Ceramic tiles have been produced for over a thousand years in the heartlands of the Islamic world, from Iraq in the ninth century to Turkey in the nineteenth. Superb color photographs and informative text make this book a treasure for anyone interested in art and design.
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16th century Abbasid al-Din Anatolia Aq Saray architecture blue and turquoise blue-and-white British Museum built Central Asia centre ceramic chinoiserie cobalt blue craftsmen cuerda seca tiles Damascus dated aH decorated depicted designs Diam earthenware examples excavated facade fifteenth century floral fourteenth century frieze tiles Fustat glazed bricks green half of 16th Il-Khanid Iran Iranian Iraq Isfahan Istanbul Iznik Kashan Kiitahya kilns lotus flowers lustre tiles madrasah Mamluk Masjid-i mihrab minai Mongol monuments mosaic and cuerda mosque motifs moulded Muhammad naskhi opaque white glaze Ottoman overglaze overglaze lustre painted in underglaze palace period polychrome potters produced Qairouan Qur'anic Rectangular tile Safavid Samarqand Samarra Seljuq Shah Shah-i Zindah Shahnameh Shiite shrine stone stone-paste style Sultan surah Syria Tabriz Takht-i Sulayman technique thirteenth century tile mosaic tilemakers tilework Timur Timurid tomb Topkapi Saray Turkey turquoise turquoise glaze underglaze underglaze blue underglaze cobalt underglaze-painted vessels and tiles wares workshops