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Damascus : hidden treasures of the old city

Author: Brigid Keenan; Tim Beddow
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Thames & Hudson, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Damascus, reputed to be the worldʹs oldest continually inhabited city, has enjoyed a history of immense grandeur, enormous political and mercantile power, and great cultural and artistic achievement. In addition to some of Islamʹs most magnificent architecture, such as the Umayyad Mosque, the city boasts a heritage of fairy-tale palaces and sumptuous private houses. Sadly, many of them are in urgent need of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brigid Keenan; Tim Beddow
ISBN: 0500019460 9780500019467 0500282994 9780500282991
OCLC Number: 46533026
Description: 224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Part 1. Sacred and secular. Fountains ; Decorative tiles ; Mihrabs and niches --
pt. 2. Palaces and people. Courtyards ; Ceilings ; Wall paintings ; Coloured pastework ; Stonework ; Windows ; Doors.
Responsibility: Brigid Keenan ; photographs by Tim Beddow.

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Damascus has enjoyed a long history of immense artistic achievement. Alongside some of Islams most magnificent architecture, the capital city of Syria can also boast a heritage of fairytale palaces  Read more...

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