GARDENS OF PARADISE
16th Century Turkish Ceramic Tile Decoration
Text by Walter B. Denny
Photographs by Ahmet Ertug

Using advanced photographic techniques, Ahmet Ertug has, for the first time, captured the vibrant colors and sinuous draftsmanship of 16th-century Turkish tiles and reproduced them in all their glory. The images are rounded out by an essay on the history and development of the art of Ottoman Turkish tiles contributed by Dr Walter B. Denny, a noted American scholar and expert on Turkish art.

32.5 by 41 cms, 190 pages (102 full-page color plates, 3 fold-outs). Clothbound and presented in a slipcase.






This site contains selections of the work by world renowned photographer Ahmet Ertug, whose camera takes the viewer through a fantastic world of aesthetics:Great architectural monuments like Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, the 13th century mosaics of Chora and the 6-13th century frescoes of Cappadocia, the sublime buildings of Sinan, 16th century Iznik tiles, Ottoman sultans' silk kaftans, the Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great, and Buddha statues from Musée Guimet are all photographed with great passion.




Copyright Ahmet Ertug 2008