Bibliography studies, which we can call “esâme-i kütüp” in our tradition or commonly “index”, are very important in terms of conducting scientific research with a specific subject and a purposeful purpose. Such publications, which serve to determine the boundaries of the research subject correctly and enrich the content, play an exceptional role in preventing duplication and thus revealing new findings fed from existing information. Since some of the new things are forgotten old things, the bibliographies that enable us to remember the old ones in question are a necessary gear of the scientific control mechanism that prevents the vicious circle in our academic research. In this regard, the need for bibliographic studies in every field is much felt in neglected disciplines such as Turkish-Islamic book arts.
The book containing works of Feride Dayanç, who introduced a contemporary approach to marbling art, was prepared by The Association of Traditional Arts in 2015.
“Ottoman Florists and Flowers” book was prepared by The Association of Traditional Arts and it is a compilation of 9 manuscripts called “şükufenâme”, each penned in different periods during Ottoman Empire. This book was a valuable contribution to our cultural heritage, thanks to the vigorous works of Researcher Dr. Seyit Ali Kahraman. Prof. Dr. Nurhan Atasoy, a doyen in arts history, contributed to this book as an advisor. The book received a great interest from traditional arts lovers.
The Association of Traditional Arts, organized “The International Meeting for the Art of Binding” between November 29th - December 8th, 2012. Within the ten days activities, a two-day symposium, three exhibitions, four workshop meetings and the 5th Silver Tulip Contest were organized.
By collecting the visual and textual contents of the event which received a great interest by the audience, a book of two volumes was prepared as a source of reference for artists, researchers and academicians in this area.