Vo dvortsakh i shatrakh: islamskii mir ot kitaia do Evropy (In Palaces and Tents: The Islamic World from China to Europe). G. L. Semenov M. B. Piotrovskii.
Vo dvortsakh i shatrakh: islamskii mir ot kitaia do Evropy (In Palaces and Tents: The Islamic World from China to Europe)

Vo dvortsakh i shatrakh: islamskii mir ot kitaia do Evropy (In Palaces and Tents: The Islamic World from China to Europe)

St. Petersburg: Herm, 2008. Sewn pb. The theme of this Hermitage exhibition catalogue is Islam’s visual dialogue with neighboring cultures, what it gave and what it received. Owing to Russia’s long border with Middle Eastern and Central Asian countries, some of which were part of its empire, trade, diplomacy, and war with Islamic countries were constant. One felicitous result of these relations is the great collection of Islamic art held at the Hermitage, rich enough to make this catalogue encyclopedic. Authors write about the art of Arab countries from the tenth to the thirteenth century; Iranian art and Central Asian art before the Mongolian conquest; metalwork; art of Islamic Spain; art of Ottoman Turkey; Persian painting of the sixteenth to the nineteenth century; Iranian metalwork and ceramics of the sixteenth to the twentieth century; painting of India in the Mongol era and during English rule; Central Asian jewelry of the nineteenth and early twentieth century; trading between Russia and the Islamic world; the influence of the West from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century; and the interaction of Chinese and Islamic art. The authors thus follow the development of Islamic art at various times and in many different places. 432 pp., 8 ¾ x 9 7/8 ins., 5 b-&-w illus., 496 color, sewn pb., Rus. with title page and summary in ENGLISH. Item #2932
ISBN: 9785935722678

Price: $156.00

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