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Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America

Sherrill, Sarah B.

Published by Abbeville Press, New York, 1995
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover

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Large quarto. 463, [1]pp. Original pictorial dust-jacket over black cloth, with gold lettering on spine and blind-stamped lettering on front cover. This lavishly illustrated volume focuses on the design and production of Western carpets from the Middle Ages to the present. Sherrill (Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts) begins the journey with an historical survey of the origins of these functional and decorative items, highlighting the Oriental influence of patterns and weaving techniques. Major carpet-producing countries, including France, Belgium, Great Britain, the United States, and Spain and Portugal, are highlighted in individual chapters, each of which contains magnificent illustrations of a wide variety of designs and patterns. Another chapter focuses on the carpet and rug industry of European countries that do not produce as much. The most renowned names in carpet production, including Aubusson, Beauvais, Exeter, Moorfields, and Savonnerie, among others, are prominently displayed in glorious illustrations. The most fascinating chapter, which concludes the work, covers progressive design and highlights a virtual who's who of notable architects and designers ranging from William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, and Victor Horta to Gustav Stickley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Victor Vasarely, Keith Haring, and Jack Lenor Larsen. This volume is profusely illustrated with hundreds of b/w and color photographic reproductions. Binding is moderately soiled on front cover. Dust-jacket in overall very good, binding in good, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 37479

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Title: Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America

Publisher: Abbeville Press, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First printing.

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