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Early capitals of Islamic culture : the artistic legacy of Umayyad Damascus and Abbasid Baghdad (650-950)

Author: ربيعة، نور. الأويس، شيماء. الصعب، عبد المطلب. ; ; Stefan Weber, (Director of the Museum of Islamic Art)Ulrike Al-KhamisSusan KamelIsabelle DolezalekAll authors
Publisher: Munich : Hirmer, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early Capitals of Islamic Culture reproduces archaeological materials and selected masterpieces from the first centuries of Islam that, together, chart the transition from pre-Islamic to Islamic culture. Showing how ancient techniques and aesthetic practices were adapted alongside the appearance of bold new innovations, the book provides deep insights into this fascinating period of art and cultural history.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
In art Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: ربيعة، نور. الأويس، شيماء. الصعب، عبد المطلب. ; ; Stefan Weber, (Director of the Museum of Islamic Art); Ulrike Al-Khamis; Susan Kamel; Isabelle Dolezalek; Nour Rabeiah; Shaima Al Owais; Abdel Motaleb Al-Saab; Matḥaf al-Shāriqah lil-Ḥaḍārah al-Islāmīyah.
ISBN: 9783777422442 3777422444
OCLC Number: 890590998
Language Note: Text in English and Arabic.
Notes: Exhibition catalog.
On the occasion of an exhibition held at Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, October 14, 2014 - January 17, 2015.
Description: 71, 71 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps, plans ; 28 cm
Other Titles: ʻAwāṣim al-thaqāfah al-Islāmīyah al-ūlá :
Responsibility: [edited by Stefan Weber, Ulrike Al-Khamis and Susan Kamel ; authors, Isabelle Dolezalek [and others] ; Arabic translations and editing, Nour Rabeiah, Shaima Al Owais and Abdel Motaleb Al-Saab].

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Early Capitals of Islamic Culture reproduces archaeological materials and selected masterpieces from the first centuries of Islam that, together, chart the transition from pre-Islamic to Islamic culture. Showing how ancient techniques and aesthetic practices were adapted alongside the appearance of bold new innovations, the book provides deep insights into this fascinating period of art and cultural history. Published to accompany a major joint exhibition of the Sharjah Museums Department of the United Arab Emirates and the State Museums of Berlin, which hold a particularly rich collection of early Islamic art and artifacts and have among their aims the raising of public awareness about the achievements of early Islamic culture, the publication of Early Capitals of Islamic Culture also celebrates Sharjah's recognition as Islamic cultural capital for 2014.

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