Damascus Tiles

Damascus Tiles Mamluk and Ottoman Architectural Ceramics from Syria

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Synopsis

Architectural ceramic decoration is one of the most celebrated manifestations of the arts of Islam. Spanning a period from the 13th to the 20th century, the tiles featured in this book exhibit a rich range of influences from Persia, Turkey, China and even Europe. A renowned specialist in the field of Islamic and Indian art, Arthur Millner explores the historical context that allowed the uniquely creative achievement of Syrian craftsmen to flourish, and why tiles from this region are less restricted in artistic expression than those from better-known centers of production. The complex and interconnected nature of tile designs, techniques and color palettes is explored, highlighting what is distinctive about Damascus ceramics and how they relate to tiles produced in other parts of the Islamic world. Finally, the author traces the journey made by many of these tiles to the West, embellishing the interiors of wealthy clients as Islamic art became both fashionable and influential in late-19th-century art and design.

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Prestel

Prestel

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Book information

ISBN: 9783791381473
Publisher: Prestel
Imprint: Prestel
Pub date:
DEWEY: 738.6095691
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 3260g
Height: 347mm
Width: 298mm
Spine width: 34mm