30.90 x 26.60 cm
400 Illustrations, 400 in colour
First published 1996
Great Carpets of the World celebrates the huge diversity of styles and designs found in traditional and contemporary carpets across the world.
Ranging from Turkey to India, from Europe to the United States, this sumptuous volume includes the finest types of each carpet, from both museums and private collections. Four hundred rich colour photographs display the rugs, often showing them in situ as used, rather than simply as lifeless illustrations.
The text is written by acknowledged experts in the various fields, all of whom share their expertise in their discussions of production, restoration and conservation, and of the origins of rugs and their techniques of manufacture.
This is a superb visual reference for experts and connoisseurs, which will also inspire collectors of all kinds and captivate everyone interested in textile history and design.