TURKISH MINIATURE PAINTING by Emil-Ed. Esin

TURKISH MINIATURE PAINTING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Here is a fourth volume in the Tuttle series, Art Treasures in Asia. Spanning twelve centuries (6th cent. A.D. to the 18th) the twelve color plates and many black and white illustrations bespeak many vital elements in Turkish history: strains of nomadic civilization, the impact of the Ottoman Empire, the force of Mohammedanism. Highly decorative, these paintings should have a strong appeal to lovers of orientalia, particularly as they are not widely known, and are accompanied by a text which gives specific details as to the symbolic application of form and color. Attractively produced, Turkish Miniature Painting is suggested as a reasonable and tasteful gift selection.

Publisher: Tuttle