Ismeretlen szerző - Róma virágkora és bukása
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.
Ismeretlen szerző - A késő középkor világa
A Világtörténelmi enciklopédia sorozat 8. része
Ismeretlen szerző - Őstörténet és a korai civilizációk
A Világtörténelmi enciklopédia sorozat 1. része
Gyulai Katalin - A Kolumbusz előtti Amerika - Világtörténelmi enciklopédia
Az enciklopédia-sorozat ötödik kötete a Kolumbusz előtti Amerika kultúráiról szól. A gazdagon illusztrált, négy részre tagolt kiadványban elsőként Közép-Amerika archaikus és preklasszikus korának emlékanyaga, Teotihuacán és Tajín históriája, a toltékok és misztékok kultúrája, végül az Azték Birodalom története kerül ismertetésre. Ebben a részben olvashatunk a karibi térség és Észak-Amerika népeiről is. A második fejezet a maják rejtélyes civilizációjáról, a harmadik Dél-Amerika korai kultúráiról, pl. a mochicákról és a chibchákról szól. Az utolsó részben az Inka Birodalomról olvashatunk. A korábbiakhoz hasonlóan ez a kötet is számos adatot, érdekességet tartalmaz, s a politika- és hadtörténet fontos mozzanatain túl a kultúra, a művészetek, a gazdaság és a mindennapi élet jellegzetességeit is bemutatja.
Ismeretlen szerző - A korai középkor és az iszlám
A Világtörténelmi enciklopédia sorozat 7. része
Ismeretlen szerző - A globalizáció világa - Világtörténelmi enciklopédia
A Világtörténelmi enciklopédia sorozat 16. része
Ismeretlen szerző - A keleti kultúrák virágzása
A Világtörténelmi enciklopédia sorozat 6. része
Ismeretlen szerző - Ókori Egyiptom
Az Ókori Egyiptom egy nagyon jól eltalált vezérfonal mentén haladva mutatja meg az olvasónak, amit erről az ókori királyságról (a fáraók, ahogyan Egyiptom uralkodóit nevezni szoktuk, voltaképpen teljhatalmú királyoknak tekintendők) tudni érdemes és valamilyen szinten kell is. Négy nagyobb részre tagozódik (történelem és társadalom, mindennapi élet, hitvilág és kulturális értékek), amelyekben további fejezetekre bontva tárul fel előttünk az ősi Egyiptom világa.
Odile Nouvel - Symbols of Power
A landmark in the history of the decorative arts and an essential reference, Symbols of Power is a comprehensive look at Napoleon’s majestic Empire Style. No ruler in the history of the world has been more aware of the capacity of symbolism to propagate power than Napoleon I; and to support his new vision he sponsored a program of arts that proclaimed France the New Rome. Superb photographs, many taken expressly for this volume, exhibit gorgeous objects decorated with a wealth of antique motifs—columns, arches, laurel wreathes, acanthus leaves, eagles, Egyptian hieroglyphs—created by master French furniture-makers, silversmiths, jewelers, and porcelain and textile manufacturers. Figures of Fame and Victory abound, and furniture, vases, porcelains, and even silverware display an antique style that projects the aura of imperial majesty.
Richard D. Parsons - Oriental Rugs - The Carpets of Afghanistan
Richard Parsons treats the reader to not only a veritable feast of carpets and rugs, but also to a fascinating journey through the history of a diverse, colourful, multi-racial country. He shares his respect and admiration for Afghanistan's stoical people, who somehow, despite political upheavals, forced resettlement, a harsh climate and often primitive nomadic living conditions, manage to produce exquisite works of art which reflect great pride in their many-faceted heritage. Afghan rugs are instantly appealing due to their traditional colours and bold designs, from sumptuous piled purdahs to flat woven prayer rugs.
Angus Wilkie - Biedermeier
Prized by the avant-garde and the haute bourgeoisie of central Europe in the nineteenth century, Biedermeier style is experiencing an unprecedented revival around the world today. "Biedermeier", with its newly updated introduction and expanded bibliography, serves as an unrivaled sourcebook for those who are interested in the furniture and decor of an era that has uncanny parallels with our own. Angus Wilkie traces the complex history of this forgotten era, giving a cultural background to the work itself. Providing an overview of the astonishing variety of furniture produced by local cabinetmakers from Germany to Scandinavia, this text showcases the candlesticks, secretaries, and spittoons crafted in rich fruitwoods and subtly decorated with ebony inlay and sunburst veneer. Over 160 specially commissioned color photographs - as well as watercolors of Biedermeier interiors, original textile designs, and original drawings of furniture and draperies - illustrate this book. With its display of entire rooms as well as individual pieces, "Biedermeier" is a magnificent book that has garnered a wide audience among decorators, homeowners, collectors, dealers, and historians.
James Opie - Tribal Rugs
Providing a survey of the rug weavings of the nomadic peoples of Iran, Afghanistan, Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia, this volume follows the history of their design evolution from the 2500-year-old Pazyryk rug (the oldest complete rug of complex design) to antique and traditional designs, and up to the present day. As tribal life gives way to relentless modernization and it becomes too late to simulate artificially the broad cultural support on which a living craft depends, the art of tribal rugs becomes increasingly the domain of the collector and the scholar. The book's discussion of the origins of tribal weaving patterns is accompanied by illustrations and diagrams which enable readers to identify the relationship between the different patterns.
Moya Carey - An Illustrated History of the Islamic Art & Design
An expert introduction to Islamic art, from calligraphy, tiles, costumes and carpets to pottery, woodcarvings and metalwork.
Moya Carey - An Illustrated History of Islamic Architecture
A fascinating survey of the glorious architectural achievements of the Islamic world, including mosques, giblas, madrasas, memorials for the dead, bazaars, buildings, courtyards and fortified walls. Features all the most outstanding examples of Islamic architecture, such as the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the Great Mosque in Damascus, the many richly decorated desert palaces, the Taj Mahal at Agra, Topkapi Palace at Istanbul, and today’s modern Dubai skyscrapers.
Essei Sakhai - Persian Rugs and Carpets
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 which either fell or fall into the Persian geographical or cultural orbit: Caucasian weavings, Turkish and Hereke silk rugs and certain weavings which have strong Persian and Islamic influences. The in-depth introduction takes the reader through the history and geography of the Persian rug, including information on structure, weaving and knotting; the different output of the city and urban workshops compared to tribal and village weaving; flatweaves; and identification and dating, as well as points of note for the collector, such as conservation and cleaning. The carpets are divided into geographical areas, including Esfahan, Kerman, Tabriz, Bakhtiari, Senneh and Malayer, among others; each section comes with an introductory text and comprehensive, informative captions. This exquisite.
John Gregorian - Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route
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 vintage black-and-white images transport you to Middle Eastern villages and cities, revealing the rug-making culture and process there. From colorfully dressed peasants tending sheep, carding wool, and boiling natural dyes in Turkey and India's remote rug-weaving villages and trading centers to the sophisticated showrooms and the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul, as well as mosques, temples, restaurants, and homes where beautiful rugs are on display, this visually rich and authoritative volume travels behind the scenes of the mysterious, exotic cultures famous for this centuries-old art form. Chapters cover the history and lore of the Silk Route and the famous weaving centers of India and Turkey, relating stories of the weavers, dyers, and merchants; superstitions; religious symbolism, and Middle Eastern aesthetics. Also included is a wealth of rug examples and information on the rugs themselves, such as rug types, dyes, symbology, weaving techniques, and knots. There is also professional advice for rug buyers: an assessment of the rug-making industry today; a complete guide to evaluating and purchasing a rug; a discussion of buying and trading customs; and helpful tips on negotiating abroad as well as on decorating with oriental rugs throughout the home. A glossary provides definitions of oriental rug terminology, while an appendix rounds out the book with a complete discussion of cleaning and repair. At once a unique journey to the world's finest oriental rug-making centers and an authoritative reference, Oriental Rugs of the Silk Route is captivating, informative reading for beginning and knowledgeable rug enthusiasts and travelers alike.
Peter F. Stone - Tribal and Village Rugs
"Essential reference...a must for collectors, scholars, and dealers."—Antiques & Auction News Drawing on the rich weaving traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, Peter Stone's clearly presented text is divided into six major regional and tribal groupings covering Anatolian, Baluchi, Caucasian, Kurdish, Persian, and Turkmen motifs. These are subdivided into more precise attributions and motif types, examining the derivations and uses of medallions, field repeats, and borders, and the relationships between them. Pattern recognition has long been used to determine the origin and age of rugs, and this analysis of designs and their component elements provides a vital key to accurate attribution. Detailed diagrams illustrate the way in which individual motifs are adapted and reinterpreted over time, their evolution crossing historical, cultural, and geographic boundaries. Lavishly illustrated, this study not only is an invaluable aid to identifying tribal and village rug motifs but also provides a treasure house of creative inspiration for designers. 1,600+ color illustrations.
P. R. J. Ford - Oriental Carpet Design
"One of the most useful books to cover the whole of the field...Mr. Ford is to be congratulated on having produced a work that should stand the test of time."—Carpet Review Weekly In this comprehensive survey, P. R. J. Ford shows readers how to recognize the different structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets. The designs are grouped according to their essential characteristics. This approach illuminates the cultural background of each, revealing at once the similarities and the differences between the various carpet-weaving areas Illustrations of modern types, with descriptions of their key characteristics—construction, materials, sizes, colors—and of the clues that establish a rug's precise origins, appear together with a balanced appraisal of the qualities of modern production from towns, villages, and tribal areas. Extensive cross-referencing and detailed indexes make this an invaluable reference guide for dealers and collectors, and for anyone who has an appreciation of and interest in rugs. 800+ illustrations and photographs, 400 in color