Heaven on Earth: Art from Islamic Lands: Works from the State Hermitage Museum and the Khalili Collection

Heaven on Earth: Art from Islamic Lands: Works from the State Hermitage Museum and the Khalili Collection

by Mikhail B. Piotrovsky, J. M. Rogers, A. A. Ivanov
     
 
From the galleries of The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the Khalili Collection in London comes this dazzling display of art from the Islamic world. The exhibits, which are of great cultural, religious and aesthetic importance, include Qur'ans, textiles, jewelled objects and hardstones, metalwork, ceramics and paintings, and offer a superb introduction to

Overview

From the galleries of The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the Khalili Collection in London comes this dazzling display of art from the Islamic world. The exhibits, which are of great cultural, religious and aesthetic importance, include Qur'ans, textiles, jewelled objects and hardstones, metalwork, ceramics and paintings, and offer a superb introduction to the fine and decorative arts of the Islamic world. Ranging in date from the ninth to the nineteenth century and covering an area from Spain and the Arab world to Persia and the Indian subcontinent, they are a vivid demonstration of the well-known Muslim tradition: 'Verily, God is beautiful and loves all beauty'. Authoritative essays by distinguished Islamic scholars, a map, glossary, and 145 colour photographs make this book an indispensable addition to the library of all who are interested in Islamic art and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783791330556
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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