Antiques & Collectibles

A Tale of Warp and Weft: Fort Street Studio

This illustrated book tells the story of artists Brad Davis and Janis Provisor and their discovery of the ancient practice of carpet weaving in China.

This book provides a fascinating look at the intricate transformation of a watercolor painting to a beautiful silk carpet, examining the step-by-step process that led to a revolutionary "painterly" style in modern carpet design and manufacture.

This volume offers beautifully photographed and printed views of these sumptuous carpets in rooms designed by some of the world's leading interior designers. The carpets have been collected by luminaries in the design, fashion, and art worlds including curators Mark Rosenthal and Allan Schwartzman, Joseph Ettedgui, founder of the Joseph brand, Pierre Alexis-Dumas, creative director of Hermès, and celebrities such as Steve Martin, Madonna, and Brad Pitt, among others.

Experience the highs and humorous lows of Davis and Provisor's adventures in Asia as they track down the best in materials and craftsmanship, as well as the most authentic cuisine in each region.

About The Author

Brad Davis studied at St. Olaf College, the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the University of Minnesota. Janis Provisor studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. Michael Boodro is an adviser to the Design Leadership Network and hosts The Chairish Podcast. He was editor in chief of Elle Decor, editor of Martha Stewart Living, Culture and Travel, and Garden Design, and features editor of Vogue. Mark Pollack is a textile designer, former associate professor at the Moore College of Art and Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, and founder of Pollack & Associates, a renowed consultant to the interior-furnishings industry and to many museum collections. Pilar Viladas is a journalist and writer, former design editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Progressive Architecture, and House & Garden magazines. She has written three books on interiors.

  • Publish Date: April 13, 2021
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles - Rugs
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 9-1/2 x 12-1/4
  • Pages: 288
  • US Price: $75.00
  • CDN Price: $100.00
  • ISBN: 978-88-918296-2-7

Author Bookshelf: Pilar Viladas

Author Bookshelf: Michael Boodro