in Persian carpets.

Persian Carpets

Author: Minoo Moallem
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351970089
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Persian Carpets: the Nation As a Transnational Commodity tracks the Persian carpet as an exotic and mythological object, as a commodity, and as an image from mid-nineteenth-century England to contemporary Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Following the journey of this single object, the book brings issues of labor into conversation with the politics of aesthetics. It focuses on the carpet as a commodity which crosses the boundaries of private and public, religious and secular, culture and economy, modern and traditional, home and diaspora, and art and commodity to tell the story of transnational interconnectivity. Bringing transnational feminist cultural studies, ethnography, and network studies within the same frame of reference, this book sheds light on Orientalia as civilizational objects that emerged as commodities in the encounter between the West and the many directly or indirectly colonized Middle Eastern and West Asian cultures, focusing on the specific example of Persian carpets as some of the most extensively valued and traded objects since colonial modernity.

The Persian Carpet

Author: Hadi Maktabi
ISBN: 9781898113867
Size: 12,29 MB
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* Shedding light on a forgotten age of the Persian carpet, this publication offers a complete reassessment of weaving in the period 1722-1872 in Iran, featuring many previously unpublished pieces in full colorThis publication sets out to investigate a significant yet overlooked era of carpet weaving in Iran. The time-span stretches between two highly significant dates, which are exactly 150 years apart. The first, 1722, marks the downfall of the Safavid dynasty. The second date, 1872, represents the formal start of the modern carpet revival, when increased demand attracted European attention and changed the industry's structure. Prevailing opinion has hitherto been that in-between not much happened and that there was an overall decline in carpet production. Thankfully that is not the case, otherwise this book would not exist. New evidence brings to light a period of design evolution, thriving workshops and prestigious commissions. Through careful study of documentary sources, artworks in different media but first and foremost the hand-knotted rugs themselves, the glory of this forgotten age of the Persian carpet is brought to life.

The Legend Of The Persian Carpet

Author: Tomie DePaola
Editor: Putnam Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780399224157
Size: 16,77 MB
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Tells how the first Persian carpet was created to replace King Balash's lost treasure.

The Persian Carpet Tradition

Author: P.R.J. Ford
ISBN: 9781898113621
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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. 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. SELLING POINT: * 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 380 colour and 20 b/w photographs

Arabic Short Stories

Author: Denys Johnson-Davies
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520089440
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Collects twenty-four short stories by Arabic authors such as Bahaa Taher, Alifa Rifaat, and Edward El-Kharrat, which explore such themes as prostitution, adultery, and arranged marriage.

The Persian Carpet A Survey Of The Carpet Weaving Industry Of Persia By A Cecil Edwards

Author: Arthur Cecil Edwards
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The Persian Carpet A Survey Of The Carpet Weaving Industry Of Persia

Author: Arthur Cecil Edwards
Size: 16,32 MB
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The Persian Mirror

Author: Susan Mokhberi
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190884800
Size: 14,42 MB
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The Persian Mirror explores France's preoccupation with Persia in the seventeenth century. Long before Montesquieu's Persian Letters, French intellectuals, diplomats and even ordinary Parisians were fascinated by Persia and eagerly consumed travel accounts, fairy tales, and the spectacle of the Persian ambassador's visit to Paris and Versailles in 1715. Using diplomatic sources, fiction and printed and painted images, The Persian Mirror describes how the French came to see themselves in Safavid Persia. In doing so, it revises our notions of orientalism and the exotic and suggests that early modern Europeans had more nuanced responses to Asia than previously imagined.

Informal Ethnic Entrepreneurship

Author: Veland Ramadani
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319990640
Size: 18,99 MB
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This book presents a curated collection of research on ethnic entrepreneurship, focusing on the informal sector. The common theme of the expert contributions is that entrepreneurial motivation to start informal business is paramount to ethnic groups. In particular, the book explores the factors influencing ethnic groups to start informal businesses and how this creates innovative business activity. It also charts the evolution of ethnic entrepreneurship and informal businesses in advanced and emerging economies; the diversity of entrepreneurial strategies; the economics of co-ethnic employment; and the issues surrounding immigrant entrepreneurship. The book is a valuable resource for researchers in the field of informal ethnic entrepreneurship, as well as for policy makers and entrepreneurs.