The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics
Table of Contents
An empire and its art p. 7 Islam and the Ottoman artistic accomplishment p. 17 Artists in the Ottoman empire : craftsmen and "people of talent" p. 25 The beginnings of Ottoman ceramic art at Iznik p. 43 The ceramics of Iznik and the Ottoman court style p. 59 The emergence of underglaze tiles as building decoration p. 67 Heavenly gardens and enchanted forests in the marketplace p. 117 Depictions, metaphors, and vignettes p. 173 Religious functions and Iznik ceramics p. 199 The patronage of the "people of the book" p. 203 The heavy hand of history p. 207 The legacy of Ottoman ceramics in east and west p. 215 Meaning and understandings p. 229 Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th December 2004
Dimensions (cm): 33.7 x 25.5 x 2.4
Weight (kg): 2.17
Edition Number: 1
This product is categorised byBooktopia Gift Guides » Everything Lavish » Art
Booktopia Gift Guides » Everything Lavish » History
Non-Fiction » Antiques & Collectables » Ceramics & Glass
Non-Fiction » Arts & Entertainment » Art Forms » Ceramic Arts » Ceramics in Art
Non-Fiction » History » Regional & National History » European History
In this beautifully illustrated book, Walter Denny presents a vision of one of the best-known and most internationally renowned Islamic art forms: Iznik ceramics.
Covering both Iznik pieces de forme and the famous Iznik tiles that decorate Ottoman imperial monuments, the book integrates the entire spectrum of Iznik production, both tiles and wares, and the broader artistic tradition in which it originated.
The book showcases the array of motifs, floral, vegetal, and figurative used on Iznik wares, looks at the relationship between non-Moslem communities and the Ottoman empire, and closes with an examination of the rich stylistic heritage that Iznik ceramics have given to Western art.
Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, this is a panoramic overview of a spectacular and refined art form.