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Old August 22nd, 2018, 03:51 PM   #29
Kay Dee
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Steve, image quality truly excellent / superb in both books, although more than a few carpets 'ruined' somewhat IMHO by making double page spreads of them in Kingston Collection book, when single page would have sufficed, as it does more than adequately in Hoffmeister Collection book. Probably more descriptive text in Kingston though (as half Hoffs in German) while possibly more images in Hoffs, given advantage was fully taken by using single pages for photos. And last but not least, Tsareva consider a leading expert today on said Turkmen pieces, and both books published 'recently' i.e. 2016 and 2011 respectively..

Quite possibly you experts may find fault here or there, but they are lavishly produce books with what appears to be copious amounts of info on selected tribes, especially in Kingston, but as I said, while photo reproduction same in both books (i.e. excellent), Hoffs layout better (as no double page spreads). So a small 'drawback' along different lines in both books, but still what I'd call excellent, judged against any rug book I have seen. Of course, I haven't looked much at books on Turkmans, (or Beluchis, etc, for that matter) since the 1990s, but................. .......I do have a lot of others.

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