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Stierlin, Henri

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Works: 713 works in 2,661 publications in 5 languages and 24,641 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Dictionaries  Encyclopedias  Miscellanea  Art 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor, Translator, Creator, Author of introduction, Publishing director, Other, Director, Adapter, Compiler, Composer, rpc, fot
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Most widely held works about Henri Stierlin
 
Most widely held works by Henri Stierlin
Islamic art and architecture by Henri Stierlin( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This album of the greatest Islamic art and architecture of Iran and India explores and celebrates cities from Tabriz to Khiva, Lahore to Sikandra. It offers a key to understanding the immense heritage left by hundreds of architects, landscape gardeners, calligraphers, miniaturists and weavers
Encyclopaedia of world architecture by Henri Stierlin( Book )

41 editions published between 1977 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... This reference book provides a detailed and reliable guide to the buildings of all major cultures from ancient to modern. The same graphic techniques are applied to edifices of widely varied provenance and date, allowing the reader the grasp at a glance the parallels and differences. Contents include Egypt, the Middle East, Greece, the Roman Empire, Byzantium, the Middle Ages, Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Victorian, India, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Islam, Persia, Turkey, Mexico, Central America, Peru and the International Style. Each chapter is introduced by a summary of the culture or period's major achievements. Over 350 exquisite drawings make this an essential handbook for architects and art historians, both students and professionals. It is also a useful field guide for travelers the world over." -- Back cover
Art of the Maya : from the Olmecs to the Toltec-Maya by Henri Stierlin( Book )

13 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Incas and its origins by Henri Stierlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Mexican by Henri Stierlin( Book )

29 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Greece : from Mycenae to the Parthenon by Henri Stierlin( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the superb mausoleum of Mausolus in Halicarnassus, stop by the shrine to Apollo at Delphi with its famous oracle, or pass through the imposing Lion Gate in Mycenae. This "picture book journey" takes us through all the important architectural sites in ancient Greece. "Noble simplicity, quiet proportions" was how the distinguished archaeologist Johann Joachim Winckelmann once described Greek culture, and the beauty of classical art certainly lies in its simplicity
The art of Karl Gerstner : nine picture chapters and selected essays by Karl Gerstner( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pharaohs, master-builders by Henri Stierlin( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 200 photographs, the author draws on historical fact to reveal the spiritual aspects of a unique architecture and building technique
Hindu India : from Khajuraho to the temple city of Madurai by Henri Stierlin( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is nothing new under the sun... and then there are the temples of India. For many who have roamed the byways of the subcontinent, it is these myriad mind-expanding palaces of faith that fill the spirit and make the fare worthwhile. They are enough to give you religion. 3-D songs of praise to the fecund possibilities of both environment and human intention, they are as diverse as the landscapes of Asia and yet share a grace and delicacy of invention. Focusing on Jain as well as Hindu constructions, this exemplary volume takes us on a revelatory historical journey to trace both the traditions and developments in their design, from the wood and cave temples of the first few hundred years AD, through early experiments in stone to the three dominant architectural strands. Whether it be Nagara in the north, Vesara in the central highlands or the Dravda "walled city" complexes of the south, each style is fully presented and analysed in a series of detailed photographs, drawings, plans and excavations"--Publisher description
The Roman Empire by Henri Stierlin( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Turkey, from the Selçuks to the Ottomans by Henri Stierlin( Book )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Aztecs and its origins by Henri Stierlin( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian art & architecture by Henri Stierlin( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian art and architecture have a rich heritage that stretches far beyond the borders of modern-day Iran, from the Abbasid monuments of Baghdad to the splendid Timurid buildings of Samarqand and Bukhara. When the ancient land of Persia was conquered by the Arabs, its people embraced Islam but strove also to retain their own language and culture. The merging of influences resulted in a distinctive artistic style that spread through the Middle East. This book follows a historical path across the Iranian world and examines the artistic legacies of great rulers and their dynasties, from the rebirth of Persian art under the Seljuqs to the magnificent structures built by Timur-i Lang in Samarqand and the cultural flowering that occurred under the Safavid dynasty and beyond. Palaces, mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums display a mesmerizing decorative complexity, with form and ornament combining to create an indivisible whole. Spectacular polychrome tiles, intricate brickwork, curling arabesque motifs, and calligraphic inscriptions attain a transcendent beauty, designed to reflect both the temporal power of the rulers who commissioned them and the heavenly glory of creation
Mayan by Henri Stierlin( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam by Henri Stierlin( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is an impressive survey of more than 600 years of Islamic architecture, from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, in a region stretching from the Near and Middle East to Sicily, the Maghreb and Andalusia. It presents masterpieces of Islamic architecture from the peerless Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the mysterious Umayyad palaces in the deserts of Syria and Palestine, from the sumptuous residences of the caliphs in Samarra and Saragossa to the Great Mosques of Damascus, Kairouan and Cordoba
The Maya : palaces and pyramids of the rainforest by Henri Stierlin( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume retraces the development and magnificent flowering of Mayan architecture in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize over the period 300 B.C.-A.D. 1500. Tikal, the earliest Mayan religious center, Palenque, famous for its ceremonial center, and Copan, with its hieroglyphic staircase featuring 2500 glyphs, are among the cites featured."--Alibris
Splendours of an Islamic world : [Mamluk art in Cairo 1250-1517] by Henri Stierlin( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living architecture: Greek by Roland Martin( Book )

39 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht waarin door middel van foto's de samenhang tussen gebouw en landschap wordt verduidelijkt en dat o.a. een toelichting geeft op de werkwijze en werktuigen van de bouwers
The world of the pharaohs by Henri Stierlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book gives an outline of the three thousand year long evolution of the Pharaohs
The pre-Colombian civilizations : the world of the Maya, Aztecs, and Incas by Henri Stierlin( Book )

6 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Islamic art and architecture
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Greece : from Mycenae to the ParthenonThe pharaohs, master-buildersHindu India : from Khajuraho to the temple city of MaduraiThe Roman EmpireTurkey, from the Selçuks to the OttomansIslamThe Maya : palaces and pyramids of the rainforestSplendours of an Islamic world : [Mamluk art in Cairo 1250-1517]
Alternative Names
Henri Stierlin journaliste suisse

Henri Stierlin kunsthistoricus uit Zwitserland

Henri Stierlin periodista suizo

Henri Stierlin Swiss journalist

Stierlin, H.

Stierlin, H. (Henri)

Stierlin, Henri 1928-

Анри Штирлин швейцарский журналист и писатель

スチールラン, アンリ

ステアリン, アンリ

スティールラン, アンリ

Languages
English (290)

German (16)

French (16)

Spanish (12)

Japanese (2)