A new revised and expanded edition of the Handbook of Fakes by Tuduc will be presented in Berlin, at the Volkmann-Treffen 2012. It is based on a large body of examples attributable to the workshop of Teodor Tuduc and his entourage together with authentic examples, which served as prototypes for his forgeries.
In December 2008 the volume Antique Ottoman Rugs in Transylvania has been awarded the G. Oprescu Prize of the Romanian Academy in History of Art. This is the most important award for a book in Romania and also one of the very rare academic awards for a carpet book, worldwide.
Budapest, September 2007. The Hungarian version of the book, dedicated to Ferenc Batári, was presented on the second anniversary of his death.
Feri’s vast knowledge of the complex history of the region, including the religious background and the trade with the Ottoman Empire, qualifies him as the greatest expert on ‘Transylvanian’ carpets of the 20th century. As a rug scholar Feri had a life-long experience on Anatolian weaving.
As a consultant to the project, Ferenc Batári has been a major contributor to this work.
In the section In Memoriam Ferenc Batári the editor assembled short articles written by some of the closest friends of Feri: Edmund De Unger, Dr Nazan Ölçer, Dr Beata Biedronska-Slota and Prof Géza Fehérvári .
The complex process of reviewing the translation is due to the efforts of:
Dr. Emese Pásztor, Museum of Applied Arts in Budapest, Andrea Papp from the History Museum of Transylvania in Cluj, and of rug enthusiast Botond Bilibók, Concorde, Budapest.