Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 January 2017

448 Pages | 377 color illus.

9 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9789774168154

Bookseller Code (02)

Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in The Metropolitan Museum of Art [Arabic Edition]

Edited by Mariam D. Ekhtiar, Priscilla B. Soucek, Sheila R. Canby, and Navina Najat Haidar

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

This expansive book reveals the great diversity and range of art of the Arab lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia. Published to coincide with the historic reopening of the galleries of the Metropolitan Museum's Islamic Art Department, it presents nearly three hundred masterpieces from one of the finest collections in the world. The works range chronologically from the origins of Islam in the seventh century through the nineteenth century, and geographically from as far west as Spain and Morocco to as far east as India. Outstanding miniature paintings and illuminated manuscripts, ceramics, textiles, carpets, glass, and metalwork reflect the mutual influence of artistic practice in the sacred and secular realms.