[Sca-cooks] Elephants and all that jazz
johnnae at mac.com
Sun Aug 8 10:34:21 PDT 2010
Continuing in this vein (meant to save the previous message and
include more info)
You might look for
NURHAN ATASOY's volume Surname-i Hümayun, An Imperial Celebration 1997.
or listed sometimes as 1582 Surname-i Hümayun, An Imperial Celebration
On display in this book are the miniatures that were produced b the
court painter, Nakkas Osman , in the late 16th cenrtury, a time when
Classical Ottoman art was at its peak. His brush captured scenes from
the circumcision feast of the son of Sultan Murad III, an event that
was intended to be a showcase of the splendor and power of the empire.
136 p. in English
The 18th century festivals can be found in the book:
Levni and the Surname: The Story of an Eighteenth-Century Ottoman
Festival by Esin Atil.
Levni's pictorial narrative of a festival organised in 1720 ... is
undoubtedly one of the masterpieces of Ottoman art and possibly the
last great example of illustrated Islamic manuscript. ... illustrated
with 137 paintings that recreate the personages, settings, and events
of an extraordinarily lively and enchanting age known as the Tulip
Try interlibrary loan.
On Aug 8, 2010, at 11:20 AM, Johnna wrote:
> If you look under Surname-i Humayun which Wikipedia says is
> Imperial Festival Book, you can find a number of other interesting
> Another book to seek out is Venice and the Islamic World, 828—1797
> which the Met was selling at a sale price earlier this summer.
>> On Aug 7, 2010, at 7:36 PM, Elise wrote:
>>> How crazy can we get since we aren't at Pennsic? (First one I've
>>> missed in 22 years.)
>>> Alys K.
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