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Atıl, Esin

Works: 76 works in 296 publications in 5 languages and 6,386 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Illustrated works  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: N7385.3.M35, 709.17671074013
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Most widely held works about Esin Atıl
Most widely held works by Esin Atıl
Renaissance of Islam : art of the Mamluks by Esin Atıl( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and Arabic and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tentoonstellingscatalogus (Washington, Museum of Natural History,1981). Met bibliografie. Hoofdstukken over: geillustreerde manuscripten, metaalwerk, glas, keramiek, houtsnijwerk, ivoor, textiel, tapijten
Islamic art & patronage : treasures from Kuwait( Book )

20 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Italian and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkish art( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark survey introduces the reader to the entrancing world of the Seljuk and Ottoman Turkish arts. The Turks dominated the Near East for nearly a thousand years. Between 1300 and 1600, they hewed out an empire that extended over three continents. Through trade, their influence spread into Russia and Europe. Yet their cultural contribution is still not widely appreciated. This book opens unexpected vistas to the nonspecialist and supplements the scholar's knowledge with wealth of illustration and fresh analysis. In his foreword, Oleg Grabar remarks that the imperial character of Ottoman art is most apparent in architecture. The sultans--occasionally their wives and daughters, too--were energetic builders, and they gradually transformed the Turkish heartland into an Islamic country resplendent with mosques, schools, caravansarays, gardens, and mausoleums. In a survey that begins with the 12th-century Seljuk architecture of Anatolia and ends with the Europeanized mosques and palaces of the 19th century, Ülkü Bates shows how Turkish buildings, endowed by the elite, nevertheless clearly reflect the effect of social, political, and religious processes on all classes of society. The arts of the book--calligraphy, illumination, and fine binding--reached extraordinary heights during the Ottoman suzerainty. Hundreds of illustrated volumes preserved in the royal libraries in Istanbul reflect the kind of exquisite aesthetic that can flourish only under exceptionally enlightened royal patronage and also provide an astonishingly lively portrait of a whole society. Esin Atil also surveys the four-century history of the nakkașhane, the royal academy that produced thousands of books as well as a flood of elegant designs for tiles, dishes, rugs, and textiles. These more useful but equally appealing arts--ceramics, carpets, and fabrics--are the subject of sections by Walter B. Denny and Louise W. Mackie. Both ceramics and weaving have evolved major artistic traditions in Turkey. Tiles contributed immeasurably to the beauty of the Ottoman buildings and, as is borne out by innumerable book illustrations, the sheen of beautiful fabrics and flow of beautiful rugs were a vital part of what can only be described as the "art" of courtly life under the sultans. Moreover, Turkish tiles and dishes, garments, and rugs have been admired throughout the West for centuries--ever since Marco Polo described "Turkey Carpets" as the "finest and handsomest in the world." Their subtle, complex, and luminously colored designs still enchant us today. An admirably thorough yet succinct chapter by Roderic H. Davison orients the reader to Turkish history. A wealth of colorplates and a superb selection of black-and-white illustrations convey the unique quality of imperial Turkish art, in which richness and delicacy complement an underlying strength of design. -- Inside jacket flaps
Süleymanname : the illustrated history of Süleyman the Magnificent by Esin Atıl( Book )

15 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kalila wa Dimna : fables from a fourteenth-century Arabic manuscript by Esin Atıl( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ceramics from the world of Islam by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brush of the masters, drawings from Iran and India by Esin Atıl( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyages & visions : nineteenth-century European images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum by Victoria and Albert Museum( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries the Middle East attracted enterprising traders and adventurous travelers throughout the world to its distant lands. European artists - whether professional painters accompanying an expedition or amateur watercolorists on holiday - responded to these exotic surroundings and changing conditions, preserving the Middle Eastern legacy in works that today offer a glimpse into this now-lost world. Voyages and Visions: Nineteenth-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum surveys the variety of artists' encounters with these distant lands and exotic cultures through the presentation of eighty-two watercolors and drawings selected from the extensive Seafight Collection in London. Complementing these exciting works oil paper are fascinating essays written by experts in Middle Eastern studies. Their research elucidates the mutual exchange of ideas and influences between East and West, charts the course of European travel throughout the region, and examines the artists and their varied responses to the wonders they encountered
Exhibition catalogue of Turkish art of the Ottoman period by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

13 editions published in 1973 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Levni and the Surname : the story of an eighteenth-century Ottoman festival by Esin Atıl( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Levni's pictorial narrative of the Surname-i Vehbi, poet Vehbi's account of a festival organized in 1720 to commemorate the circumcision of four sons of Sultan Ahmed III, is undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Ottoman art and possibly the last great example of illustrated Islamic manuscript. Preserved in the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, the work is illustrated with 137 paintings that recreate the personages, settings, and events of an extraordinarily lively and enchanting age known as the Tulip Period. -- Printed in color with gold and silver, Levni and the Surname is a sumptuous facsimile edition that reproduces each illustration in the format of the original manuscript: an Islamic codex which reads from back to front, or right to left. The book also introduces the historical and cultural setting of the age, analyzes the tradition of festivals and festival books within the Ottoman world, discusses the artist's methodology in representing the festival of 1720, and concludes with a listingof the historic groups and individuals participating in the event."
Exhibition of 2500 years of Persian art, Freer Gallery of Art by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art Islamique et mécénat : trésors d'art du Koweit : exposition de la collection al-Sabah prêt du Musée National du Koweit by Esin Atıl( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oriental ceramics, the world's great collections by Freer Gallery of Art( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art islamique et mécénat : trésors du Koweit( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohamed Zakariya, Islamic calligrapher by Mohamed U Zakariya( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surname- I Vehbi : an eighteenth century Ottoman Book of Festivals by Esin Atıl( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Voyages & visions : nineteenth-century European images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Alternative Names
Atıl, E. 1937-

Atil, Esin 1937-

Atil, Esin Aka 1937-

English (137)

French (10)

German (6)

Arabic (4)

Italian (1)

Voyages & visions : nineteenth-century European images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert MuseumLevni and the Surname : the story of an eighteenth-century Ottoman festival