The synthesis of tile and decoration in Islamic architecture is an art form of unparalleled uniqueness. Photographer Gerard de George has captured this collection of masterpieces from some of the most exotic cities of the world. Where else can you touch the work of artisans from of Samarkand to Casablanca to Ispahan and points in between? Only in Islamic tilework has design and ornamentation reached such heights of expression through mosaics, stucco, brickwork and ceramics. These books feature our striking flap design. And each book comes with a memento pouch, ribbon page marker and archival quality, lined cream paper.