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Central Asian art

Author: Vladimir Grigorʹevich Lukonin; Anatoly Ivanov
Publisher: New York : Parkstone Press International, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The strict prohibition on the representation of the humanform has channeled artistic creation into architecture andarchitectural decoration. This book is a magical tourthrough Central Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia, and Uzbekistan - a cradle of Ancient civilisations and arepository of the Oriental arts inspired by Buddhism andIslam. There are magnificent, full-colour photographs of theabandoned cities of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lukonin, Vladimir.
Central Asian Art.
New York : Parkstone International, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Vladimir Grigorʹevich Lukonin; Anatoly Ivanov
ISBN: 9781780428949 1780428944
OCLC Number: 859157465
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (255 pages) : illustrations
Contents: A Brief Glance at History; Architecture; Triumph of Islam; The art of decoration; Predominance of religious art; The golden age of the builders; Tradition and modernity; Sculpture; Statuary; Hellenistic contributions; Buddhist influence; Khwarezm sculptures; Sogdian sculptures; Bactrian sculptures; The early Middle Ages; Buddhist art; Mythological art; Megalithic art; Figurines; Ossuaries; The revival of independant art; Monumental Painting and Illumination; Monumental painting; Palace frescos; Illumination; Styles; The schools; The modern miniaturists and their successors. The Decorative ArtsCeramics; Antiquity; The Middle Ages; Modern times; Metals; The Middle Ages; The art of engraving of Tokharistan; The art of engraving of Kharezm; The art of engraving of Sogdian; The art of engraving of the north-east; Post-Mongolian times; The contemporary period; The Goldsmith's trade; Antiquity and the Middle Ages; Modern times; Schools of the goldsmith's trade; Women's jewellery; The Craft industry; Glass; Ivory work; Woodcarving and painted wood; Felt-working; Carpet weaving; Printed cloth; Embroidery; Leatherwork; A general picture of popular crafts. Three Pearls on the Silk RoadSamarkand; The Blue City; Bukhara; The Citadel of the Arch; Khiva; Cultural Capital of Kharezm; Index; Decorative Art; Architecture; Bukhara; Khiva; Samakand; On the Silk Road.
Responsibility: Vladimir Lukonin & Anatoly Ivanov.

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The strict prohibition on the representation of the humanform has channeled artistic creation into architecture andarchitectural decoration. This book is a magical tourthrough Central Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia, and Uzbekistan - a cradle of Ancient civilisations and arepository of the Oriental arts inspired by Buddhism andIslam. There are magnificent, full-colour photographs of theabandoned cities of Mervand Urgench, Khiva, the capital ofthe Kharezm, with its mausoleum of Sheikh Seid Allahuddin, and, the Golden Road to Samarkand, the Blue City, acenter of civilisation for 2,500 yea.

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