The Christian Oriental Carpet: A Presentation of Its Development, Iconologically and Iconographically, from Its Beginnings to the 18th Century (Volkmar Gantzhorn) soon to be presented for sale on the dazzling BookLovers of Bath web site!
Published: Koln: Benedikt Taschen, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Colour photographs; Black & white drawings; Maps; List of abbreviations; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Appendix;
From the cover: In this volume, two and a half thousand years are presented and analysed. The authors research has resulted in completely new insights and relationships a revision of the history of the oriental carpet. He has been able to trace the pattern back to Phrygian and other traditions, which were carried on by the Armenians up to the beginning of our own century: carpets as symbols of power, as deeply religious abstract textile icons. The oriental carpet is neither of nomadic origin, nor does its origin lie in centr…
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted otherwise a very well presented copy.
Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 532 pages. Bibliography. 13″ x 9¾”.
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