Zillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics John Hedgecoe

ISBN: 9781873938027

Published: February 1st 2008

Hardcover

352 pages


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Zillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics  by  John Hedgecoe

Zillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics by John Hedgecoe
February 1st 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781873938027 | 10.17 Mb

Zillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics represents an outstanding photographic record of Moroccan ceramics and cut tiles, with written contributions from leading art historians and architects specialising in these fields. Photographer John Hedgecoe andMoreZillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics represents an outstanding photographic record of Moroccan ceramics and cut tiles, with written contributions from leading art historians and architects specialising in these fields.

Photographer John Hedgecoe and the editor Salma Samar Damluji were given unprecedented access to Moroccos finest buildings, including Royal Palaces, and to private and state museum collections. Through the auspices of the Ministry of Culture in Morocco, a unique book on one of the worlds great forms of art has been created. It was through the art of zillij, intricate cut-tile patterns, that Moroccan craftsmen achieved their most sophisticated expression of precision, spatial geometry and aesthetics.

This book is a careful study of the achievements of those craftsmen in the art of zillij. It is also, as importantly, an investigation into the relationship of zillij designs to ceramics, which present the designs or a new scale and with a new function. Zillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics is essential to the library of all those interested, either professionally or otherwise, in architecture, design ceramics, Islamic and decorative arts.



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