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The age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent Book by Esin Atıl



The age of Sultan Su¨leyman the Magnificent Book by Esin Atil National Gallery of Art, 1987 - Art ottoman - Expositions - 356 pages This catalog accompanied the first comprehensive exhibition of Turkish art devoted to the most celebrated period of Ottoman history, the reign of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent. A brilliant jurist, Süleyman was also a discerning collector, a significant patron, and an accomplished poet. He, as well as his wife, daughter, sons, and court officials, commissioned many architectural monuments and literary and historical texts. The sophisticated patronage of Süleyman and his court nurtured the high standards and creativity that came to typify Ottoman art of the 16th century. The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, with more than 200 judiciously chosen works of art, includes manuscripts (with examples of Süleyman’s own poetry) as well as jeweled vessels, silks, painted ceramics, and other sumptuous objects created in the imperial studios under the guidelines established by the sultan. 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. Esin Atil Photos with Artifacts in it National Gallery of Art, Washington Harry, N. Abrams, Inc. New York Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc. Examines the textiles, ceramics, furniture, illustrated books, and other decorative art of the 16th century Turkish empire This is a beautiful coffee table or library book.


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    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
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