Iznik : the artistry of Ottoman ceramics / Walter B. Denny.

Published
  • London ; New York : Thames & Hudson c2004
Physical description
239 p. : col. ill. ; 34 cm.
ISBN
  • 0500511926 (hbk.)
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 236) and index.
Audience
  • adult
Contents
  • An empire and its art -- Islam and the Ottoman artistic accomplishment -- Artists in the Ottoman Empire: craftsmen and "people of talent" -- The beginnings of Ottoman ceramic art at Iznik -- The ceramics of Iznik and the Ottoman court style -- The emergence of underglaze tiles as building decoration -- Heavenly gardens and enchanted forests in the marketplace -- Depictions, metaphors, and vignettes -- Religious functions and Iznik ceramics -- The patronage of the "people of the book" -- The heavy hand of history -- The legacy of Ottoman ceramics in east and west -- Meanings and understandings.
Genre
  • Bibliography
  • Illustrated
Language
  • English

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