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Thompson, Jon

Works: 30 works in 106 publications in 6 languages and 1,413 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Political fiction  Fiction  Humorous fiction  Novels  History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Conference papers and proceedings  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: ND190, 750.11
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Most widely held works by Jon Thompson
Hunt for paradise : court arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576 by Jon Thompson( Book )

15 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This lavish catalogue documents the most opulent period of later Persian history through over one hundred twenty five superlative works of art from public and private collections in Europe, North America and Asia, including Iran. The volume, which examines pieces chosen for their exceptional quality and historical importance, includes works in all media-carpets, paintings, metalwork, ceramics, lacquer and hardstones. "Hunt for Paradise is the first exhibition catalogue to bring together these treasures from many countries in order to present a unique and comprehensive picture of the art of the Safavid court. This serious and original contribution to the study of Persian art and culture is of the highest quality and includes critical text by leading specialists in the field
How to read a modern painting : understanding and enjoying the modern masters by Jon Thompson( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Dutch and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And provides biographical information to help the reader unlock the painting's meaning
Turkmen, tribal carpets and traditions by Louise W Mackie( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inner worlds outside by Jon Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume investigates the parallels between insider and outsider art, and the impact of unknown outsiders on some of the greatest names of 20th century art
Carpet magic : the art of carpets from the tents, cottages, and workshops of Asia by Jon Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nomadic peoples of Iran by Richard Tapper( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Textiles through the ages by Ruth Barnes( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carpets and textiles in the Iranian World 1400-1700 : proceedings of the conference held at the Ashmolean Museum on 30-31 August 2003( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Timbuktu to Tibet : exotic rugs & textiles from New York collectors by Jon Thompson( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of New York's Hajji Baba Club, the first rug and textile society in the USA. This is more than a catalogue, Dr. Thompson's text is accompanied by more than two hundred additional historic, ethnographic and contextual images, most previously unpublished, showing how the objects were made and used, the people who made them, and their way of life
Milestones in the history of carpets by Jon Thompson( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shelter in place : a novel by David Leavitt( Book )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the Saturday after the 2016 presidential election, and in a plush weekend house in Connecticut, an intimate group of friends, New Yorkers all, has gathered to recover from what they consider the greatest political catastrophe of their lives. They have just sat down to tea when their hostess, Eva Lindquist, proposes a dare. Who among them would be willing to ask Siri how to assassinate Donald Trump? Liberal and like-minded-editors, writers, a decorator, a theatre producer, and one financial guy, Eva's husband, Bruce-the friends have come to the countryside in the hope of restoring the bubble in which they have grown used to living. Yet with the exception of one brash and obnoxious book editor, none is willing to accept Eva's challenge. A comic portrait of the months immediately following the 2016 election, Shelter in Place is also a meditation on the unreliable appetites-for love, for power, for freedom-by which both our public and private lives are shaped
Het oosterse tapijt by Jon Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Dutch and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geschiedenis, techniek, stijlkenmerken en achtergronden van het oosterse tapijt
Von Konya bis Kokand : seltene Orientteppiche : rare oriental carpets by Eberhart Herrmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The visible woman by Allison Funk( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Visible Woman, Allison Funk writes of how women often disappear into the roles expected of them, becoming invisible to themselves. To fill in "the thin / chalk outline" of herself that she's "drawn and erased" for as long as she can remember, Funk returns to the anatomical model of "The Visible Woman" she left unassembled as a child. With poems rather than the kit's plastic organs and bones, she strives to "create a likeness / to embody herself." In her efforts at self-representation, the poet is guided by the visual artist Louise Bourgeois- her real-life model of a woman who proved that art gives us a way of recognizing ourselves. ALLISON FUNK is the author of five previous books of poems, including Wonder Rooms, from Free Verse Editions of Parlor Press. The recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, and the Society of Midland Authors Poetry Prize, she is a Professor Emerita at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville"--
Cry baby mystic by Daniel Tiffany( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bobbing alongside Margery Kempe-an illiterate medieval mystic who dictated the first autobiography in English-the ragged voice of this book-length poem Cry Baby Mystic finds itself drawn into strange predicaments that are not its own and ferried into abandoned spaces by the gearing of stardom and shame. The revolving sentences overheard by the reader-a muffled chorus of Brechtian aftershocks--survive only as traces of sorrow now craved by all who have known it: sound gossiping the unsound, the excess of the pilgrim. A person climbs out and never comes home. Daniel Tiffany is the author of six full-length collections of poetry and five volumes of literary criticism, along with translations of Greek, French, and Italian writers. He is a recipient of the Berlin Prize, awarded by the American Academy in Berlin"--
Here city by Rick Snyder( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The finely tuned lyrics in Here City chart the psychic harmonies and dislocations of real and virtual urban landscapes. Combining the observational acuity of the Objectivists with irreverent wit of the New York School poets, this collection provocatively asks what it means to write "lyric poetry after America." RICK SNYDER is the author of Escape from Combray (Ugly Duckling, 2009) and six chapbooks. His poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Conduit, Fence, jubilat, LIT, Posit, and other journals, as well as in the Poetry Society of America's Poem-A-Day project and the syndicated column American Life in Poetry. He is also a translator and scholar. His translations of ancient poetry have appeared in Circumference, jubilat, Ping Pong, and other journals, and his articles on modern and contemporary poetry and translation have appeared in Jacket, Occasion, and Radical Society. He currently lives in Long Beach, California, and is an assistant teaching professor in the classics department at the University of California, Irvine"--
Parallel resting places : poems by Laura Wetherington( Book )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize. Selected by Peter Gizzi. What happens when a poet tries to filter the untranslatable from another language? The rush of unknowing, decoding the wind, the body becomes an antenna. Following behind Jack Spicer's After Lorca and swinging its ovaries, Laura Wetherington's second book uses the concept of translation to create original poems from the work of writers like Liliane Giraudon, Marie Étienne, Dominique Fourcade, and Jean-Marie Gleize. These poems run through a liminal linguistic space where meaning, mishearing, and dreams collide, sometimes midsentence, where they hinge into song: "My man animal took shape in a shadow, / climbed over an obstacle, / became the void." Interstitial love letters to queer writers process a miscarriage, the most recent election, and queer puppy love. This is a book of yearning-for a foreign tongue, for a body growing inside the body, and for a form of communication that can capture feeling. LAURA WETHERINGTON's first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance, was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the National Poetry Series. She published a chapbook with Bateau Press, chosen by Arielle Greenberg for the Keel Hybrid Competition. Her work appears in Narrative, Michigan Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, FENCE, and VOLT, among others, and in three anthologies, The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare (Nightboat Books), Choice Words: Writers on Abortion (Haymarket Books), and 60 Morning Talks (Ugly Duckling Presse)"--
Carpets : from the tents, cottages and workshops of Asia by Jon Thompson( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seltene Orientteppiche : [Anläßlich der IX. Herbstausstellung vom 30.10. - 28.11.1987 in userer Galerie, Theatinerstr. 42 in München] by Eberhart Herrmann( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Hunt for paradise : court arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576
How to read a modern painting : understanding and enjoying the modern mastersInner worlds outsideThe nomadic peoples of IranTextiles through the ages
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Tūmsūn, Ǧūn