A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art

A Foreshadowing of 21st Century Art : The Color and Geometry of Very Early Turkish Carpets

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Christopher Alexander owns one of the finest collections of early Turkish carpets in the world outside the Istanbul Museums. In this lavishly illustrated book, which coincided with a major exhibition of his collection at the San Francisco Museum of Fine Arts, Alexander discusses the provenance of each carpet and elaborates his theory that these carpets teach structure to artists and architects through the beauty of their form.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 215.6 x 306.1 x 25.9mm | 1,542.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous colour and black and white halftones and line drawings
  • 0195208668
  • 9780195208665

About Christopher Alexander

Christopher Alexander, winner of the first medal for research ever awarded by the American Institute of Architects, is an architect and builder who has built in many countries. He is also Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Director of the Center for Environmental Structure.show more

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