THE TOPKAPI SCROLL: GEOMETRY AND ORNAMENT IN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE, by Gülru Necipoglu - 1995 [DJ]

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The Topkapi Scroll -- Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture

by Gülru Necipoglu 

Santa Monica, CA:  The Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities, 1995  

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition, with a VERY GOOD DJ.

  • Black cloth covers are mostly clean, with gilt text and blind stamping.  Boards show some edgewear.  Corners are bumped. 
  • Spine has gilt text and is bright with firm ends.
  • Binding is tight. 
  • Black end papers/ pastedowns show little to no sign of age or wear.
  • Illustrations are bright and clear.  
  • Interior exhibits minimal signs of age and wear.  Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
  • Text block edges have a little soil at foot edge.  See photos. 
  • Illustrated DJ has some edgewear, scratches, tiny chips at head and corners, bumping along foot.  See photos. 
  • PS2024.0411

395 pages. 13.25 x 11 inches

ISBN: 0-98236-335-5

A very good copy of this study on Islamic geometry and architecture that includes facsimile images of the Timurid pattern scroll in the Topkapi Palace Museum.  The book sheds light on architectural design in the Islamic world from the 10th-16th centuries, and compares the understanding of geometry in the Islamic and medieval Western worlds. (Jacket flap)

First publication in the Getty series Sketchbooks and Albums.


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