Islamic Art CollectionsIslamic Art Collections



An annotated index and general orientation of Islamic art collections in museums, libraries, other institutions and on private hands.

Author: Karin Adahl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136113628

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An annotated index and general orientation of Islamic art collections in museums, libraries, other institutions and on private hands. Includes a short description of each collection, its main characteristics, documentation, publications and exhibitions.

Discovering Islamic ArtDiscovering Islamic Art



This book explores how collecting and scholarship in the field of Islamic Art developed between c.1850 and c.1950, the period when the intellectual foundations for the study of Islamic art were established.

Author: Stephen Vernoit

Publisher: I.B. Tauris

ISBN: UOM:39015049531638

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Page: 232

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This book explores how collecting and scholarship in the field of Islamic Art developed between c.1850 and c.1950, the period when the intellectual foundations for the study of Islamic art were established. Stephen Vernoit outlines the formation of collections, the role of exhibitions, museums and libraries, the growth of the art market, and the emergence of scholarship.

Islamic Art CollectionsIslamic Art Collections



Islamic art objects – ceramics, glass, metalware, ivory, textiles, carpets, miniature paintings, manuscripts – have always attracted collectors, ...

Author: Karin Adahl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136113543

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Page: 184

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An annotated index and general orientation of Islamic art collections in museums, libraries, other institutions and on private hands. Includes a short description of each collection, its main characteristics, documentation, publications and exhibitions.

A Collector s FortuneA Collector s Fortune



With its illuminating texts and vibrant images, the book makes for a fascinating and inspiring read.

Author: Claus-Peter Haase

Publisher: Hirmer Verlag

ISBN: 377744085X

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Page: 132

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Masterpieces from the world-renowned Keir collection of Islamic art are comprehensively shown, for the first time, in this publication. A selection of 112 exquisite objects instills an appreciation for the wealth and magnificence of oriental art, with a focus on filling gaps between more widely represented styles and periods with particularly rare and unusal finds. Assembled over a period of fifty years, the collection - internationally known as the Keir collection - of Hungarian Edmund de Unger, encompasses almost all the periods and artistic landscapes of Islamic core-countries, the Mediterranean and central Asia. In its stylistic breadth and archaeological value, the collection measures up to those of all major museums of Islamic art. De Unger has made it his objective to systematically select objects which are rarely represented and styles which still cause controversy among researchers. With a discerning eye, he has tracked them down at markets and, above all, in famous old collections. Among the treasures shown in the volume are calligaphies, books and manuscripts, dating back up to six centuries, along with ceramics, metal art, silk and velvet brocades and awe-inspiring rock crystal objects made during he reign of the Fatimids in Egypt (969-1171). With its illuminating texts and vibrant images, the book makes for a fascinating and inspiring read.

The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in CairoThe Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo



Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collections of Islamic art.

Author: Bernard O'Kane

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774163388

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Page: 379

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A full-color guide to one of Egypt's leading museums. The Museum of Islamic Art, established in Cairo in 1881, houses one of the world's richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt's most fascinating museums. Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and historic importance of the museum's main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Also included are sections on two other small but important Cairo museums: the Islamic Ceramics Museum and the Islamic Textiles Museum. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collections of Islamic art.

Private Collectors of Islamic Art in Late Nineteenth Century LondonPrivate Collectors of Islamic Art in Late Nineteenth Century London



... the Arts of Iran for the V&A or Mariam Rosser-Owen's studies on the Islamic arts from Spain.6 More focused, medium-based studies of the collections of ...

Author: Isabelle Gadoin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000437003

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Page: 226

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This book examines British collectors of so-called Persian art (a broad umbrella term then covering a large portion of Islamic art) in the late 19th century, including ceramics, metalwork, carpets, textiles and woodwork. Based on a foundational event, the very first exhibition of “Persian and Arab Art” held by a London Gentlemen’s Club in 1885, this book follows one generation of men, retracing the subtle shades of difference among “amateurs,” “connoisseurs,” “experts” and “collectors,” and exploring all the mechanisms of the construction of a collective fascination for the Orient. Isabelle Gadoin uncovers some of the first “scientific” analyses of Islamic objects and of the first private notebooks or exhibition catalogues, to provide an in-depth study of the way Westerners talked about Islamic objects and began to define what would become Islamic art history. All the while, Gadoin unravels the skein of Western prejudice, Romantic fancy, sincere admiration and ruthless appropriation, in art collecting, to write a new chapter of Orientalist history. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, history of collecting, colonialism and postcolonialism, and Orientalism.

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



This book explores the great diversity and range of Islamic culture through one of the finest collections in the world.

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588394347

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Page: 431

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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.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and ArchitectureThe Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture



1920 to 1965 to represent the arts of the book. alan Barlow, by contrast, concentrated on ceramics: his Islamic collection, formed largely between 1905 and ...

Author: Jonathan Bloom

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ISBN: 9780195309911

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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.

Treasures of Islamic ArtTreasures of Islamic Art



Cairo's museums are home to some of the richest collection of Islamic art in the world.

Author: American University in Cario Press

Publisher: Amer Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 977416024X

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Cairo's museums are home to some of the richest collection of Islamic art in the world. Long the seat of great dynasties, whose rulers and descendants both amassed and patronized works of art, Cairo's status as one of the wealthiest and most populous cities of the medieval world is reflected in the exquisite arts and crafts that make up its collections, which expanded in the twentieth century through the purchase of private collections so that they now include not just the arts of the dynasties that made Cairo their capital, such as the Fatimids, Ayyubids, and Mamluks, but material from other important areas of the Islamic world, such as Iran and Turkey, as well.