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God is beautiful and loves beauty : the object in Islamic art and culture

Author: Sheila Blair; Jonathan Bloom; Museum of Islamic Art (Dawḥah, Qatar)
Publisher: New Haven [Connecticut] : Yale University Press ; Qatar : in association with the Qatar Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Islamic world, spanning centuries and far-flung regions, is renowned for its diverse cultural and artistic traditions. This sumptuous book delves into that vast creative output, examining a dozen exquisite objects in the Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar, designed by the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei and opened in 2008. Twelve prominent scholars from across the globe select works representing various  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Blair; Jonathan Bloom; Museum of Islamic Art (Dawḥah, Qatar)
ISBN: 9780300196665 0300196660
OCLC Number: 827781414
Description: xi, 389 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Contents: I.M. Pei and the Challenge of the Modern --
The Galleries of the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha --
Twenty Leaves from the Tashkent Koran --
Three Stucco Panels from Samarra --
Two Capitals from Madinat-al-Zahraʼ --
The Most Authoritative Copy of ʻAbd al-Rahman al-Sufi's Guide to the Constellations --
Three Ceramic Vessels from Medieval Islamic Times --
The Biography of a Thirteenth-century Brass Ewer from Mosul --
A Mamluk Enameled Bucket and Experiments in Glass Productions --
Seven Woven Silk Tent Panels from the Mongol Period --
An Early Anatolian Animal Carpet and Related Examples --
An Ottoman Murakkaa and the Birth of the International Style --
Five Folios from the Jahangir Album --
Six Seventeenth-Century Oil Painting from Safavid Persia.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom.

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