The Sultan and the Queen

The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525428828

Category: History

Page: 338

View: 1764

First published in Great Britain in 2016 as This Orient isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic world.

Islamic Art, Literature, and Culture

Author: Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1615300198

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 6895

Discusses the art, architecture, literature, and culture of Islamic nations, including the development of Arabic calligraphy, literary elements in Islamic literature, and historic traditions of Islamic visual arts.

Stories My Father Never Finished Telling Me

Living with the Armenian Legacy of Loss and Silence

Author: Douglas Kalajian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615979021

Category: Armenia

Page: 258

View: 6924

Stories My Father Never Finished Telling Me recounts author Douglas Kalajian's lifelong attempts to overcome his father's reluctance to speak about his life as a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. In piecing together the scattered bits his father reluctantly shared, Kalajian reflects on how his father's silence affected his own life and his identity as an American of Armenian descent. Kalajian is a retired journalist who worked as an editor and writer for the Palm Beach Post and the Miami Herald. He is author of the nonfiction book Snow Blind and co-author of They Had No Voice: My Fight For Alabama's Forgotten Children.

Barron's AP Art History, 3rd edition

Author: John Nici, M.A.

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 1438068999

Category: Study Aids

Page: 552

View: 6867

This completely updated and revised review guide will help Advanced Placement students learn everything they need to know about the redesign of the Art History course. Emphasis has been placed on ensuring student success in view of the redesigned curriculum, the newly structured exam, and the innovative scoring criteria. Comprehensive preparation for the AP Art History test includes a diagnostic test and two full-length model tests with all questions answered and explained; art history review describes major artists and art movements; additional chapters on art outside of the European tradition; and, multiple-choice questions and practice essays follow every chapter. With Barron’s AP Art History, students will get all the information they need to score a 5 on the Advanced Placement test.

Women of Allah

Author: Shirin Neshat

Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated


Category: Art

Page: 38

View: 7187

As an Iranian woman, Shirin Neshat's startling photographs convey a power that is more than merely exotic. Veiled women brandish guns in defiant stances, with Arabic calligraphy drawn upon the background of the photos. Though their non-Western iconography may at first disorient the viewer, these pictures have a boldly stylized look that is utterly compelling.

European Textiles

Author: Christa C. Mayer-Thurman,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 0870999893

Category: Art

Page: 300

View: 9138

Robert Lehman and his father, Philip Lehman, purchased textiles with the same well-trained eyes they used to acquire paintings, drawings, and decorative arts in general. This volume catalogues the more than 250 textiles and objects made of fabric that were part of Robert Lehman's bequest to The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1975. Many of these textiles were used as hangings, covers, or upholstery to embellish the Lehmans' elegant town house in Manhattan. They represent sixty-five years of assembling, owning, and living with historic fabrics on a day-to-day basis, and for scholars and laymen alike they document an American style of living and interior decoration that has largely disappeared. Among the most distinguished and historically significant objects in the Robert Lehman Collection are four large tapestries, including the Last Supper after Bernaert van Orley that is arguably the finest Renaissance tapestry in an American collection, and two series of embroidered roundels from fifteenth-century Flanders that illustrate episodes from the lives of Saint Martin and Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The Collection also includes a great number of ecclesiastical vestments and panels of magnificent silks and velvets in a vast array of techniques and styles that span six centuries.

Library World Records, 3d ed.

Author: Godfrey Oswald

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476667772

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 396

View: 5536

[What is the name of oldest public libraries in all of the different continents of the world? In what year was the first CD-ROM book released? In what years were the first books printed in French, Thai, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish printed? What are the name of the oldest extant texts or inscriptions written in Chinese, English, Russian, and Spanish? When was the first major computer database used in libraries? What is the title of the largest and smallest and most expensive books ever published? Where in the world is the world's busiest public library? Which famous horror fiction writer worked in a library? What are the names of the very first three books to contain photographs? Where are the tallest bookstores and library buildings in the world? This updated and expanded edition provides over 500 fascinating facts about libraries, periodicals, books and reference databases. The new book is not just a book about library and book comparisons, it is a remarkable story of libraries and books from the earliest times to the present. It is best described as a Guinness Book of Records for libraries and books.]

A Historical Archaeology of the Ottoman Empire

Breaking New Ground

Author: Uzi Baram,Lynda Carroll

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306471825

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 9767

Archaeology in the Middle East and the Balkans rarely focuses on the recent past; as a result, archaeologists have largely ignored the material remains of the Ottoman Empire. Drawing on a wide variety of case studies and essays, this volume documents the emerging field of Ottoman archaeology and the relationship of this new field to anthropological, classical, and historical archaeology as well as Ottoman studies.

In the Mood for Colour

Perfect palettes for creative interiors

Author: Hans Blomquist

Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small

ISBN: 9781849757553

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 9968

In this, his third book, celebrated interior stylist Hans Blomquist reveals his lifelong passion for color and the way in which it can affect our emotions. Color can soothe, enchant or excite. And as Hans demonstrates, it has the ability to render rooms cool and calming, dynamic and stimulating or moody and intriguing. As ever, Hans draws his inspiration from the treasures of the natural world, exploring shades from the dazzling optic white of newly fallen snow to the fiery crimson heart of a newly unfurled poppy and the inky canopy of the midnight sky. Divided into five sections – Dark, Pale, Soft, Natural and Bright – In the Mood for Colour will make you see color in a completely different light.

The Rough Guide to Dubai

Author: Gavin Thomas

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 184836587X

Category: Travel

Page: 200

View: 4519

This first edition of The Rough Guide to Dubai is the ultimate companion to the world's most exciting tourist destination. Read expert coverage on everything from traditional souks to state-of-the-art tourist attractions, beautiful beaches to "seven-star" hotels, with up-to-date listings of all the hottest places to stay, eat, drink and shop. An inspirational introduction highlights the best of the city, while subsequent sections reveal the incredible contrasts between traditional and futuristic Dubai. The Rough Guide to Dubai features the latest developments to Dubai Marina and the Palm Jumeirah, as well as day-trips throughout the UAE, including Sharajah, Al Ain, the East Coast and ambitious Abu Dhabi. Comprehensive maps throughout help you find your way around the region. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Dubai.

Mosaic Tile Designs

Author: Susan Johnston

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486164284

Category: Design

Page: 48

View: 8673

Rich source of royalty-free design ideas. Circles, squares, rectangles, and other geometric figures combined in intricate patterns, symmetrical motifs, interlocking figures, etc. Rich, varied, complex — ideal for stained glass, textile, wallpaper, and other arts and crafts uses.

Hello Meth Lab in the Sun

Author: Jonah Freeman,Justin Lowe,Alexandre Singh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981758626

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 2605

Text by Liam Gillick, Alison de Lima Greene, David Hollander, Raimundas Malasauskas. Installation photography by Bill Diodato.


Author: Albert Frederick 1872-1946 Calvert

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781371161194

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 8041

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Islamic Geometric Patterns

Author: Eric Broug

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500294680


Page: 144

View: 7913

The marvels of Islamic patterns--the most recognizable visual expression of Islamic art and architecture--are not just a beautiful accident. The ancient practitioners of this craft used traditional methods of measurement to create dazzling geometric compositions, often based on the repetition of a single pattern. The results are magnificent in their beauty and awe-inspiring in their execution.Now, with the aid of this book, everyone can learn how to master this ancient art and create their own intricate patterns or re-create classic examples. All that is needed is a pencil, a ruler, a compass, and a steady hand. Technical tips demonstrate the geometric basics such as how to create designs from one of the foundational "family" shapes: a square, hexagon, or pentagon. This is followed by step-by-step instructions for reproducing some of the best examples of geometric patterns.Islamic Geometric Patterns contains twenty-three geometric patterns and brief histories of some of the most famous and beautiful Islamic art and architecture from around the world. This revised edition features seven new patterns from locations including: Ak Medrese in Nigde, Turkey; Chellah necropolis in Rabat, Morocco; Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta, Pakistan; the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah in Agra, India; the Alcazar in Seville, Spain; Zaouia Moulay Idriss II in Fes, Morocco; and Darwish Pasha Mosque in Damascus, Syria.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Author: Galadriel Watson

Publisher: Weigl Educational Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781553883913

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4298

Provides information on the Canadian heritage site, Dinosaur Provinical Park in Alberta.

The art of the Islamic tile

Author: Gérard Degeorge,Yves Porter

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor


Category: Architecture

Page: 288

View: 9260

Islamic ceramic tilework is surely one of the most magnificent forms of decorative art in the world. Through the centuries Islamic potters and craftsmen have displayed a skill and ingenuity that verge on the miraculous. From Morocco in the west to India in the east, their work adorns mosques and minarets, palaces and mausoleums, revealing an extraordinary mastery of form, function, and design. The architecture of the Islamic world represents an incontestable high point in the art of ceramic decoration, and employs an inexhaustible source of decorative motifs: from floral to figurative, from geometric to allegoric, all in sumptuous, vibrant color. The art form continues to amaze and inspire today. This volume presents a broad panorama of Islamic architectural decoration in all it diversity, drawn from a vast area including Spain, North Africa, Turkey, Iran, and the Indian subcontinent. Sumptuous illustrations-- accompanied by a text that places each monument in its historical, architectural, and technological context-- conjure up a dazzling, magical world of fabulously decorated buildings, revealing the secrets of the techniques that made them possible.