This limited edition book focuses on silks and
garments made for members of the Ottoman imperial family. Outstanding examples
of kaftans and flalvars designed and tailored for ceremonial and ordinary use
are selected from the collections of Topkapi Palace. The images presented in
this volume, supported by expert commentaries, will usher in a new understanding
of the Ottoman aesthetic achievement and of the design philosophy behind it.
Superb full-page images, outstanding color reproduction and printing by Amilcare
Pizzi of Milan, on highest-quality German paper. 30X41 cm., 220 pages (145 color
pages), hardbound in special Japanese cloth and presented in slipcase. Works to
be published by the end of 1997 and first half of 1998.
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