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ATIL, Esin

ISBN 10: 0810918552 / ISBN 13: 9780810918559
Published by Abrams, NY, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover

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FINE condition in NEAR FINE dust jacket. HARDCOVER. 1987. FIRST EDITION. AS NEW, bound in desert-sand cloth with gold decorative titles in beautifully illustrated wraps. Square and tight, UNREAD, original price intact. Oversize, 356pp. Six fine serpentine indentations on the decorative gold of the wraps, else FINE. Celebration of Turkish art and artisans established during the reign of Suleyman I, 1520-1566. 286 illustrations throughout, including 250 plates in full color. Truly a magnificent book. Bookseller Inventory # 000185

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Publisher: Abrams, NY

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Examines the textiles, ceramics, furniture, illustrated books, and other decorative art of the 16th century Turkish empire

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Suleyman, who doubled the size of the Ottoman Empire during his reign, was a contemporary of Elizabeth I and Martin Luther. A strong patron of the arts, he maintained imperial studios where decorative themes invented for manuscript illumination were extended to pottery, tiles, woven silks, carpets and jewelry. This was an age when calligraphy was practiced by kings as well as copyists, and when ceramics as fine as the best Ming pottery poured forth from Turkish kilns. A touring exhibition focuses on works on loan from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul; among the rewards of this handsomely illustrated catalogue are drawings of fantastic flying creatures, realistic scenes of natural beauty, daily articles such as embroidered handkerchiefs, ivory belts and mirrors.
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