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The Ottoman Sultan has commissioned the best artists in the land to create a book celebrating the glories of his realm: but he wants them to ...Show synopsisThe Ottoman Sultan has commissioned the best artists in the land to create a book celebrating the glories of his realm: but he wants them to illuminate it in the European style. Because figurative art is deemed by many to be an affront to Islam, the project must be kept secret. Panic and scandal erupt when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears, along with a crucial page of the manuscript. The surviving artists - bitter rivals variously motivated by pride, greed, jealousy, faith and love - are all under suspicion of murder, and the only clue to the mystery lies in the half-finished illustrations themselves. "My Name is Red" reveals the clash between two views of artistic meaning and the chasm between two world civilizations. In this special edition, the author includes a chronology of Islamic and Western art history to provide valuable context for his story, and has contributed a fascinating introduction throwing light on his methods, his aims and his inspiration.Hide synopsis
My Name Is Red (Vintage Books) – Trade paperback (2002)
Orhan Pamuk, Erdag Goknar (Translator)
Trade paperback, Vintage Books 2002
ISBN: 0375706852 ISBN-13: 9780375706851
A Sultan secretly commissions a cadre of artists to create a great book. But any work of art--an affront to Islam--is dangerous. "My Name Is Red" is a murder mystery played amidst the perils of religious repression. A "New York Times" Notable Book.A Sultan secretly commissions a cadre of artists to create a great book. But any work of art--an affront to Islam--is dangerous. "My Name Is Red" is a murder mystery played amidst the perils of religious repression. A "New York Times" Notable Book.Hide
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Pamuk tells two stories: that of the people in Istanbul at the end of the 15th century; and of their attitudes toward art and religion; so different from that we westerners are familiar with. He writes beautifully, and deeply. The use of many voices gives both altered perceptions and styles and allows ...
I was curious as to what I could learn from this book by the Turkish author Orhan Pamuk--an cultural insight and there is some of that but the book seems for me to stand still, we learn about calligraphers and miniature artists and their work--but I must confess that I have stopped about 1/5 of the ...
Each chapter of the book is a different person persepctive. This is something i 've never seen in a book. It push's the story and gives it a creative edge. If you are wondering about Turkey this book has a lot of information that's given in the stroy. The first couple of chapters are hard to get into ...
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