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Jerrilynn Denise Dodds, "Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain"

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Jerrilynn Denise Dodds, "Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain"

Jerrilynn Denise Dodds, "Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain"
1992 | ISBN: 0810964139 | English | PDF | 732 pages | 90.7 MB

In 711 an army of Arabs and Berbers from North Africa, united by their faith in Islam, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and arrived on the Iberian Peninsula. In less than a decade the Muslims brought most of the peninsula under their domination; they called the Iberian lands they controlled al-Andalus. Although the borders of al-Andalus shifted over the centuries, the Muslims remained a powerful force on the peninsula for almost eight hundred years, until 1492, when they were expelled by Ferdinand and Isabella. …

Joan Aruz, Elisabetta Valtz Fino, "Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along the Silk Road"

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Joan Aruz, Elisabetta Valtz Fino, "Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along the Silk Road"

Joan Aruz, Elisabetta Valtz Fino, "Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along the Silk Road"
2012 | ISBN: 0300179545 | English | PDF | 144 pages | 39 MB

The symposium that was held in 2009 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, on the occasion of the exhibition "Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures from the National Museum, Kabul," brought together an exceptional group of scholars responsible for the excavation and interpretation of the magnificent works on view in the show. The title of the exhibition, "Hidden Treasures," alludes to the bravery of our Afghan colleagues, who—upon witnessing the destruction of the National Museum and the subsequent attacks by the Taliban …

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

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Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Islands"
2005 | ISBN: 0300107129 | English | PDF | 140 pages | 18.3 MB

Known for the elegance and complexity of their decorative art, Marquesan artists were described by Paul Gauguin as possessing "an unheard of sense of decoration" in all they created. The extraordinary ways in which Marquesans adorned their world are reflected in virtually every type of object they made and used—from sacred figures of gods and ancestors to items that were purely functional. Long admired by artists, writers, and scholars, the art and culture of the Marquesas Islands have until recently been unfamiliar to larger audiences. …