Zillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics (Hardcover)

Zillij: The Art of Moroccan Ceramics Cover Image
Email or call for price.
Special Order

Description


Photographer John Hedgecoe and the editor Salma Samar Damluji were given unprecedented access to Morocco's 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 world's great forms of art has been created. It was through the art of zill j, 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 on 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.

About the Author


John Hedgecoe established photographic studies the Royal College of Art, London and has had a distinguished career as a photographer for numerous magazines and newspapers. He has written many books on photography, among them The Book of Photography, The Art of Color Photography and the Photographers Handbook. Samar Damluji is an architect and specialist in Islamic and vernacular architecture of Arab countries. After studying at both the Architectural Association School of Architecture and the Royal College of Art, London, Dr Damluji also taught at the Royal College of Art as both a Research Fellow and then a Tutor, and later at the Architectural Association School of Architecture.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781873938027
ISBN-10: 1873938020
Publisher: Garnet Publishing
Publication Date: September 17th, 1992
Pages: 352
Language: English