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Abdul Hay's Tomato Red Tiles : Early Ottoman Tile-Making
By: Nagy, LuqmanShare

Language: English

Softcover, Art Paper

Istanbul, the city of a hundred mosques, has a long and fascinating history. Mehmet II...assembled the best craftsmen of his day to complete massive construction projects. One of the most sought after artisans in the land was the tile-maker, Abdul Hay, whose unique, vibrant tomato red tiles would soon beautify many buildings in Mehmet's new capital. This book recounts the remarkable story of early Ottoman tile-making ...

Abdul Hay's Tomato Red Tiles : Early Ottoman Tile-Making and the Beautification of Istanbul

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By:Nagy, Luqman
Language:English
Format:Softcover, Art Paper
Pages: 61 pp with glossary and comprehension questions
Publisher:DarUsSalam, Riyadh, 2011
Dimensions:24 x 16.5 cm / 9.5 x 6.5 inches
ISBN-13:9786035000970
Topic:Islamic History - Architecture - Ottoman - Pre-teen and up

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Istanbul, the city of a hundred mosques, has a long and fascinating history. For more than a thousand years, the city was known as Constantinople - capital of the Byzantine Empire. Its capture, predicted by the prophet Muhammad ﷺ, was realized in 1453 when the city fell to the Ottoman sultan, Mehmet II, who made it the capital of an Islamic state that would endure for six centuries.

Mehmet II quickly set about beautifying Constantinople - the city he wanted to become 'the capital of the world'. He assembled the best craftsmen of his day to complete massive construction projects. One of the most sought after artisans in the land was the tile-maker, Abdul Hay, whose unique, vibrant tomato red tiles would soon beautify many buildings in Mehmet's new capital.

This book recounts the remarkable story of early Ottoman tile-making and the beautification of Istanbul. For a brief period in the late 15th and early 16th centuries, the fine art of tile-making was perfected by the artisans of Iznik. Their art still remains unsurpassed in its brilliance. And after five hundred years, Abdul Hay's amazing tomato red tiles still adorn countless mosques through the city.

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