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Oriental Carpets
Oriental Carpets

Oriental Carpets

by Volkmar Gantzhorn

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Product ID:18202

Language

English

Publisher

Taschen

ISBN

3822805459 - Year: 1998 - Pages: 532

Binding

Hardcover

Volkmar Gantzhorn

Author: Volkmar Gantzhorn
Publisher: Taschen
Year: 1998
Language: English
Pages: 532
ISBN/UPC (if available): 3822805459

Description

This publication traces and analyses the art of the oriental carpet over a period of two and a half thousand years. The author’s research has resulted in completely new contextual insights amounting to nothing less than a revision of the history of the oriental carpet. He has been able to trace patterns back to Phrygian and other traditions, which survived in the work of Armenian craftsmen up to the beginning of our won century: carpets as symbols of power and as deeply religious abstract textile icons.

The oriental carpet is neither of nomadic origin, nor do its origins lie in central Asia; it is a product of ancient oriental civilizations in the Armenian uplands at the crossroads of the oldest trade routes between west, north and south. The author’s assertion is supported by an unprecedented wealth of full-coloured illustrations showing the finest and most important examples of the art of the carpet. The illustrations include book illumination, paintings, decorative arts and architectural details and elucidate previously unknown developments.

This work documents what is probably Armenia’s greatest contribution to cultural history.

REVIEW

Oriental Carpets is an academic milestone for better understanding of a highly interesting subject in the history of cultural anthropology. Both scientifically and visually the work is breathtaking.
-Arpa Foundation for Film, Music & Art, Los Angeles

Contents

FOREWORD BY ROBERT BARTLETT HAAS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART ONE: FROM THE BEGINNINGS TO THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES

The Pazyryk Carpet and the Emergence of the Knotted-Pile Carpet

Traditional Designs

THE CHRISTIAN ORIENTAL CARPET

The Beginnings: Carpet Pages
Early Fragments

A: THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES

Carpet-Group A I
Carpets with Cross-Block Borders

Carpet-Group A II
Carpets with Pseudo-Kufic borders

Carpet-Group A III
Coffered-Form Medallion Carpets

B. THE HIGH MIDDLE AGES

Carpets in European Painting
Carpets in Armenian and Syrian Painting
Carpets in Chinese-Sung Dynasty Painting
Carets in Islamic Painting
Carpet-Group BI
Holbein Carpet Prototypes
Carpet-Group B II
Coffered-Form Medallion Carpets II
Large-Patter (LP) Holbein Carpets
Carpet-Group B III
Damascus/Mamluk Carpets I
Carpet-Group B IV
Paramamluk Carpets
Chessboard Carpets
Carpet-Group B V
Spanish Carpets

PART TWO: FROM THE LATE MIDDLE AGES TO MODERN TIMES

The Historical Situation

THE CHRISTIAN ORIENTAL CARPET II

C-FROM THE LATE MIDDLE AGES TO THE 18TH CENTURY

Carpet-Group C I
Cross-Star Carpets-Eastern Design Groups

Carpet-Group C II
Small-Pattern (SP) Holbein Carpets

Carpet-Group C III
Lotto Carpets

CARPET-GROUP C IV
CROSS-STAR CARPETS-WESTERN DESIGN GROUPS

Carpet-Group C IV a
Star-Ushak Carpets I

Carpet-Group C IV b
Star-Ushak Carpets II

Carpet-Group C IV c
Star-Ushak Carpets III

Carpet-Group C IV d
Medallion-Ushak Carpets

CARPET-GROUP C V
DIAMOND-FORM CROSS CARPETS AND STEP-FORM CROSS CARPETS

Carpet-Group C V a
Memling Gul Carpets

Carpet-Group C V b
Step-Form Cross Carpets And Diamond-Form Cross Carpets

Carpet-Group C V c
Dragon Carpets

Carpet-Group C V d
Flowering-Cross Carpets-Sunburst Carpets

Carpet-Group C V e
Ghirlandaio Carpets

Carpet-Group C VI
Bergama Coffered-Form Carpets

Carpet-Group C VII
Damascus/Mamluk Carpets

Carpet-Group C VIII
North-west Persian Medallion Carpets
Cross-Star Carpets
East Armenian Design Groups

Carpet-Group C IX a
Carpets from New Julfa/Isfahan

Carpet-Group C IX b
Carpets from South-western Persia, the Fars Region and the Afshani and Qashqai Territories

Carpet-Group C X
Carpets from Central Asia I-Turkoman Carpets

Carpet-Group C XI
Carpets from Central Asia II
Carpets of the Uzbeks, the Kirghizes and the Oasis Towns of East Turkestan

CARPET-GROUP C XII
ARCH-FORM CARPETS-PARADISE-GATE CARPETS

CARPET-GROUP C XII a
Columned Arch-From Carpets I
Multi-Column Ladik Carpets

Carpet-Group C XII b1
Columned Arch-Form Carpets II
Cairene Carpets

Carpet-Group C XII b2
Columned Arch-Form Carpets III
Transylvanian Niche-Form Carpets

Carpet-Group C XII c
Arch-Form Carpets IV-Bellini Type

Carpet-Group C XII d
Multiple-Arch Carpets

SUMMARY AND OUTLOOK

ABBREVIATIONS

NOTES

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