Arts of the City Victorious: Islamic Art and Architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt / Edition 1

Arts of the City Victorious: Islamic Art and Architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt / Edition 1

by Jonathan M. Bloom
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300135424

ISBN-13: 9780300135428

Pub. Date: 03/19/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press

This is the first book-length study of the art and architecture of the Fatimids, the Ismaili Shi'i dynasty that ruled in North Africa and Egypt from 909 to 1171. The Fatimids are most famous for founding the city of al-Qahira (Cairo) in 969, and their art—particularly textiles and luster ceramics, but also metalwork and carved rock-crystal, ivory and woodwork&

Overview

This is the first book-length study of the art and architecture of the Fatimids, the Ismaili Shi'i dynasty that ruled in North Africa and Egypt from 909 to 1171. The Fatimids are most famous for founding the city of al-Qahira (Cairo) in 969, and their art—particularly textiles and luster ceramics, but also metalwork and carved rock-crystal, ivory and woodwork—has been admired for nearly a millennium. In this engaging and accessible book, Jonathan M. Bloom concentrates on securely dated and localized examples of Fatimid art and architecture. His discussions focus on significant examples and are illustrated with over 100 photographs, many in color, and extensive notes and bibliography provide guidance for further reading and research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300135428
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/19/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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