The Persian Carpet Tradition: Six Centuries of Design Evolution
ISBN: 1898113629
EAN13: 9781898113621
Language: English
Pages: 340
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 13.00" L x 10.00" W
Weight: 6.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

The Persian Carpet Tradition: Six Centuries of Design Evolution

Book Overview
- Miniature paintings unlock the door to a thorough re-examination of the ubiquitous 'classical' medallion design in Persian carpets, revealing an artistic revolution comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy Between 1400 and 1500 a design revolution in Persia swept away a 2000-year-old tradition of carpet design, replacing abstract geometric patterns with complex floral scrolls dominated by a central medallion derived from the Chinese cloud-collar shape. This revolution represents a major event in world art history, comparable to that which occurred at the same time in Renaissance Italy. It was followed over the next four centuries by a second revolution, during which the principal design elements of the first permeated carpet production at every level throughout Persia and continue to dominate it to this day.