Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art / edited by Maryam D. Ekhtiar ... [et al.].

This book explores the great diversity and range of Islamic culture through one of the finest collections in the world. Published to coincide with the historic reopening of the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum's Islamic Art Department, it presents nearly three hundred masterworks created in...

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Corporate Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Other Authors: Ekhtiar, Maryam.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : New Haven [Conn.] : Metropolitan Museum of Art ; Distributed by Yale University Press, c2011.
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Summary:This book explores the great diversity and range of Islamic culture through one of the finest collections in the world. Published to coincide with the historic reopening of the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum's Islamic Art Department, it presents nearly three hundred masterworks created in the rich tradition of the Islamic faith and culture. The Metropolitan's renowned holdings range chronologically from the origins of Islam in the 7th century through the 19th century, and geographically from as far west as Spain to as far east as Southeast Asia.
Item Description: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.
Physical Description:xiii, 431 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781588394347 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1588394344 (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
9781588394354 (pbk. : Metropolitan Museum of Art)
1588394352 (pbk. : Metropolitan Museum of Art)
9780300175851 (Yale University Press)
030017585X (Yale University Press)