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Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art

A Walking Guide

Navina Najat Haider and Kendra Weisbin

ISBN: 978 1 85759 827 8
Size: 197 x 110 mm / 4.33 x 7.75 in.
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Images: 90

UK £6.50 / US $9.95

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fourth title in a series of Walking Guides to the Metropolitan Museum, the only low-priced guides available for one of the most prestigious and popular museums in the world, drawing more than 6 million visitors a year
  • Handy and affordable books which can be used to plan forthcoming visits, or serve as on-the-spot walking guides or as thoughtful souvenirs to inspire return trips. Also available in an Arabic edition
  • Features fine and decorative arts, manuscripts and textiles from throughout the Islamic world, including the Damascus Room, the Moroccan Court, and the Shah Jahan album
  • Other titles in the Walking Guides series include: The Metropolitan Museum of Art Director's Tour; The American Wing at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

DESCRIPTION

The museum’s superlative collection of Islamic art, from as far west as Spain and as far east as India, ranges in date from the 7th to the 19th century and reflects the diversity and scope of Islamic cultures and the richness of their artistic traditions. This portable guide to the collection is organised into four thematic Visits, and includes wayfinding maps.

Visits are:
1. Tracing the Course of Islamic Civilisation through the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia and Later South Asia
2. Dimensions of Islamic Faith and Practice
3. The Royal Arts: Courtly Splendour and Imperial Patronage
4. Interconnections and Cultural Exchange

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