Kitty Morse

Cookbook Author, Food and Travel Writer

Kitty Morse

Cookbook Author, Food and Travel Writer

From my personal collection:

SET OF TWO vols  $600.00 plus shipping in the US via media mail. Excellent condition. Rare.

More photos available upon request

July 3, 2024

A set of two rare books on Moroccan architecture from my father’s collection. The book on ceramics is an illustrated “how to” tome on how to recreate your own Moroccan ceramics and zillij tiles. This set of books was written by the architect who built the royal palaces and other Moroccan landmarks. I had the books rebound to their original state about 20 years ago. In excellent condition suitable for a museum or an architectural library, or for any artist interest in learning about traditional and authentic Islamic art. Two of the most important books on Islamic crafts. From my family collection.

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Editions Atelier 74 1980 (1980)
  • ASIN: B00S9ZF81Y
  • Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture. Two volumes Hardcover – 1980

by Andre Paccard

 Book 2: Signed on page one by previous owner

Vol. one: 508 pages, appendix of dynasties and Bibliography

Vol. two: 585 pages with index and chronological index

Year Printed: 1980

Language: English (translated by Mary Guggenheim)

Topic: Islamic Art , Architecture

Publisher: Atelier 74, Saint-Jorioz

Binding: Hardcover with dust jackets

Place of Publication: France

Dust Jackets, Illustrated


TEXT IN ENGLISH.  Large cloth hardcovers / illustrated dust jackets in very good + condition; color photos and illustrations;  508 & 582 pages.

Iconography  with  appendices, bibliography, glossary  tables of dynasties, references, translated from French to English by Mary Guggenheim,

“Preface” to the book states …. “The aim of the work is to present hitherto unpublished photographic documents revealing certain unknown aspects of the traditional Moroccan Arts used in the architecture of that country and to transmit the knowledge of the most renowned master-craftsmen (maallem) of these traditional techniques. The reason for the rarity of these books is that they were only published once in 1980 as the said master-craftsmen were evidently not too happy that some of their age-old secrets had been published.”