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Oriental Rug Books Authors Beginning with F

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If I lost it I would not replace it.

Of some use but not one I would go out of my way to find.


Very useful and one I would recommend strongly.

A very important or even the definitive work on the subject. It does not have to be perfect but if I give it 5 stars and you are interested in that area then you should own a copy.

Not Yet Rated - I haven't gotten to it yet so if you wish to review it please feel free. There is a limit to how many books I can read so it is not rated do not assume anything is wrong with the book. If you disagree with any of my opinions write me and I may annotate this list with your comments.

Fabritsky, B. and I. Shmeliov: Khiva ; Leningrad: 1973. 8.5 x 10, Architecture found in this ancient Central Asian city., 136 CP.

Fannin, Allen: Handspinning, Art and Technique ; NY: 1970. 7 x 10, 196 b/w.

Fanto, A. Kilim Curdi D'Anatolia. n.d.(1991),

  Kurdish Kelims of Anatolia.

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Faraday, Cornelia. B. European and American Carpets and Rugs. 1990.

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Faraday, Cornelia, European and American Carpets and Rugs, The Dean Hicks Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1929

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Farhad, Massumeh, and Marianna Shreve Simpson, "Sources for the Study of Safavid Painting and Patronage, or Mifiez-vous de Qazi Ahmad." Muqarnas 10 (1993): 286-91.

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Farhad, Massumeh. "An Artist's Impression: Mu'in Musawir's Tiger Attacking a Youth." Muqarnas 9 (1992): 116-23.

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Farhad, Massumeh. "The Art of Mu'in Musawir: A Mirror of His Times." In Persian Masters: Five Centuries of painting, ed. Sheila R. Canby. Bombay, 1990. Pp. 113-28.

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Farhang-e joghrifiyi-ye Irdn (Geographical dictionary of Iran), Iranian Army General Staff, IO volumes, Tehran, 1328-32/1949-53

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Farrow, G. F. & Harrow, L. Hagop Kapoudjian. 1993,

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Fehervari, Geza. Islamic Metalwork of the Eighth Century to the Fifteenth Century in the Kier Collection. London, 1976.

Excellent section on metalwork in a very good book.

Fel, E., Hofer, T., & k.-Csillery, K. Hungarian Peasant Art. 1958, Corvina,

Felcher, Cecelia: The Complete Book of Rug Making, Folk Methods and Ethnic Designs ; NY: 1975. 8.5 x 11 Hardback, 35 CP 211 b/w.

Felkersam, A. Alte Teppiche Mittelasiens (Old Rugs of Central Asia). Hamburg: 1979.

Felton, A. Jewish Carpets. 1997,

Felton, Anton Jewish Rugs and Carpets London UK: 1996.

  This is considered the best book on Jewish rugs.

Fertig, Barbara. Introduction by J. McMullan: Turkish Rugs, The Rachel B. Stevens Memorial Collection. Washington: 197?

Finch, K & Putnam, G. Caring For Textiles. 1977, Watson-Guptill,

Fischer, A. W. and C. G. "A Note on the Location of the Royal Ottoman Ateliers." Muqamas 3 (I 985): I I 8- 20.

Fischer, CAROL G., "A Reconstruction of the Pictorial Cycle of the Szjar-i Nabi of Murad III," Ars Orientalis 14 (1984): 75-94.

Fischer, CAROL G., ed. Brocade of the Pen: The Art of Islamic Writing. Exhibition catalogue. East Lansing, MI, 14.

Fisher, N., ed. Rio Grande Textiles. 1995, 2nd expanded edition, Museum of International Folk

Fiske, P. Prayer Rugs From Private Collections. 1974,

Fiske, Patricia L., W. Russell Pickering and Ralph S. Yohe, From the Far West: Carpets and Textiles of Morocco. The Textile Museum, Washington D.C., 1980

Fiske, Patricia L. Caucasian Rugs from Private Collections. Washington: 1975.

Fitz Gibbon, Kate and Hale. A. Ikat, Silks of Central Asia. London: 1997.

  This book has gotten great reviews and is very well thought of.

Fitzherbert, Teresa. "Khwdui Kirman 71 (689-753/1290-1352): An Eminence Grise of Fourteenth-Century Persian Painting." Iran 29 (14): 137-52.

Fling, Russell, "Armenia: An Ancient Republic Survives." Oriental Rug Review, Vol. 3, No. 9 (Dec. 1983), pp. 11-12.

Flury-Lemberg, M.: Textilkonservierung im Dienste der Forschung ; Bern: 1988. 10 x 13, German edition. 376 CP 1000 b/w.

Fokker, N. Oriental Rugs For Today. 1973

Folda, Jaroslav: The Art of the Crusaders in the Holy Land, 1098 - 1187 ; Cambridge: 1995. 8.5 x 11, Scholarly study of mostly architecture., 40 CP 700 b/w.

Forbes, Archibald. The Afghan Wars. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892.

A very British account of their wars of Asian aggression.

Ford, P. J. R.: The Oriental Carpet, A History and Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols. NY: 1981.

Vide Infra.

Ford, P. R. J. Oriental Carpet Design. 1989 (1992 reprint),

Vide Infra.

Ford, P. R. J. Oriental Carpet Design. London: Thames and Hudson, 1981, paperback 1993.

This book divides Oriental Carpets on the basis of design. I would not want all of the rug books laid out like this but it is good to have one and this one is very comprehensive. This is very valuable in making attributions of mystery rugs. The idea being you look up a design and then match the structure.

AS time goes by I have to add this book is invaluable. I find it more valuable then Cecil Edward's The Persian Carpet.

From the Publisher
How can one tell a Persian carpet from a Rumanian copy? Where did today's oriental carpet designs originate? How do the weavers' ethnic origins influence the artistic value of tribal rugs?
These are just a few of the hundreds of points that are considered in this comprehensive survey by P.R.J. Ford who, drawing on his many years of experience in the trade, shows how to recognize the different structural and design features of oriental rugs and carpets. The full range of designs used throughout the Orient - from the Balkans to Peking - is grouped not according to place of origin but according to the essential characteristics of the designs themselves. This approach illuminates the cultural background of each design, revealing at once the similarities and the differences between the interpretations of the various carpet-weaving areas.

The author shows the vital influence that the ethnographic histories of the various carpet-producing regions exercised over all important designs. yet he is basically concerned with the present, with the millions of oriental carpets on sale today. Illustrations of representative examples of modern types, with descriptions of their key characteristics - construction, materials, sizes, colors - and of the clues which establish a rug's precise origins, appear together with a balanced appraisal of the qualities, good or bad, of modern production from any one town, village or tribal area. The Introduction presents an account of the general history and essential features of oriental carpets. Extensive cross-referencing and detailed indexes make this an invaluable reference guide for the professional user or for anyone who has an appreciation of and an interest in the rugs of the Orient.

Ford, P. R. J. and Hans E. Pohl Shillings: Persische Flachgewebe (Persian Flatweaves). Wesel: 1987.

Forkl, H., Kalter, J., Leisten, T., & Pavaloi, M. Die Garten Des Islam. 1993,

Forman, W. and B. Tapestries from Egypt, Woven by the Children of Harrania. London UK: 1961.

Forman, W. and B. Tapestries from Egypt, Woven by the Children of Harrania. London UK: 1961.

Formenton, F. Oriental Rugs and Carpets. 1972,

Fortova-Samalova, P. text by M. Vilimkova: Egyptian Ornament ; London: 1963. 9 x 12, 10 pp. of text, bibliography., 343 CP.

Foss, Christopher F. et al. Tanks and Fighting Vehicles. London UK: Salamander, 1977.

Good general guide to armor. Even at 20 years old it covers a lot of what was used in the Afghan war.

Fraad. Irma L., and Richard Ettinghausen. "Sultanate Painting in Persian Style, Primarily from the First Half of the Fifteenth Century: A Preliminary Study." Chhavi (1972): 48-66.

This is one of the pivotal books in delineating the Pre-Mughal Sultanate Style as a cohesive group. Of course B. W. Robinson hinted at possible Indian origins of some miniatures in Persian Miniature Paintings From Collections In The British Isles in 1967 but this book really put it together. Advances in Islamic Art scholarship seem to follow a linear progression, Robinson raises a question and Fraad and Ettinghausen pull it together only to be followed up by others including Robinson, Brend and Titley.

Franses, Jack. European and Oriental Rugs. 1970, Arco,

Franses, Jack. Tribal Rugs from Afghanistan and Turkestan. London: Jack Franses, 1973.

Not bad for 25 years old. If you have a good library this book has a place in it. I still reference this when I am doing a difficult search. In the second half the Russian Turkoman plates are a good indicator of what came after 1919.

Franses, J. Tribal Rugs From Afghanistan and Turkestan. 1983,

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Franses, Michael and Eskenazi, John.  Turkish Rugs and Old Master Paintings. London: The Textile Gallery, 1996. 10 x 13, Exhibition catalog of Colnaghi Gallery., 6 CP.

Wonderful show catalogue. Great pictures and a modest price. I like this catalogue. Not quite up to the scholarly level you would expect from either of these men in a book on the subject but when you realize that this is a gallery show catalogue it is very good. A good buy(It seems to me I paid about $10 at the TM).

Franses, Michael: Textile Arts of the Caucasus ; London: 1996.

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Franses, Michael, and Robert Pinner. "Large Medallion Suzani." Hali 1, no. 2 (1978), pp. 128-133.

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Frauenknecht, Bertram, Early Turkish Tapestries, Frauenknecht, Nurnberg, 1984

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. & Frantz, K. Anatolische Gebets Kilims. 1978,

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Anatolische Kilims / Anatolian Kilims. 1983,

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Early Turkish Tapestries / Fruhe Turkische Tappisserien. 1984,

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Schahsavan Sumakh Taschen. N.d.(1993),

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Anatolian Kelims. Nurnberg: 1982.

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. Early Turkish Tapestries. Nurnberg: 1984. German/English text.

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Frauenknecht, Bertram. and Frantz: Turkish Prayer Rugs. Nurnberg: 1978. 7 x 9, Dealer exhibition and sales catalog of Turkish kelim prayer rugs. German/English text., 21 CP, 19 b/w.

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Freeman, M. B. The Unicorn Tapestries. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, l976,

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Freeman, M. B. The St. Martin Embroideries. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1968.

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Frederiksen, Birthe: Caravans and Trade in Afghanistan, The Changing Life of the Nomadic Hazarbuz ; New York: 1996. 9 x 11, The Carlsberg Foundation's Nomad Research Project publication., 100 CP 90 b/w.

Frederikson, Birthe: Caravans and Trade in Afghanistan, The Changing Life of the Nomadic Hazaybuz ; Copenhagen: 1995. 9 x 11, Carlsberg Foundation's Nomad Research Project from field work in 1975 and 1988., 100 CP 100 b/w.

French & Co. The Creation of the World. n.d.,

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The Frenway System of French Reweaving ; Chicago: 1954. 8.5 x 11, 34 b/w.

"The Frick Collection Guide to the Galleries", New York: The Frick Collection, 1979.

Not much in the way of rugs but there are two pictures of a nice classic Herat rug.

Friedl, Erika. Women of Deh Koh. Washington DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1986,

  Women in Iran. Lib

Friedlander, Ira: The Whirling Dervishes ; NY: 1975. 8 x 10.5, 50 b/w 20 figures.

Fulanain: Haji Rikkan, Marsh Arab ; London: 1927. 5.5 x 0 Hardback, Tears to dj., 12 b/w & map.

Frost, K. Eastern Rugs From Lariston. 1986,

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Frothingham, Alice Wilson. Catalogue of Hispano-Moresque Pottery in the Collection of the Hispanic Society of America. New York, 1936.

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