ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHITECTURE

FINE ARTS

TRADITIONAL ARTS

CERAMIC ART

TEXTILE ARTS

CARPETS AND KILIMS

LIFESTYLE

CULINARY ARTS

MUSIC

PERFORMING ARTS

LITERATURE

PHILOSOPHERS

MILITARY

GENERAL

NATURE

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FLORAL MOTIFS IN BOOK BINDINGS

Turkey's great love of flowers ensured that they would never be absent from book bindings. The floral motifs can be seen both in traditional decoration style and the naturalistic style which emerged in the 16th century.

Reference: Prof. Dr. Nurhan Atasoy, A Garden for the Sultan, Aygaz 2002.

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