Jones, Owen, 1809-1874. / The grammar of ornament
Turkish ornament, pp. 61-63 ff.
TU1RKISH ORNAMENT. races to abandon the traditional style of building of their forefathers, and to adopt the prevailing fashions of the day in their architecture; the modern buildings and palaces being not only the work of European artists, but designed in the most approved European style. The productions of the Turks at the Great Exhibition of 1851 were the least perfect of all the Mohammedan exhibiting nations. In Mr. M. Digby Wyatt's admirable record of the state of the Industrial Arts of the Nineteenth Century, will be found specimens of Turkish embroidery exhibited in 1851, and which may be compared with the many valuable specimens of Indian embroidery represented in the same work. Turkish. Turkish. Elizabethan. Turkish. It will readily be seen, from the simple matter of their embroidery, that the art-instinct of the Turks must be very inferior to that of the Indians. The Indian embroidery is as perfect in 62
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