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Artistic Traditions Of Ottoman Turks To Be Topic Of Talk At University Of Virginia

April 9, 2001-- WHO: Walter B. Denny, professor of art history, University of

Massachusetts at Amherst

WHAT: Lecture: "The Ottoman Turks, the Topkapi Palace and the Arts"

WHEN: Thursday, April 19, 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Campbell Hall, Room 160, University of Virginia

Walter B. Denny's teaching and research focuses on the art and architecture of the Islamic world and the artistic traditions of the Ottoman Turks, including Islamic carpets and textiles, and issues of economics and patronage in Islamic art.

He is the author of "The Ceramics of the Mosque of Rusten Pasha and the Environment of Change" and numerous exhibition catalogues. His recent projects include "Gardens of Paradise: Ottoman Turkish Tiles of the 15th-17th Centuries," and a two-volume study of oriental carpets in the collections of the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Denny's lecture concludes the McIntire Department of Art's 2000-2001 McIntire Lecture Series.

Contact: Jane Ford, (804) 924-4298

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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