Carpet

Lecture

COLORS OF ANATOLIA: READING CARPETS OF THE OTTOMAN PERIOD

by WALTER DENNY
Distinguished Professor of Art History,
University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Saturday, December 12, 2015 | 4:00 pm
Goethe-Institut
170 Beacon Street, Boston

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Carpet

In his illustrated talk Professor Denny will discuss the rich historical tradition of carpet weaving in Anatolia during the Ottoman Empire  (roughly 1300-1900) in commercial workshops, humble village homes, and nomadic encampments.  The lecture will concentrate on the ways in which design heritage was passed through the centuries from generation to generation, allowing us to "read" in a more recent carpet the story of its artistic past.

Carpet Weaving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WALTER DENNY
Writer, Psychologist

Prof. Walter Denny

Walter Denny is Distinguished Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds consulting positions at The Textile Museum (Washington) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York).  He is also Guest Curator at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where his new exhibition The Carpet and the Connoisseur: The James F. Ballard Collection of Oriental Rugs will open on March 6, 2016.