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The Bulfinch Guide to Carpets : How to Identify, Classify, and Evaluate Antique Carpets and RugsTotal Hits - 1171  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Antique Oriental carpets are objects of fascination the world over. This richly textured, lavishly illustrated guide enables the reader to recognize the stylistic characteristics of a wide variety of carpets and to appreciate more fully the beauty and history of each. The first part of the book charts the development of carpets as objects of both artistic merit and craftsmanship, tracing their history from surviving sixteenth-century examples up to the early twentieth century. From the Zel-i-Sultan motif to the herati design, patterns, techniques, materials, styles, and colors are discussed in detail. The second part of the book focuses on the major areas of production, including Anatolia, Persia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, India, and China, as well as a few European sites. Over 350 illustrations depict hundreds of examples of colorful rugs and include informative diagrams and drawings. The illuminating text and the extensive illustrations of The Bulfinch Guide to Carpets make this inclusive and practical guide a must-have for carpet lovers, collectors, decorators, craftsmen, and all those who appreciate the intrigue and luxury of Oriental carpets.
ISBN: 0821220578   Date Published on 10/1/1993
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Carpets and Rugs of Europe and AmericaTotal Hits - 1402  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In this comprehensive volume, Sarah Sherrill examines Western carpet design and production from the Middle Ages to the present, in styles that range from magnificent palatial creations to delightful folk designs. With hundreds of dazzling illustrations, Sherrill's authoritative text includes chapters on Moorish weavers and the golden age of carpets in Spain; the exquisite carpets of the Savonnerie , Aubusson, and Beauvais in France; productions from Moorfields, Exeter, and Axminster in England; the intriguing but little-studied rugs of Eastern European countries; the charming and resourceful rugs of America; and an important chapter on modern designs that offers an extensive survey of rugs created by leading artists and architects of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Sherrill's stimulating text, based on years of research, brims with interesting new findings, not only on the history and design of these works, but also technological developments that had an often unrecognized effect on rug design and production.
ISBN: 1558593837   Date Published on 1/1/1996
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Carpeting the millionsTotal Hits - 1157  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Carpeting the Millions: The Growth of Britain's Carpet Industry
ISBN: 0859760251   Date Published on 1/1/1978
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Broadlooms and Businessmen: A History of the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet CompanyTotal Hits - 1992  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (14)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
In the closing months of 1945, James D. Wise, the President of the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company, Inc., of Lowell inquired if the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration would be interested in writing a history of his company. The history written shows the evolution of what in 1951 became the Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company as a result of a merger of eleven predecessor companies whose roots can be traced back to 1825. Leaders in point of time, leaders in scale of operations, leaders in mechanization, in market extension, and in integration, the predecessors of Bigelow-Sanford literally made carpet history. This study of the development of this company is therefore more than an exercise in the background of a single firm; it is a survey of the origins and growth of an important American industry over a period of 125 years.
ISBN: 1583483020   Date Published on 6/1/1999
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A Building Service Contractor's Guide to Carpet CareTotal Hits - 2366  |  Hits Today - 0 Rating:   Rating Average (25)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Covers the basics of carpet cleaning: types of carpet construction, carpet fiber, the chemistry of cleaning, types of soil, carpet-care products, stain identification, carpet maintenance systems, and maintenance cycles. It explains how to clean carpets and carpeting's role in indoor air quality, chemical safety issues, flood restoration, and selection of environmentally preferable cleaning products.
ISBN: 1892725010   Date Published on 12/1/1997
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Carpet Cleaners Guide to Increased Sales and ProfitTotal Hits - 1416  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (13)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This is an essential guide for any professional carpet cleaner or service contractor who wants to generate more business and profit. Step-by-step instructions are provided on pre-planning, referrals, phone usage, plus options for marketing, advertising, brochures and follow-up calls. Learn how to establish repeat business, handle estimates and objections. This book is full of ideas that will bring you more customers, money and profit.
ISBN: 0944352014   Date Published on 6/8/1989
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Carpet Procurement and Maintenance for the 90'sTotal Hits - 1130  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (10)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Carpet Procurement and Maintenance for the Nineties
ISBN: 0961706406   Date Published on 9/1/1987
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Carpet Specifier's HandbookTotal Hits - 1179  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (19)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Carpet Specifier's Handbook
ISBN: 0318351307   Date Published on 12/1/1987
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The Complete Carpet ManualTotal Hits - 1239  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The Complete Carpet Manual
ISBN: 0912526602   Date Published on 10/1/1992
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Flooring Products and Hardwood Flooring in Hong KongTotal Hits - 1982  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (22)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The primary audience for this report is managers involved with the highest levels of the strategic planning process, and consultants who help their clients with this task. The user will not only benefit from the hundreds of hours that went into the methodology and its application, but also from its alternative perspective on strategic planning in Hong Kong.

This report helps executives evaluate strategic investment and entry alternatives in Hong Kong. In order to evaluate Hong Kong, Icon Group International, Inc. draws on a methodology developed by Professor Philip Parker at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. The methodology decomposes a country's strategic potential along two key dimensions: (1) latent demand, and (2) accessibility. A country may have very high latent demand, yet have low accessibility, making it a less attractive market than many smaller potential countries having higher levels of accessibility.

This report provides a strategic profile of Hong Kong along these lines. Throughout the discussion, literally hundreds of statistics on Hong Kong are benchmarked against regional and global averages. The reader can thus quickly understand where Hong Kong fits into the regional and global perspective. The report first investigates the economic fundamentals affecting Hong Kong. These fundamentals are the source for Hong Kong's latent demand. Then, the subsequent chapters detail Hong Kong's accessibility. This evaluation covers a number of entry alternatives, including export strategies, and local direct investment strategies. If a firm decides to have a local presence in Hong Kong, this requires a strategic understanding of local business conditions. The conditions investigated in this report include local marketing (advertising, distribution, pricing issues) and entry strategies (opening an office, joint venturing, etc.), as well as human resources management (labor laws, costs, regulations). ...
ISBN: 0741807769   Date Published on 4/7/1999