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Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Maryam Ekhtiar; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; New Haven [Conn.] : Distributed by Yale University Press, ©2011.
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This book explores the great diversity and range of Islamic culture through one of the finest collections in the world. Published to coincide with the historic reopening of the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum's Islamic Art Department, it presents nearly three hundred masterworks created in the rich tradition of the Islamic faith and culture. The Metropolitan's renowned holdings range chronologically from the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maryam Ekhtiar; Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
ISBN: 9781588394347 1588394344 9781588394354 1588394352 9780300175851 030017585X
OCLC Number: 711045518
Notes: Published in conjunction with the reopening of the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia on November 1, 2011.
Description: xiii, 431 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 29 cm
Contents: Building a collection of Islamic art at the Metropolitan Museum, 1870-2011 / Priscilla P. Soucek --
A century of installations : a photo essay / Rebecca Meriwether Lindsay --
The new Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia / Navina Najat Haidar --
Art of the early caliphates (7th to 10th centuries) / Maryam D. Ekhtiar --
Art of Spain, North Africa, and the Western Mediterranean / Olga Bush --
Art of the Eastern Islamic lands (9th to 14th centuries) / Priscilla P. Soucek --
Art of Egypt and Syria (10th to 16th centuries) / Stefano Carboni --
Art of Iran and Central Asia (15th to 19th centuries) / Sheila R. Canby --
Art of the Ottoman Court / Walter B. Denny --
Art of South Asia (14th to 19th centuries) / Navina Najat Haidar.
Responsibility: edited by Maryam D. Ekhtiar [and others].

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An in-depth and comprehensive study of art from the Islamic world based on the preeminent collection in the Metropolitan Museum  Read more...

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"Not only is this an important scholarly work, it is also a wonderfully illustrated, accessible introduction to Islamic art and to its study over the last tumultuous century... This volume is a joy Read more...

 
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