The Persian Carpet Tradition - Design Evolution from 1410 to Modern Times

Author(s): P.R.J. Ford

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- 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.

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General Fields

  • : 9781898113621
  • : Hali Publications, Limited
  • : January 2019
  • : --- length: - '12.5' width: - '9.75' units: - Inches
  • : books

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  • : English
  • : 746.755
  • : 340
  • : P.R.J. Ford
  • : Hardback