Turkish Miniature Paintings and Manuscripts from the Collection of Edwin Binney, 3rd
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $85.00|
| Book Description: |
Examples of the Turkish pictorial arts outside the Topkapu Saray Library in Istanbul are rare--a well-known fact that Dr. Binney demonstrates again in his introduction to this catalogue. Why so rare? For one thing, this art never achieved widespread support or appreciation within the Turkish empire. It was fostered only by the sultan's court and kept within the confines of the royal establishments. The fact that the Turks were Sunnis who followed the canonical law more...