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Ipek: Imperial Ottoman silks and velvets. With contribution by Serife Atlihan, Beata Biedronska-Slotowa, Harald Bohmer, Inna Vishnevskaia. Compiled and edited by Julien Raby and Alison Effeny.

ATASOY, NURHAN - WALTER B. DENNY - LOUISE W. MACKIE - HULYA TEZCAN

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ISBN 10: 1898592195 / ISBN 13: 9781898592198
Published by Istanbul: Azimuth Edition Limited on behalf of TEB Iletisim ve Yayincilik A.S. 2001., Istanbul:, 2001
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ATASOY, NURHAN - WALTER B. DENNY - LOUISE W. MACKIE - HULYA TEZCAN Ipek: Imperial Ottoman silks and velvets. With contribution by Serife Atlihan, Beata Biedronska-Slotowa, Harald Bohmer, Inna Vishnevskaia. Compiled and edited by Julien Raby and Alison Effeny. Istanbul: Azimuth Edition Limited on behalf of TEB Iletisim ve Yayincilik A.S. 2001. Folio, 360 p., fully color and b/w ills. Original cloth binding. Dust wrapper. New Oversize and very heavy volume. Please contact for postage cost. ISBN: 9781898592198 CATALOG: Turkish & Islamic arts KEYWORDS: Silk Velvet Weaving fabrics Ottoman art Ottoman Court History of art "This book is the result of an international research project under-taken over a number of years. It is the first major study of Ottoman textiles to attempt a classification of the key technical and decorative categories, and is also the first to offer a catalogue of dateable textiles. The authors not only draw on the famous collections of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul and other major museums around the world, but have rediscovered many lesser-known fabrics in ecclesiastical treasuries in Russia and Central Europe. New research in the Ottoman archives has shed documentary lihgt on the legislation of silk production, and on the competing industries of Bursa and Istanbul. Examples of the three weaves favoured by the Ottomans, seraser (cloth of gold and the silver), kadife (velvet) and kemha (a type of brocaded fabric) are illustrated in full-page colour illustrations, and black-and-white figures of many of the key design groups demonstrate the creativity of Ottoman weavers.". Bookseller Inventory # 10331

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Title: Ipek: Imperial Ottoman silks and velvets. ...

Publisher: Istanbul: Azimuth Edition Limited on behalf of TEB Iletisim ve Yayincilik A.S. 2001., Istanbul:

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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Status symbols, diplomatic gifts, artistic mediums and economic treasures--figured silk fabrics were among the most powerful and most characteristic artistic products of the Ottoman Empire. Wars were fought for control of silk revenues, and governments devoted major bureaucratic efforts toward the organization, regulation and taxation of silk production. Ipek: The Crescent & the Rose is the most comprehensive and magnificently illustrated overview of Ottoman silk textiles of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Its lavish, full-bleed, six-color reproductions of fabrics from the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, and from lesser-known ecclesiastical treasuries in the Balkans, Sweden, Poland and Russia, demonstrate the creativity of Ottoman weavers in rich detail, and will appeal to anyone with an interest in design or a general appreciation for visual delights. Accompanied by scholarly essays that shed light on the different historical, legislative, economic and technological factors that determined the history of these textiles.

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Nurhan Atasoy, formerly Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Letters, Istanbul University, is a distinguished lecturer, author, and organizer of exhibitions on the history of the arts in Turkey. Among her major projects are the international traveling exhibition "The Anatolian Civilisations" and a previous book "Iznik: The Pottery of Ottoman Turkey."
Walter Denny is Professor of Art History and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, and Honorary Curator of Carpets and Textiles at the Harvard University Art Museums.
Louise W. Mackie is Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Hulya Tezcan is Curator of Textiles at the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, and Assistant Professor in the Master's program at the Yildiz Technical University in Instanbul. She has previously written a catalog in Arabic on the textile coverings for the Kaaba in Mecca.

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