Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2008

240 Pages | 234 illustrations including 153 in color

8 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9789774161193

Bookseller Code (03)

Islamic Art in Cairo

From the Seventh to the Eighteenth Centuries

E. Prisse D'Avennes

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-79) 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 l'histoire de l'art egyptien and L' Art arabe. It is the illustrations from the latter that make up this volume. Prisse's masterly renderings of Cairo's 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.