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Beauty and identity : Islamic art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art = al-Jamāl wa-al-huwīyah : al-fann al-Islāmī min Matḥaf Muqāṭaʻat Lūs Anjilūs lil-Funūn Preview this item
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Beauty and identity : Islamic art from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art = al-Jamāl wa-al-huwīyah : al-fann al-Islāmī min Matḥaf Muqāṭaʻat Lūs Anjilūs lil-Funūn

Author: Linda KomaroffJohn W HirxAnke ScharrahsSandra Williams, (Curator)Manal AlghannamAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, California : Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016. [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This exquisitely illustrated volume features 150 works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's rich holdings of Islamic art. The objects--including brilliantly glazed pottery, enameled and gilded glass, inlaid metalwork, carved ornamental stone and wood, sumptuous woven textiles, and vividly illuminated and superbly written manuscripts and single pages--span the area extending from southern Spain to northern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Komaroff; John W Hirx; Anke Scharrahs; Sandra Williams, (Curator); Manal Alghannam; Keelan Overton; Los Angeles County Museum of Art,; King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture,
ISBN: 9781943042036 1943042039
Language Note: Text in English and Arabic.
OCLC Number: 930776635
Notes: Published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same name held at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
Description: 308 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Other Titles: Jamāl wa-al-huwīyah : al-fann al-Islāmī min Matḥaf Muqāṭaʻat Lūs Anjilūs lil-Funūn
Responsibility: Linda Komaroff ; with contributions by John Hirx and Anke Scharrahs and Sandra Williams, Manal Alghannam, Keelan Overton.

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This exquisitely illustrated volume features 150 works from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's rich holdings of Islamic art. The objects--including brilliantly glazed pottery, enameled and gilded glass, inlaid metalwork, carved ornamental stone and wood, sumptuous woven textiles, and vividly illuminated and superbly written manuscripts and single pages--span the area extending from southern Spain to northern India, and range in date from the 7th century up to the modern era. Fullcolor plate images are accompanied by descriptions in both English and Arabic, organized chronologically and thematically. Among the book's essays is an illustrated narration of the museum's recently conserved Damascus Room. Published here for the first time, this stunning room retains its original brightly painted surfaces. Beautiful and authoritative, this book is an essential guide to global Islamic art.
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