Author: Victoria and Albert Museum
First published in Great Britain in 2016 as This Orient isle: Elizabethan England and the Islamic world.
The Untold Story of Elizabeth and Islam
Author: Jerry Brotton
Aspects of Religious Mentality in the Ancient World
Author: H. S. Versnel
Publisher: Brill Archive
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.
Author: Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
Living with the Armenian Legacy of Loss and Silence
Author: Douglas Kalajian
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.
Author: John Nici, M.A.
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Category: Study Aids
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.
Author: Shirin Neshat
Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Incorporated
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.
Author: Christa C. Mayer-Thurman,Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
[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.]
Author: Godfrey Oswald
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
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.
Breaking New Ground
Author: Uzi Baram,Lynda Carroll
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Category: Social Science
In this, his third book, celebrated interior stylist Hans Blomquist reveals his lifelong passion for colorÂ and the way in which it canÂ affect our emotions. Color canÂ soothe, enchant or excite. And as Hans demonstrates, itÂ has the ability toÂ render rooms cool and calming, dynamic and stimulating or moody andÂ 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 fiveÂ sections â€“ Dark, Pale, Soft, Natural and Bright â€“Â In the Mood for ColourÂ will make you see color in a completely different light.
Perfect palettes for creative interiors
Author: Hans Blomquist
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
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.
Author: Gavin Thomas
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
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.
Author: Susan Johnston
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Text by Liam Gillick, Alison de Lima Greene, David Hollander, Raimundas Malasauskas. Installation photography by Bill Diodato.
Author: Jonah Freeman,Justin Lowe,Alexandre Singh
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Author: Albert Frederick 1872-1946 Calvert
Publisher: Wentworth Press
Provides information on the Canadian heritage site, Dinosaur Provinical Park in Alberta.
Author: Galadriel Watson
Publisher: Weigl Educational Pub Limited
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
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.
Author: Gérard Degeorge,Yves Porter
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor