Wednesday, 20 June 2012

The Carpet Index

Lauren Arnold has forged new inroads where others fear to tread.Her subject is the depiction of carpets in Italian paintings between 1250 and 1500.Her conclusions are radical,but persuasive.If you are serious about carpets,you should read this:-

Circa 1400


Fra Bartolomeo`s  Annunziata- 1252-the first carpet in a European painting

Monday, 18 June 2012

American Collector`s Habitat

In 1968 Fortune Magazine interviewed a leading group of carpet collectors,complete with at-home fotos,for their article"Flying High on Magic Carpets"(sic)

1-Alvin Pearson

2-Christopher Reed

3-Dave Chapman

4-Arthur Jenkins

5-Walter Ames Compton

6-Russ Pickering

7-Ralph Yohe

8-Jerome Straka

9-Joseph McMullan

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