War Rugs: The Nightmare of Modernism
A presentation of twentieth century Afghan rugs through the illustration of more than 100 articles. The purpose of this volume is to provide a versatile and comprehensive presentation of Afghan rugs of the 20th century through the illustration and commenting of more than 100 original articles, now at the centre of a busy international trade. In addition to a very lively text, the book contains the complete profile of each carpet, examined both from the point of view of how it was made and as regards its iconographic content. The subjects are often of dramatic topicality. The concluding glossary is indispensable and comprehensive.
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