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Iznik Ceramics

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Tile making, which has always a special place in Turkish decorative art, has a long history. In addition to the usage ceramics that can be traced since the Afrasiyab ceramics, the presence of tile decoration as glazed brick can be seen in the wall decoration since the early architectural works in Asia. It is observed that the glazed brick decoration, which was observed in a very balanced manner and especially in the interior, even in the most magnificent architectural works in the Anatolian Seljuk Period, left its place to glazed plate tiles in the Ottoman Period. The fact that most...

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The art of turkish tiles and ceramics

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The art of turkish tiles and ceramics

THE ART OF TURKISH TILES AND CERAMICS Professor Dr. Sitare Turan Bakir Mimar Sinan University, Department of Traditional Turkish Arts The art of Turkish tiles and ceramics occupies a place of prominence in the history of Islamic art. Its roots can be traced at least as far back as the Uighurs of the 8th and 9th centuries. Its subsequent development was influenced by Karakhanid, Ghaznavid, and (especially) Iranian Seljuk art. With the Seljuks' victory over the Byzantines at Malazgirt in 1071, the art followed them into Anatolia and embarked upon a new period of strong development fostered by the Anatolian...

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