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Islamic Art in Cairo : From the Seventh to the Eighteenth Centuries (Paperback)

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In 1827, a brilliant young French engineer and draftsman arrived in Alexandria at the start of a long and fruitful love affair with Egypt and its art, both ancient and contemporary. Emile Prisse dAvennes (180779) spent a total of nineteen years in Egypt, traveling throughout the country to collect the stunning images that he later published in Paris in two collections, Atlas de lhistoire de lart egyptien and L Art arabe. It is the illustrations from the latter that make up this volume. Prisses masterly renderings of Cairos mosques and their decorations more than retain their impact today: they still have the power to amaze and delight, while at the same time carrying valuable historical and artistic information for specialists studying Islamic art and architecture. As Professor George Scanlon says in his Introduction to the volume: For those passionate about the Islamic legacy of Egyptmay they admire and stand grateful.


Publisher Amer Univ in Cairo Pr
Mfg Part# 9789774161193
SKU 205877166
Format Paperback
ISBN10 977416119X
Release Date 8/13/2012
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