The Carpet and the Connoisseur

Author: St Louis Art Museum
ISBN: 0891780726
Release Date: 2016-02
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles

Issued in connection with an exhibition held at the Saint Louis Art Museum from March 6 to May 8, 2016.

Circuits of Visibility

Author: Radha Sarma Hegde
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814744680
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Social Science

Objects of knowledge, subjects of consumption: Persian carpets and the gendered politics of transnational knowledge / Minoo Moallem -- Spaces of exception: violence, technology, and the transpressive gendered body in India's global call centers / Radha S. Hegde -- Maid as metaphor: Dagongmei and a new pathway to Chinese transnational capital / Wanning Sun -- Dial "C" for culture: telecommunications, gender, and the Filipino transnational migrant market / Jan Maghinay Padios -- Digital cosmopolitanisms: the gendered visual culture of human rights activism / Sujata Moorti -- Doing cultural citizenship in the global media hub: illiberal pragmatics and lesbian consumption practices in Singapore / Audrey Yue -- Gendering cyberspace: transnational mappings and Uyghur diasporic politics / Saskia Witteborn -- Ladies and gentlemen, Boyahs and girls: uploading transnational queer subjectivities in the United Arab emirates / Noor Al-Qasimi.

Persian Carpets

Author: Minoo Moallem
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351970082
Release Date: 2018-05-16
Genre: Social Science

Persian Carpets: the Nation As a Transnational Commodity tracks the Persian carpet as an exotic and mythological object, as a commodity, and as an image from mid-nineteenth-century England to contemporary Iran and the Iranian diaspora. Following the journey of this single object, the book brings issues of labor into conversation with the politics of aesthetics. It focuses on the carpet as a commodity which crosses the boundaries of private and public, religious and secular, culture and economy, modern and traditional, home and diaspora, and art and commodity to tell the story of transnational interconnectivity. Bringing transnational feminist cultural studies, ethnography, and network studies within the same frame of reference, this book sheds light on Orientalia as civilizational objects that emerged as commodities in the encounter between the West and the many directly or indirectly colonized Middle Eastern and West Asian cultures, focusing on the specific example of Persian carpets as some of the most extensively valued and traded objects since colonial modernity.

Diagramme und bildtextile Ordnungen

Author: Claudia Blümle
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 9783110547313
Release Date: 2017-04-24
Genre: Art

Dieser Band widmet sich Bildformen, deren Strukturen durch textile Ordnungen wie Weben, Kneten, Flechten, Wirken oder Filzen geprägt sind und die sich auf diese Weise als operationale Flächengebilde beschreiben lassen. Aus dem Inhalt: Birgit Schneider: Diagramm und bildtextile Ordnung Sybilla Nikolow: Kurven, Diagramme, Zahlen- und Mengenbilder. Die Wiener Methode der Bildstatistik als statistische Bildform Barbara Segelken: Staatsordnung im Bild der Tabelle am Beispiel von Friedrich Anton von Heinitz (1785/86). Claus-Peter Haase: Erziehung des Auges. Die Umdeutung von Ornamentsystemen bei anatolischen Teppichen. Steffen Bogen: Verbundene Materie, geordnete Bilder. Reflexion diagrammatischen Schauens in den Fenstern von Chartres. Kathrin Müller: Formen des Anfangs. Sphärendiagramme aus dem 13. Jahrhundert Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum / Bernd Mahr: Anordnung und ästhetisches Profil. Die Herausbildung einer universellen Kulturtechnik in der Frühgeschichte der Schrift. Interview: Ornament, Diagramm, Computerbild. Phänomene des Übergangs. Ein Gespräch mit Lambert Wiesing

Turkish Traditional Art Today

Author: Henry H. Glassie
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253325552
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Design

This book presents the living arts and artists of Turkey. It is simultaneously an ethnographic inquiry into the nature of art, an introduction to modern Turkey, and a model study of folk art, combining the current theories of folklore, anthropology, cultural geography, and art history. It is also the most comprehensive analysis yet written of a single artistic tradition and the most complete presentation available of the current practice of the great arts of the Middle East, such as the weaving of carpets and shaping of stately ceramics. Glassie ranges widely across media, but concentrates on calligraphy, woodworking, pottery, and carpet weaving. Throughout his focus is on the artists and their theories and practices as well as the art they produce.

James the Connoisseur Cat

Author: Harriet Hahn
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504004466
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Fiction

The delightful crime-solving and aristocratic social adventures of an American antiques expert and a British feline with finesse It’s love at first sight when a businessman visiting London meets a silver-gray cat named James in the lobby of his apartment house. The two begin meeting regularly for cocktails—single-malt whiskey, neat, for James—and attending posh parties, where James first makes a name for himself by cracking the case of a priceless jewel scam. Soon James is on the prowl, deterring pickpockets on the subway and ferreting out stamp forgeries and counterfeit paintings. In between crime capers, he screens potential tenants, spends the holidays at an ancestral estate in Devon where the crème de la crème of British society anoints him Sir James, and indulges in his penchants for pâté de fois gras and matchmaking with inimitable panache. James the Connoisseur Cat is the 1st book in the Connoisseur Cat novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

James Fabulous Feline

Author: Harriet Hahn
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504004473
Release Date: 2015-02-10
Genre: Fiction

The excellent adventures of the aristocratic British feline continue as James puts his best paw forward to solve crimes while indulging in the finer things in life James is enjoying life at Baron’s Chambers, the London apartment house where he shares a flat with his sometime handler, an American fine arts agent. But his deductive abilities will be put to the test when he’s called on to detect philatelic forgeries at Thwaites, one of the city’s great auction houses. The recently knighted cat also finds time to coach a croquet team, oversee rehearsals of a sequel to Cats, and help deliver a baby. Not to be outdone by cheesy actors or blundering attorneys, he makes his film debut and testifies in a criminal trial at the Old Bailey. But he has a special place in his heart for St. James’s Palace, the address he longs to call home. This delightful sequel to James the Connoisseur will prove irresistible catnip for feline lovers. James, Fabulous Feline is the 2nd book in the Connoisseur Cat novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.