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Catalogue from the Washington ICOC Exhibitions
A WORLD OF CARPETS & TEXTILES
Edited by Murray L. Eiland, Jr.,
plus contributing authors
290 pp., 335 colour plates, notes, technical analyses
A sparkling book illustrating the many exhibitions of the 10th ICOC in Washington, DC in 2003. The weighty volume contains: rare Spanish and Mamluk carpets from the Textile Museum Collection, essays by Carol Bier; a large section of Kaitag embroideries from the Caucasus, essay by Susan Scollay; Central & Southern Zagros Mountain weavings, essay by John Wertime, and Khorjin & Mafrash of NW Persia and Transcaucasia, essay by Wendel Swan. Essays by Hoffmeister, Tsareva and Crosby lead a special exhibition of The Turkmen Ensi and Traditional Textiles of Uzbekistan are supplemented with essays by Makhamova, Mirsadiyeva, Babanazarova and Tsareva.
Catalog from the Milan ICOC Exhibitions
UNKNOWN MASTERPIECES FROM
Edoardo Concaro and Alberto Levi
Murray L. Eiland, Jr.,
plus contributing authors
233 pp., 208 color plates, notes,
Hardbound English version
was US $110
NOW US $45
This is the English language version of a museum exhibition catalog of Oriental rugs on display in Milan during the 9th International Conference on Oriental Carpets. It has several sections showing numerous impressive, mostly unpublished, weavings from Anatolia, Central Asia, East Turkestan, Caucasus, Persia, Tibet, China, Mughal India and Mediterranean countries. Informative captions are written by the editors and by specialists including Robert Pinner, Hans Konig, Alberto Boralevi, Jurg Rageth and Stephen Cohen. An extensive section, "The Turkmen Wedding", by Elena Tsareva and Irina Bogoslovskaya illustrates 35 excellent and previously unpublished examples from the Russian State Museum Collection in St. Petersburg.
The catalogue of the San Francisco ICOC exhibition
ORIENTAL RUGS FROM
Edited by Murray L. Eiland, Jr
244pp., 281 plates, mostly colour, technical analyses.
This substantial book documents the superb pile rugs, kilims and trappings exhibited during the 6th ICOC in San Francisco in 1990. As a major center for collectors and dealers since the 1960s, the Bay Area contains numerous world-class private and museum collections. Eiland's essays are useful additions to the wide range of mostly tribal, village and classical pieces. There are several extraordinary Central Asian weavings from the Russian Ethnographic Museum. This is an excellent companion book with ORIENTAL RUGS FROM ATLANTIC COLLECTIONS.
Catalogues from the Philadelphia ICOC Exhibitions
ORIENTAL RUGS FROM ATLANTIC COLLECTIONS
Edited by Dennis R. Dodds
and Murray L. Eiland, Jr.,
plus contributing authors
277pp., 331 colour plates, appendix,
Massive catalogue of the 8th ICOC in Philadelphia in 1996. Contains a wide range of rug types from private and museum collections, including rare Central Asian rugs and trappings from the Russian Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg and Classical carpets of the 16-17th centuries from the distinguished collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Beautifully illustrated, large pictures, cogent writing by leading authorities: Dodds, Eiland, Jr., Indictor, Mallary, Mast, Pickering, Pinner and Tsareva.
YASTIKS: CUSHION COVERS & STORAGE BAGS OF ANATOLIA
By Brian Morehouse
109pp., 146 colour illustrations,
technical analysis by Holly Smith Reynolds.
The groundbreaking book on these diminutive treasures. Excellent introduction covers historical background and merging influences from both the ancient Meditterranean world and from nomadic tribes originating in the east. Looks at early Anatolian carpet designs and their relationship to the yastik, discusses dating and regional design/technical differences. Colour illustrations are organised by geographical regions of Turkey and assist in viewing design similarities within these areas.
Oriental Carpet & Textile Studies
ORIENTAL CARPET AND
TEXTILE STUDIES VI
(THE MILAN PAPERS)
239 pp, softbound; lavish color illustrations
Important and original papers on the early development of carpet weaving and Classical carpets; rugs from the Caucasus; Anatolian carpets, Moroccan carpets; conservation and materials; Turkmen and other Central Asian weaving. Authors include 1Farnham, Parham, Sinderman, Mills, Sherrill, Eiland, Boehmer, Balpinar and Ryder. An important addition in large format to the Oriental Carpet and Textiles Studies (OCTS) series.
ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES
VOLUME 5, PART 1
(THE PHILADELPHIA PAPERS)
This impressive book contains selected conference papers. Edited by Murray Eiland and Robert Pinner, the new, larger format and abundant use of color illustrations make this a useful and important reference.
ORIENTAL CARPET AND TEXTILE STUDIES V
(THE SALTING CARPETS)
VOLUME 5, PART 2
This compendium of academic sessions discusses a long-controversial subject for the origins of the so-called "Salting carpets" and makes an important contribution to settling the question. "...serves to underline the importance of combining aesthetic and chromatic considerations with archival research...(Michael Franses') paper is painstakingly researched (with) and illustrated catalogue, structural analyses, C-14 dating and translations...of the inscriptions." Susan Day, HALI #110, May-June 2000, pp 74-75.