Turkish Traditional Art Today

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Indiana University Press, 1993 - Design - 947 pages
Turkish Traditional Art Today presents the living arts and artists of Turkey. It is simultaneously an ethnographic inquiry into the nature of art, an introduction to modern Turkey, and a model study of folk art, combining the theories of folklore, anthropology, cultural geography, and art history. Describing his research in the cities, towns, and mountain villages, Glassie ranges widely across media. He tells of architecture, calligraphy, woodworking, and earthenware, but lays particular emphasis on the brilliant, underglaze-painted ceramics of Kutahya and the rich, piled carpets for which Turkey has been famed for centuries. While searching for the traits that define art and the stylistic complexities that characterize Turkish creativity, Glassie focuses on the artists and their theories and practices as well as the works they produce. The result is an account of the current state of Islamic art and a comprehensive analysis of a deep and lively artistic tradition.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
Istanbul
27
Master Calligrapher
109
Young Master of Calligraphy
121
Handwork in the Factory
143
Woodworking and Representation
151
Woodworking and Artistic Process
165
Time and Spirit
187
The Old Masters Family
475
Young Masters
497
Form and Meaning
513
The Carpets Context
571
Carpet Technique and Life in the Village
631
Innovation in Carpet Design
685
Commerce in the Carpet Tradition
747
TURKISH STYLE
783

Weaving Mastery and Life in the City
199
The Urban Market
303
The Artisans Mevlana
332
Historical Setting
369
Pottery in the Spirited Style
411
Pottery in the Masterly Style
435
A Fourth Summary Style and Meaning
797
A Note on Turkish
873
Bibliography
881
Acknowledgments
921
Gunumuzde Geleneksel Turk Sanati
929
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