Kusoglu is not only a celebrated scholar of art history who introduces the arts and culture of the Ottoman civilization to the contemporary audience, but he is also a master who personally executes the arts and crafts he writes about. Some know him as an in-layer of mother-of-pearl or silver; others know him as a jeweler, a metal sculptor, or graphic designer; others still know him as a brilliant master who brought a new dimension to the art of engraving. In this study, some of the author s beautiful silver works are presented along with those from the Ottoman period."Über den Autor:
Mehmet Zeki Kusoglu was born in Gaziantep, Turkey in 1943. He graduated from the state College of Applied Fine Arts, and received a government grant for postgraduate studies in Germany in 1964. He became interested in Turkish, Islamic, and Eastern art while conducting research in the museum and libraries in Germany and other European countries. His specialty includes wood, stone, and metal arts. He held exhibitions, published articles, and books, and gave seminars, teaching his classical and modern interpretations of these arts. He has published in his field more than 14 books.
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