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Old September 24th, 2012, 09:53 AM   #6
Martin Andersen
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 63

Hi Filiberto

uh, so its in Italian too, wonder when it will come in Danish

I am not qualified to disagree that Volkmar Gantzhorn might have some good points regarding the Armenians as carpet weavers. But I can see he has a very bad point regarding pseudo-kufic and the Seljuk rugs in writing that Romanos II was Armenian.

And sure the photographic reproductions are great, but they are all accompanied with misleading graphic illustrations which forces each and every rug pattern to be originated in christian crosses, actually terrible manipulative.

If the general level of facts and interpretations is like the section on the Seljuk rugs, and the book is the most widespread rug book in the world, then I hope someone will make the effort to put up a thorough critical review online. I do think this book will mislead a lot of people for a long time to come. Perhaps it could be a worthy topic for a tread or a salon which would pop-up in google search on Volkmar Gantzhorn along with all the good buying offers?

best Martin
(who got the book for 5,75$, sure a good bargain for the photos)

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