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by Daniel WALKER

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ISBN:
0810965100
Author:
Daniel WALKER
Category:
Decorative Arts & Design
Language:
English
Publisher:
Abrams (1997)
Pages:
199 pages
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1124 kb
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1121 kb
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With the exhibition "Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal . Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read

With the exhibition "Flowers Underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era," The Metropolitan Museum of Art paid tribute to India, as the country celebrates its fiftieth year of indepdendence. The exhibition featured works from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century, the period during which Indian carpet weavers produced their most stunning works. The discussion of carpets in the catalogue roughly follows a chronological development. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Flowers Indian Art Carpets.

This book, a catalogue of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in 1998, should be in the library of any self respecting carpet enthusiast. This famous exhibition assembled many of the great surviving Mughal carpets. There were 44 exhibits

This book, a catalogue of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in 1998, should be in the library of any self respecting carpet enthusiast. It covers the pile woven carpets manufactured during the Mughal era. The 2 great Mughal leaders were Abu Akbar (ruled from 1556-1605) and Shah Jahan (ruled from 1628-58). There were 44 exhibits. The catalogue, now out of print and a collector's item, has excellent color reproductions and an authoritative text by Daniel Walker. One person found this helpful.

Walker, Daniel . "Flowers underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era" . "Flowers underfoot: Indian Carpets of the Mughal Era" Metropolitan/H. Abrams 1997 ISBN: 0870997874 Eng PDF 218 pag 7. 7 Mb. Woollen carpets were known in India as early as 500BC. But it was not until the 16th century, during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar, that the first imperial workshops were founded, and began producing carpets whose jewel-like beauty is still breathtaking today. The book surveys these beautiful textiles, their technical characteristics, commerce and the history of the period.

MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles . Walker, Daniel (1997). This title is out of print. 1. India During the Mughal Era. 2. International Commerce.

MetPublications is a portal to the Met's comprehensive book and online publishing program with close to 700 titles published from 1964 to the present. Director's Foreword Acknowledgments Lenders to the Exhibition Introduction Map: India in the Seventeenth Century. 3. Technical Characteristics.

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Chicago Distribution Center.

Flowers Underfoot book. The earliest works are from the period of the Mughal emperor Akbar (r. 1556-1605), an active patron who is believed to have established the first imperial carpet workshops in India. These carpets combine the dynamism of Akbar's reign with traces of Persian design (due to the large number of Persian artists who immigrated to India at this time). The basic elements of Mughal design were established during this period; they can also be traced in later works.

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  • Cia
This catalog of this exhibition is unique in the sense that it depicts great carpets which have been in some way damaged but clearly is undeniably great.

It seems that oftentimes the greatest works of art are never exhibited due to damage.

In this exhibition, this was not the case: they display great works that otherwise we have never seen.

And of course, the greatest era of carpet weaving was the Mogul/Safavid era--at least if color and flowers are your passion.

I have always been intrigued by the depiction of the geometric garden (as first defined by the great Cyrus of Persia in 500BC) into carpet design--and this book shows the maturation of that great art form by 1500AD.

There is much to be said about this--and it is well stated and displayed in this exhibition catalog.
  • Andromakus
A few of these carpets were indeed beautiful.
  • I love Mercedes
This book, a catalogue of an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum in 1998, should be in the library of any self respecting carpet enthusiast. It covers the
pile woven carpets manufactured during the Mughal era. The 2 great Mughal leaders were Abu Akbar (ruled from 1556-1605) and Shah Jahan (ruled from 1628-58).

Carpets from this era are very rare; this fact is partially due to a disastrous fire in 1579 when (so it was reported) 10 million textiles, tents, carpets etc were destroyed in a warehouse fire. Most of the quality carpets still existing originate from the Shah Jahan era. Remember that Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal. The end of his era signaled the end of the great Mughal reigns and the ceasing of quality carpet manufacture.

This famous exhibition assembled many of the great surviving Mughal carpets. There were 44 exhibits. The catalogue, now out of print and a collector's item, has excellent color reproductions and an authoritative text by Daniel Walker.