Style Court

Eight Years of Textiles, History, Art, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

6.30.2012

First Look: The Blossoming Book


I said there was more on the book to come. As expected, The Textile Museum's 192-page exhibition catalogue for The Sultan's Garden: The Blossoming of Ottoman Art will not only be an invaluable resource for everyone interested in stylized floral prints, enduring motifs, and Turkish design, but also an irresistible addition to the desktop. (That cover!) Bold, with a tight view of the blossoms made famous by 16th-century Ottoman court artist, Kara Memi, it's yet another eye-catcher from the D.C. institution. Makes you want to run your hands over the threads, doesn't it?

Again, the show opens in September. Find background here, here and here. To pre-order the catalogue by Walter Denny and Sumru Krody, visit the museum shop.

1 comment:

The Devoted Classicist said...

What an exhibition catalog cover, indeed!