Moscow: Muz Vostoka, 2014. Sewn pb. Scholars in recent years have been revising the traditional view that the culture of the Ottoman Empire reached its acme in the sixteenth century and from then on was in a period of steady decline. Using visual documents, the author deals with the same theme showing how applied and decorative arts attained aesthetic excellence in various periods and also through the Islamic content had a unifying effect on the varied regions and ethnic groups which the Ottoman comprised. Works come from museum and private collections, such as the State Museum of the Arts of Asian Peoples (Muzei Vostoka, Museum of the Oriental Culture). She focuses especially on ceramics and textiles. 315 p., 27 cm, 80 color, Rus. with summary and title page in ENGLISH. Item #403
Chapter titles: Contents: 1. Organization of craft production in the Ottoman Empire: forms of production, political and social changes from the 17th to the 18th c., sources of raw materials; 2. Difficulties of attributing "Ottoman style" and methods of attribution; 3. Crafts as a reflection of social, cultural and economic conditions.