Portraits and Caftans of the Ottoman Sultans (Trade Edition) design by Assouline

SKU: 9781614281054
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From the founding of the Ottoman dynasty to its fabled territorial conquests, the legacy of the thirty-six Ottoman sultans has undeniably left its mark throughout history. Coupled with their military prowess, artistic patronage, and expert political command, the sultans’ clothes represented the ultimate in status and wealth. With gold thread, fur linings, diamond studding, and vibrant colors, their clothing was as decadent as—if not more so than—the lifestyle these rulers led. Featuring exquisite portraits and lavishly decorated caftans, this large-format volume beautifully presents imagery that speaks to the magnificence of the Ottoman Empire and its legendary sultans.
 
Text by Nurhan Atasoy
With the collaboration of Irem Kinay
ISBN: 9781614281054
13 x 16.6 in – 33 x 77.5 cm | 128 pages | 74 illustrations
hardcover with jacket
 
 
Professor Nurhan Atasoy completed her PhD in Fine Arts and Art History in 1962 at Istanbul University. She currently serves as the resident scholar at the Turkish Cultural Foundation, where she regularly lectures on Turkish art. Professor Atasoy has lectured on Turkish and Islamic art at congresses throughout the world; curated international exhibitions; and has published over one hundred articles and twenty-two books on the subject, including Iznik: Ottoman Pottery of Turkey (1989); IPEK: Imperial Ottoman Silks and Velvets (2001); and Impressions of Ottoman Culture in Europe (2012).
 

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Designer: Assouline
Product Type: Coffee Table Books
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