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Metalwork and Material Culture in the Islamic World free pdf The material and visual culture of the Islamic World casts vast arcs through space and time, and encompasses a huge range of artefacts and monuments from the minute to the grandiose, from ceramic pots to the great mosques. Here, Venetia Porter and Mariam Rosser-Owen assemble leading experts in the field to examine both the objects themselves and the ways in which they reflect their historical, cultural and economic contexts. With a focus on metalwork, this volume includes an important new study of Mosul metalwork and presents recent discoveries in the fields of Fatimid, Mamluk and Qajar metalwork. By examining architecture, ceramics, ivories and textiles, seventeenth-century Iranian painting and contemporary art, the book explores a wide range of artistic production and historical periods from the Umayyad caliphate to the modern Middle East. This rich and detailed volume makes a significant contribution to the fields of Art History, Architecture and Islamic Studies, bringing new objects to light, and shedding new light on old objects.

About Venetia Porter

Venetia Porter is Curator of the Islamic and Modern Middle Eastern Art collections at the British Museum. Her recent publications are Word into Art (2006), Arabic and Persian Seals and Amulets in the British Museum (2011), The Art of Hajj (2012) and (ed.) Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam (2012). Mariam Rosser-Owen is Curator for the Middle Eastern collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, with a focus on the Arab lands. Her most recent book is Islamic Arts from Spain (London: V

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Author : Venetia Porter
Publisher : I.B.Tauris
Data Published : 30 June 2012
ISBN : 1780763239
EAN : 9781780763231
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 544 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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