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Nur : light in art and science from the Islamic world

Author: Sabiha Khemir; Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla,; Dallas Museum of Art,
Publisher: Seville : Focus-Abengoa Foundation, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking its starting point from the Arabic word for light, both in its physical and metaphysical sense, this exhibition catalog explores the use and significance of light in Islamic art and science, revealing how light is a unifying motif in Islamic civilizations across the globe.
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
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Exhibition catalogues
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sabiha Khemir; Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla,; Dallas Museum of Art,
ISBN: 9788489895324 8489895325 9788489895317 8489895317
OCLC Number: 874577987
Notes: Catalog of the exhibition held at Focus-Abengoa Foundation, Seville, Spain, 26 October 2013-9 February 2014, and Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, 30 March 2014-29 June 2014.
"This catalogue has been published in connection with the exhibition "Nur: light in art and science from the islamic world," organized by the Focus-Abengoa Foundation, Seville, Spain, in association with the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas, USA."
Description: 301 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: The concept Nur --
Nur: light in art and science from the Islamic world --
Light in the world --
The illuminated page --
Metal inlay: a luminous contrast --
Transparence and color--
The art of luster --
Light of knowledge: the art of healing --
Ingenious devices --
The realm of the stars --
A geometry of light.
Other Titles: Light =
Light in art and science from the Islamic world
Responsibility: Sabiha Al Khemir.

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