A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Book review 16 : Hat Ve Tezhip Sanatı ( The Art of Calligraphy & Illumination) - T.C. Kultur Ve Turizm Bakanligi

Book Info :

Title : Hat Ve Tezhip Sanatı  ( The Art of Calligraphy & Illumination)
Editor : Ali Riza Ozcan
Publisher : T.C. Kultur Ve Turizm Bakanligi
Printer : YAPIM
Pages : 537 pages
ISBN : 978-975-17-3470-9

Review :

This is a thick book measuring 12" x 10" x 1.75" as well as one of the most important books for those who wants to dig further the art history of calligraphy and illumination. This book is written entirely in Turkish language and compiled of more than 30 articles and research papers written by Turkish experts. The book is divided into 2 parts. The first part details on the history of Arabic calligraphy and its evolution especially in hte Ottoman world. The second part of this book covers extensively on the art of illumination. . Almost 70% of the content filled with beautiful colorful pictures of calligraphy & illumination works of Ottoman calligraphers. Useful book for my reference. I purchased this book in Istanbul in 2010 for TL150.