The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo (Paperback)

The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo By Bernard O'Kane, Mohamed Abbas (Contribution by), Iman Abdulfattah (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Bernard O'Kane, Mohamed Abbas (Contribution by), Iman Abdulfattah (Contribution by)
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Description


Cairo's Museum of Islamic Art houses one of the 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 esthetic 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. 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 collection of Islamic art.

About the Author


Bernard O'Kane is professor of Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo. He is the editor of Treasures of Islamic Art (AUC Press, 2006) and Creswell Photographs Re-examined (AUC Press, 2009).


Product Details
ISBN: 9789774163388
ISBN-10: 9774163389
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press
Publication Date: August 25th, 2012
Pages: 416
Language: English