Antique Oriental Rugs and Carpets by Philip Bamborough lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Spring Books, 1989, Hardback in dust wrapper.
First in this edition. [First: 1979, Blandford Press] Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Maps;
From the cover: Unlike many antiques that are collected, rugs and carpets are both functional and an integral part of interior decoration, thus being sought after both for their antique interest and for their aesthetic appeal. Collecting rugs and carpets is influenced as much by personal taste as by rarity and collectability.
The book introduces us to the fabulous world of the oriental rug. It takes us on a tour of the rug-making centres, showing how the traditional designs and colours have evolved and provides valuable advice on rug identification. Useful design and identification keys will help the reader with one of the recurring problems in rug collecting, that of attributing the rug to the right part of the world and to the right period. 64 pages of full colour photographs, enhanced by the large format of the book, display the beauty of the rugs and carpets covered.
Philip Bamborough is an expert on Islamic art and culture. He has a natural flair for explaining the complexities of oriental and antique rugs in an interesting and informative way.
Antique Oriental Rugs and Carpets will be invaluable both to collectors and dealers and to those who wish simply to enjoy rugs and carpets through the printed page.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a very small nick to the head of the spine. Boards very lightly spotted. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Gold boards with Black titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 192 pages. Index. 9¾” x 7½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Antiques & Collecting Carpets category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!