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Treasury of Turkish Designs (Dover Pictorial Archives) Paperback – 20 Feb 1989

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc. (20 Feb. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486255948
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486255941
  • Product Dimensions: 28.4 x 21.1 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,266,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 3 Oct. 2002
Format: Paperback
This book gives hours of inspiration to craftspeople and designers. It contains 670 copy free illustration of Ottoman Turkish pottery from 15th to the early 17th centuries. The motifs are very clear and extreemly easy to reproduce on china. An added bonus to the book is its very cheap price.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good designs, but would like color plates.... 12 Aug. 2000
By AxeTopher - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
A very good sourcebook for Turkish (Iznik) Pottery motifs from the 1475-1660's. The designs are large and very clear, but they are only in B&W. This book is really good for people who want to learn about Turkish floral designs. There aren't very many geometric designs, or explanations about how's and why's (i.e. the book shows you the designs, but they don't explain why it's used or it's significance...though at the beginning of the book there is a short explanation...)This book is GREAT for ARTISTS! Though it doesn't tell you how to start your own design motif, there are so many examples, that it isn't hard to figure out! I thought this book was really helpful to me! (I am trying to design a pseudo-Turkish design for my own serving platter.)
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Usefull source for Turkish traditional design students 30 April 2000
By Nursen Oztop - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a real treasury for one interested in Turkish design art/illumination. (TEZHIP in Turkish) I`m interested in calligraphy and illumination as a hobby and this book is a very good source with its traditional Iznik pottery motifs. The only missing point for me is lack of colourfull pictures of Iznik plates. Everybody interested in design and pottery should see this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Treasury of Turkish Designs 12 May 2008
By April - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is, as other people have stated, black line drawings of turkish designs. There is not any historical information in this book but the simple pictures are very useful for learning the specific motifs of the Iznik era. I am a ceramic BFA student and found this book very useful as a source of inspirations that I could draw from in designing my own floral motifs.
1.0 out of 5 stars Expected better 14 Sept. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Wow what a great topic. What a great cover. Turkish ceramic design is all bout color and beautiful graphics. Where is the color? There is NO color (well about 2 pages!). This is all just B&W line drawings!! Would be a great deal at $.25 with free freight.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 Jan. 2016
By Barbara Rice - Published on Amazon.com
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