Containing more than 40,000 pieces art from the Seljuk and Ottoman empires as well as other Muslim civilizations, the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts is a rich and inspiring place to visit. The best of their collection—from stone, wood, and ceramic pieces to handmade carpets and calligraphy-filled manuscripts—is vividly presented in this lustrous guide. This is a must for all libraries and those specializing in the study of Islamic or Turkish-Islamic art.
The author is the head of the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul. He has worked as the director of various museums and is a specialist in Turkish art history.