Stock Image

Contemporary Rugs Art and Design

Farr, Christopher & Matthew Bourne & Fiona Leslie

Published by Merrell Publishers, London, England, 2002
ISBN 10: 1858941644 / ISBN 13: 9781858941646
/ Hardcover
Quantity Available: 1
From Optical Insights, IOBA (Murrieta, CA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 40.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Return Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details

Title: Contemporary Rugs Art and Design

Publisher: Merrell Publishers, London, England

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: NF

Edition: First Edition


Fine in a NF DJ, minor edge wear only. ; Beautifully photographed and well researched. ; 1 x 11.6 x 9.7 Inches; 208 p. Bookseller Inventory # 33831

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
5 avg rating
(1 ratings)

Synopsis: Although rugs woven in the classical style are still popular, it is the new wave of contemporary rug designers from the last ten years who are making news in the style and design magazines. Contemporary Rugs: Art and Design, by leading British rug designers Christopher Farr and Matthew Bourne, and Fiona Leslie of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is the first book to explore the very best modern rug design from around the world.Some of the most renowned names in modern art and design, from Picasso to Frank Lloyd Wright, have at some point in their careers turned their hand to rug design. Today, designers such as Romeo Gigli, Kate Blee, Ou Baholyodin and Rifat Ozbek are pushing the medium to its limits with an often vibrant play of pattern and texture; these designers are creating both chic tone-setters for a room and unique works of art.The book begins by looking at the evolution of rug design over the last 100 years, before displaying the work of over 50 contemporary international designers. With an illustrated technical glossary and an invaluable international directory of sources, Contemporary Rugs: Art and Design provides simply the most encyclopaedic and authoritative reference available on the subject.Contemporary Rugs: Art and Design is a beautifully illustrated and timely presentation, indispensable to designers, collectors, fashion and art students, galleries, auction houses, architects, artists, and anyone interested in textile design.

About the Author: Christopher Farr and Matthew Bourne have been the most influential pioneers in the recent renaissance in contemporary rugs. They are co-directors of the London-based rug design and production company Christopher Farr.

Fiona Leslie is a curator of the Designs Collection in the Prints, Drawings and Paintings Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She is the author of Designs for 20th Century Interiors (2000).

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Seller a Question]

Bookseller: Optical Insights, IOBA
Address: Murrieta, CA, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: May 16, 1996
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Heritage BooksellerHeritage Bookseller
AbeBooks Member Since 1996

Terms of Sale:

(310)753-3174 for inquiries. Shipping: US$5.50 for the first book of a shipment, $1.50 each additional book.
Shipments in US, by USPS Media Mail. International shipments billed at actual cost, sent via USPS. Priority Mail and Fedex Express shipping available, inquire for cost. Linda Strike 23811 Washington Avenue #275 Murrieta CA 92562 (

MasterCard and Visa accepted.

CA sales tax will be applied on orders shipped within California, unless valid reseller information is provided...

[More Information]

Shipping Terms:

Orders shipped promptly.

Store Description: Quality out-of-print and antiquarian books offered to readers and collectors. Specialities in children's books, cookbooks, fine press books, art and reference books.