||Living with Carpets: A Comprehensive Style-by-style Directory to Choosing the Right Carpet for Your Home
This text seeks to assist homemakers in making the best choice for their house. Beginning with the evolution of world carpet styles and traditions, the author then demonstrates how different kinds of carpets lend themselves to decorative schemes. The main part of the book provides an illustrated directory of carpet styles which identifies the best of classical, traditional and modern designs available today, from British classics like Wilton and Axminster, to tribal, Persian and Chinese rugs. Arranged by country, then by region, factory or stylistic period, each entry includes a colour photograph, signigicant characteristics and guidelines on prices, wear and location. Hints on floorcoverings, practical pointers on durability and a glossary of terms are also included.