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Antique French Textiles For Designers (Schiffer Book)
In the past ten years, antique textiles, especially those from France, have become very popular for interior decoration. In her easy-to-read style, the author gives a basic history of French textiles from the Middle Ages to Art Dco. 416 beautiful color photographs demonstrate traditional and contemporary uses for tapestries, cottons, linens, laces, embroidery, needlepoint, and trims. Suggestions are given for their use in contemporary interior and home d cor. Answers to frequently asked questions are very helpful to the novice and connoisseur alike. The clearly stated text explains how to recognize these fabrics in the marketplace and what to look for when purchasing them. A range of values for the examples shown reflects the current antiques market. This is a book for the general public as well as for designers. Readers will gain the confidence to add a creative touch or note of elegance to their decorations and designs with antique textiles.76% (9)
Art Deco French Rug #40667
Art Deco French Rug #40667 French Art Deco Rug, circa 1930 The Art Deco movement in the 1920's sought to bring the innovations of Modernist abstraction into the mainstream of Euro-American decorative art, as this spectacular example shows so well. The composition utilizes blocks of complementary color and line expressively, like a painting by Klee or Mondrian, striving for balance rather than symmetry. Its apparently simple design is full of relationships and harmonies waiting to be discovered. It strives to bring the abstract world of the canvass into a tactile third dimension for the floor.Aubusson French Rug #43634 by Nazmiyal Collection
Antique Aubusson French Rug #43634 by Nazmiyal Collection Antique Aubusson, France, late nineteenth centuryAn allover design of rose stems repeats across the ivory field of this supremely elegant antique Aubusson. The field itself is circumscribed by an enclosing cartouche, embellished further by a lattice and more rose stems. A magnificent undulating ivory border of delicate rococo scrolls and rose garlands frames the field, enclosed finally by a rich salmon edge-ground making the transition to the rectangular form of the carpet.
The Berber women from Morocco have received wide acclaim for their rugs. They also use their amazing skills to weave traditional costumes, whose ample shapes are reminiscent of the draped garments of Antiquity. Many garments, veils, and capes reflect the identity of the different groups living in the mountains and valleys. They represent a way of life that is disappearing fast, as contacts with the outside world render it obsolete. Some items of clothing are decorated with designs passed on from mother to daughter, however, tradition did not prevent weavers from expressing their own creativity as well. This book shows a wide variety of designs allowing the reader to discover masterpieces of weaving and embroidery, but also of decoration with henna, a technique unique to Morocco. This bilingual book in English and French is the first to offer a vast panorama of this exceptional heritage from the Mediterranean coast to the Sahara. Ethnologist, Marie-Rose Rabate, and Frieda Sorber, art historian and textile specialist, have between them researched Berber costume in and outside Morocco over the last forty years. As women in a female environment, their invaluable experience has allowed them to widen existing knowledge, to collect rare examples, to witness the changing state of textile crafts, and to pinpoint the recent apparition of imitations. In and outside Morocco many collectors have shared their collections for study, to help the authors define a Berber style of decoration. A wealth of objects have been chosen to illustrate the texts, showing a kaleidoscope of colors and designs, including many details. Rabate and Sorber present here an art that remained hidden for many years, and that almost disappeared before it could claim its place among the world's cultures.Similar posts:
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