New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, (2000),
First Edition. quarto, cloth in dust jacket. xii, 196 pp. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Item #12562
Letters in Gold accompanies the first international exhibition of Ottoman calligraphic works from the Sakip Sabanci Collection, Istanbul. The seventy-one works constituting the exhibition are discussed and illustrated in color in this volume. Rich gold letters and delicate blue and gold illuminations demonstrate how the written word can be transformed into a work of art. 208 pages; 99 illustrations, including 96 colorplates; glossary; bibliography; index. Very fine in a very fine, clean dust jacket.