+612 9045 4394
Iznik : The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics - Walter B Denny


The Artistry of Ottoman Ceramics

Hardcover Published: 13th December 2004
ISBN: 9780500511923
Number Of Pages: 240

Share This Book:


RRP $150.00
or 4 easy payments of $24.69 with Learn more
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

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.

An empire and its artp. 7
Islam and the Ottoman artistic accomplishmentp. 17
Artists in the Ottoman empire : craftsmen and "people of talent"p. 25
The beginnings of Ottoman ceramic art at Iznikp. 43
The ceramics of Iznik and the Ottoman court stylep. 59
The emergence of underglaze tiles as building decorationp. 67
Heavenly gardens and enchanted forests in the marketplacep. 117
Depictions, metaphors, and vignettesp. 173
Religious functions and Iznik ceramicsp. 199
The patronage of the "people of the book"p. 203
The heavy hand of historyp. 207
The legacy of Ottoman ceramics in east and westp. 215
Meaning and understandingsp. 229
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780500511923
ISBN-10: 0500511926
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 13th December 2004
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 33.0 x 24.5  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 2.18
Edition Number: 1