In Pursuit of Excellence

Essay by Oleg Grabar and Nazan Olcer

This limited edition will appeal not only to collectors interested in Turkish and Islamic art but also to artists and designers looking for sources of inspiration in non-Western art. The museum’s world-famous collections of Seljuk, Ottoman, and early Islamic art-Qurans, manuscripts, wood and stone carvings, metalwork, ceramics, and carpets-are presented as large-format images. The accompanying essays are by Prof Oleg Grabar, a respected authority on Islamic art; Dr Nazan Olcer, director of the museum; and other museum curators.

26 by 36.5 cms, 260 pages. Hardbound in Setalux cloth and presented in a slipcase.


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