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The Encyclopedia of Antique Carpets is the first-ever comprehensive antique carpet reference guide spanning the past twenty-five centuries and numerous countries around the world. An internationally recognized authority on antique carpets with over fifty years on experience in the field, author Abraham Levi Moheban has filled the gap in carpet literature with this guide. This clothbound, two-volume boxed set features over six hundred entries of historic carpets, each with an accompanying photograph and information about the history, location, technique, coloration, size, and more of carpets produced around the world. Eight newly drawn maps presented in the book illustrate the major weaving locations within the Rug Belt, which includes Persia, Anatolia, the Caucasus, China, India, and Central Asia. Covering several key factories for each entry, the encyclopedia is meant to guide the reader into the various factors that distinguish an antique carpet’s origin and its market value priced for its artistry.…

We are simply enchanted with this book. Globally acclaimed interior designer Timothy Corrigan has restored this grand chateau and created spaces so special, each corner, another inviting private space, elegantly designed, beautifully appointed, and very inviting. A Look Inside The Château at Private Spaces in which to Escape Imagine blissfully whiling away the day, indulging in the art of doing nothing sinking into soft chairs, kissed by gentle lighting, ambiance richly warm, the gently colored walls playing with the light dancing off the furniture, lulling you into a deeply relaxed state.  An Invitation to Château du Grand-Lucé is the story of a passionate love affair between a man—award-winning interior designer Timothy Corrigan—and a gorgeous wreck of a house, set in the magnificent French countryside. Though the house was an empty, gently crumbling shell of its former 18th century self, Corrigan immediately appreciated its excellent bones on his first visit in…

BENTLEY THE BOOK Much like the cars themselves, a stunning illustrated volume profiling the history of the Bentley brand, a name synonymous with innovation. Their 200 mph vehicles…

“Among the noble cities of the world that Fame celebrates, the City of London of the Kingdom of the English, is the one seat that pours out its fame more widely, sends to farther lands its wealth and trade, lifts its head higher than the rest.” —William FitzStephen, c. 1180 Expanding on Assouline’s popular series, The Light of London showcases a new collection of evocative black-and-white images by Jean-Michel Berts. In the twilight of dawn and dusk, when the stately avenues and gritty side streets are empty and silent, London’s smorgasbord of architecture both medieval and modern can be seen with new eyes. Jean-Michel Berts’s camera obscura exposes the unique character of this majestic city when the bustle of the global capital is stilled. “Architecture is the cultural reflection of a civilization” Jean-Michel Berts Jean-Michel Berts has been a photographer since age sixteen. With his first Rolleiflex camera he became…

Traveling alone can be a most indulging experience, take author of ‘Eat Pray Love’ Elizabeth Gilbert’s experience for example. What a monumental experience! There is a stigma and…