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Saving Stuff: How to Care for and Preserve Your Collectibles, Heirlooms, and Other Prize Possessions
Don Williams
0743264169
May 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
From a fragile antique quilt to a child's macaroni artwork, this book offers expert advice on saving those priceless objects from entropy for the "museum of you." Williams, senior conservator at the Smithsonian Institute, shares his extensive knowledge on the art of preservation, offering at-home techniques for battling damage from light, humidity, rodents and other pests, like careless friends and family members. Divided into easily navigable chapters, the book offers step-by-step guidelines, lists of supplies needed and numerous rules for preserving everything from "family treasures" to "really valuable stuff," with specifics on caring for objects including record players, political memorabilia, fine art, vintage clothing and more. Sidebars detail tips (e.g. how to turn the pages of a vintage book), bust myths...


Starting to Collect Antique Oriental Rugs
Murray Eiland, III
1851494065
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Instant Expert
Joyce C. Ware
0375720448
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn to think, talk, and act like an expert!

• What three qualities must a rug possess to be collectible?

• What popular class of antique collectible rugs is being faked?

• Can both silk rugs and wool rugs be cleaned by washing?

This is a one-of-a-kind resource on the history of rugs and how Oriental rugs are made, which also includes online resources, dealers, museums, clubs, and associations.


Oriental Rugs from A to Z
J. R. Azizollahoff
0764319957
February 2004
Hardcover
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Antique Kilims of Anatolia
Peter Davies
0393730476
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The authoritative account of the acclaimed and collectible kilims, the tribal flatwoven rugs of Turkey. From fleece, yarn, dyeing, looms, and weaves, to the visual language, tribal weavers, and meaning, origins, and aesthetics of the kilim, this book provides an ideal summary of the subject. It is illustrated with over 80 colorful examples, fine ethnographic photographs, and drawings that explain structural features and designs. 80 color and 70 black-and-white illustrations. Originally published in a previous edition as The Tribal Eye)

About the Author
Peter Davies's Turkana Gallery specializes in kilims. He lives in New York City.


Persian Rugs And Carpets: Their History And Symbolism
Essie Sakhai, Ian Bennett (Editor)
185149507X
June 30, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book shows the vast range and quality of carpets woven in Persia from about 1850 to 1980. In addition, there is a discussion of rugs woven in countries or areas adjacent to Persia itself, particularly those rugs that either fell or fall into the Persian geographical or cultural orbit, Caucasian weavings, Turkish and Hereke silk rugs and certain weavings that have strong Persian and Islamic influences. The book is divided into sections dealing with each distinct generic type of rug: Nineteenth and early twentieth century city rugs, covering the major centres - Tabriz, Kashan, Kerman Esfahan, Mashad etc. The same from early twentieth century to the present day and including discussions of the major master-weavers such as Mohtasham of Kashan, the semi-mythical Haji Jalili of Tabriz, Amoghli of Mashad and the...


The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Oriental Carpets: With Price Guide
J. R. Azizollahoff
0764314874
January 2002
Hardcover
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ANTIQUES & COLLECTING magazine, Book of the Month, February, 2000.
" Oriental carpet lovers will value this informative book, written by a third generation oriental carpet dealer. The book speaks to the reader without fuss or flourish, provides basic, practical information, includes drawings to help illustrate defects and discusses carpet care. " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

VICTORIAN DECORATING & LIFESTYLE magazine, September, 1999.
" This painstakingly detailed book,... fully illustrated with beautiful color photographs of old and new carpets of every type, will be a tremendous help in taking the mystery out of finding an Oriental carpet that is right for you. " --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title....


Oriental Carpet Design
P. R. J. Ford
0500276641
June 1992
Paperback
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Tribal and Village Rugs: The Definitive Guide to Design, Pattern and Motif
Peter F. Stone
0500511845
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A must for any collector, dealer, or enthusiast of Oriental rugs and the perfect guide to a new appreciation of their extraordinary beauty. This definitive work on the rich weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia analyzes the output of the six major regional and tribal groupings: Anatolian, Baluchi, Caucasian, Kurdish, Persian, and Turkmen. For the first time, the computer is used to systematize the study of motifs, designs, and patterns through more than 1,600 stunningly beautiful and functional full-color images, all especially created for this book. Each section of the book contains both ravishing full-page color examples and a host of subdivisions into motif types and attributions, examining the derivations and uses of medallions, field repeats, and borders, and the relationships between them. ...


Art Deco and Modernist Carpets
Susan Day
0811836134
October 1, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
The design revolutions of the early 20th century were woven into the very fabric of the carpets and rugs of that era. Art Deco and Modernist Carpets, the first in-depth history, charts the evolution of carpet design out of the floral effusions of the Victorian salons and into the angular elegance of Art Deco and bold abstraction of Modernism popularized by the machine age. Such artists and designers as Picasso, Poiret, Gray, Delaunay, Matisse, Klee, and many more advanced the designs going on underfoot, making these rugs extremely collectible artworks in their own right. Generously sized and beautifully illustrated with over 250 full-color photographs, here are Art Deco and Modernist carpets at their most glorious.

About the Author
Susan Day is chief librarian at the...


Oriental Rugs a Complete Guide
Charles W. Jacobsen
0804804516


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The Illustrated Buyer's Guide to Oriental Carpets
J. R. Azizollahoff
0764304364
Mar 1998
Hardcover
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ANTIQUES & COLLECTING magazine, Book of the Month, February, 2000.
" Oriental carpet lovers will value this informative book, written by a third generation oriental carpet dealer. The book speaks to the reader without fuss or flourish, provides basic, practical information, includes drawings to help illustrate defects and discusses carpet care. "

VICTORIAN DECORATING & LIFESTYLE magazine, September, 1999.
" This painstakingly detailed book,... fully illustrated with beautiful color photographs of old and new carpets of every type, will be a tremendous help in taking the mystery out of finding an Oriental carpet that is right for you. "

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Complete Guide to Collecting Hooked Rugs: Unrolling the Secrets
Jessie A. Turbayne
076431954X
January 2003
Hardcover
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Homebuilding Basics Carpentry (Homebuilding Basics)
Larry Haun
1561581674
April 1, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
A longtime teacher of carpentry with nearly 50 years of experience as a production framer, Larry Haun is considered to be one of the masters of his trade. His expertise in building accurately, efficiently, and safely makes him the perfect writer for this book on the fundamentals of carpentry. In straightforward prose, Haun shares his expert advice on a number of topics, including the basics of using hand and power tools, how to read plans and order building materials, how to understand and choose the proper grade of materials, and a rundown on the steps to building an entire house from the ground up. Haun's love of wood and woodworking comes through clearly in this well-illustrated, diagrammed, thoroughly indexed, and comprehensive guide to basic carpentry. --Mark A. Hetts

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Oriental Rugs: Afghanistan, Vol. 3
R.D. D. Parsons
1851491449
February 1993
Hardcover
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The Big Book Of Hooked Rugs
Jessie A. Turbayne
0764321986
Feb 2004
Paperback
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American Hooked and Sewn Rugs: Folk Art Underfoot
Joel Kopp
0826316166
September 1995
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
The authors of American Hooked and Sewen Rugs were guest curators for an exhibition of hooked rugs held at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York: here their expanded, revised book, reissued in 1985, appears in paper to provide new audiences with more than 200 excellent examples of folk art. The history and evolution of the hooked rug form is recounted in an excellent coverage.

Country Journal
". . . a collection that will charm and delight the modern eye and perhaps bring a lump to the throat as well."

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Hooked Rugs: History and the Continuing Tradition
Jessie A. Turbayne
0887403700
March 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
The wonderful folk art quality of hand-made hooked rugs endears them to all who encounter them. Over the hundred and fifty year history of their popularity in rural North America, thousands of diverse rugs have been made by cottage industries and individual craftspersons alike. Today older rugs are collected and cherished and new rugs are continually being made. This book will be a guide for antiques dealers and novice collectors alike. This handsome new book preserves, for a new generation of interest in hooked rugs, the historical background of the often whimsical designs and instructions for starting a rug of your own. The sections present over 300 color photographs of different rugs in lively geometric, abstract, floral, animal, Oriental and original designs, and factual discussions of the interesting people who...


Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route : Culture, Process, and Selection
John Gregorian
0847822214
May 19, 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Silk Route was an ancient caravan route that began at the Golden Horn in present-day Istanbul and extended through the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia to China and its seaports. It was through this caravan route, perhaps as long ago as the fourth century a.d. that goods of European manufacturers were introduced to remote villages and settlements. Here they were traded for indigenous exotic items such as silk, spices, and the subject of this luxurious and authoritative volume-oriental rugs.

Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route, by John B. Gregorian, president of one of the oldest and largest oriental rug institutions in North America, provides an illustrated tour of the modern-day oriental rug-making centers of the Silk Route. A compelling text and stunning color photography complemented by...


Rugs and Carpets of the World
Ian Bennett
0785802010
Oct 1996
Hardcover
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Carpets and Rugs of Europe and America
Sarah B. Sherrill
1558593837
October 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
This lavishly illustrated volume focuses on the design and production of Western carpets from the Middle Ages to the present. Sherrill (Bard Graduate Ctr. 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...


H.L. James' Rugs and Posts: The Story of Navajo Weaving and Indian Trading
H. L. James
0764308084
June 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
Schiffer Publishing is pleased to bring out this entirely new edition of H.L. James' classic study of the Navajo rug and the trading posts associated with each unique style. New information and an entirely different design help explain and display the beauty and craft of the Navajo Indians. Illustrated with 49 color plates, many black-and-white photographs and drawings, and up-to-date price information, Post and Rugs traces the history of the Navajo rug and the impact the trading posts have had on its regionalization. There is also much background material on the Navajo people and their art. Here are design drawings showing elements characteristic of different weaving centers, superb color photographs of rugs typical of these centers, and detailed maps to the areas. Exquisite line drawings accompany the text showing...


Chinese Rugs, a Buyer's Guide
Lee Allane
050027701X
March 1994
Paperback
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Oriental Carpets
Murray L. Eiland
0821225480
Nov 1998
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Murray Eiland's Oriental Rugs has long been the standard introduction to oriental rugs. The authors have extended the range of the book by incorporating new material on Chinese and Indian rugs, and the text has been completely revised. The plates of all the illustrations have been remade, and many of the rugs shown are new to this edition. The book's focus is the nineteenth- and twentieth-century weaving of the Middle and Far East. This is introduced by a brief history of carpets, followed by a discussion of weaving techniques, dyes, and design. Traditional practices are described, along with modern innovations, such as computer-aided design. The use of synthetic dyes and the recent revival of natural dyes are given a balanced appraisal. The importance and methodology of technical analysis is firmly emphasized....


Of Wool and Loom
Trinlay Chodrak
0834804328
June 2000
Hardcover
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Hooked Rug Treasury
Jessie A. Turbayne
0764303015
October 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
All hooked rugs begin with hand, hook, and a time-honored, time-consuming process In the past twenty years, the general public's appreciation for the aesthetic and monetary values of hooked rugs has grown. This new book provides a visual inventory of particularly memorable hooked rugs. From the most dedicated hands and from the most passionate collectors, this treasury holds more than 500 of the choicest hooked rugs. The chapters present the best work of makers from Nova Scotia to Hawaii spanning 200 years. Some of the finest private and museum collections are represented and noteworthy public exhbits, auctions, dealers, and clubs for hooked rugs are listed. The price guide reflects the current markets.

About the Author
Jessie A. Turbayne of Westwood, Massachusetts, is a...

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