Textiles of the Middle East and Central Asia

The Fabric of Life

Author: Fahmida Suleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500519912

Category:

Page: 240

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A beautifully illustrated exploration of the textile traditions of a culturally diverse region, from the late eighteenth century to the present day, featuring works from the extraordinary textile collection at the British Museum
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The Fabric of Life

Textiles from the Middle East and Central Asia

Author: Fahmida Suleman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780714111902

Category:

Page: 240

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A gorgeously illustrated exploration of the textile traditions of a culturally diverse region, from the late eighteenth century to the present day.
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Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World (2 vol. set)

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047412079

Category: Reference

Page: 1512

View: 671

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
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Women's Costume of the Near and Middle East

Author: Jennifer M. Scarce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136783857

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 1203

The historical and cultural richness of the Near and Middle East is reflected visually in its costume. In this book, Jennifer Scarce makes brilliant use of years or research to provide a lucid acount of the development of women's dress from the fourteenth to the early twentieth centuries. Her study of costume is set in th ebroader context of the social and economic background of the Ottoman Empire, giving the subject a new an fascinating slant. A detailed discussion of cut and construction is accompanied by pattern layouts and numerous photographs which clearly illustrate the different styles of dress through the centuries. Women's costume of the Near and Middle East is a hitherto sadly neglected subject. After years of original research across the world, this gap has been admirably filled by Jennifer Scarce's scholarly readable study.
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Islamic Textiles

Author: Patricia L. Baker

Publisher: British Museum Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Very Good,No Highlights or Markup,all pages are intact.
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Masterpieces from the Department of Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.),Maryam Ekhtiar

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1588394344

Category: Art

Page: 431

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Published in conjunction with the reopening of the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia on November 1, 2011.
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The Academy and Literature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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The Poetical gazette; the official organ of the Poetry society and a review of poetical affairs, nos. 4-7 issued as supplements to the Academy, v. 79, Oct. 15, Nov. 5, Dec. 3 and 31, 1910
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Asian Costumes and Textiles from the Bosphorus to Fujiyama

The Zaira and Marcel Mis Collection

Author: N.A

Publisher: Skira Editore

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 291

View: 6222

Illustrates a wealth of textiles and costumes never seen before and covering all the Asian continent from Turkestan to Japan, from India to Indonesia, belonging to the Belgian Mis collection, one of the world's major private collections.
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Textile Trades, Consumer Cultures, and the Material Worlds of the Indian Ocean

An Ocean of Cloth

Author: Pedro Machado,Sarah Fee,Gwyn Campbell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319582658

Category: History

Page: 426

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This collection examines cloth as a material and consumer object from early periods to the twenty-first century, across multiple oceanic sites—from Zanzibar, Muscat and Kampala to Ajanta, Srivijaya and Osaka. It moves beyond usual focuses on a single fibre (such as cotton) or place (such as India) to provide a fresh, expansive perspective of the ocean as an “interaction-based arena,” with an internal dynamism and historical coherence forged by material exchange and human relationships. Contributors map shifting social, cultural and commercial circuits to chart the many histories of cloth across the region. They also trace these histories up to the present with discussions of contemporary trade in Dubai, Zanzibar, and Eritrea. Richly illustrated, this collection brings together new and diverse strands in the long story of textiles in the Indian Ocean, past and present.
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Textilforum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Textile crafts

Page: N.A

View: 6113

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Saudi Aramco World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civilization, Arab

Page: N.A

View: 1555

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Textiles, 5,000 years

an international history and illustrated survey

Author: Jennifer Harris

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 320

View: 6088

Collects commentary from twenty-four British experts to provide a multidisciplinary view of the development and use of textiles in costume and daily life
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The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands

Author: Rob Humphreys,Darren (Norm) Longley,Helena Smith,James Stewart,Steve Vickers

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 0241007682

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 7780

The new, full-colour Rough Guide to the Scottish Highlands & Islands is the definitive travel guide to this untamed region, with detailed, stylish maps and stunning photography to bring it all to life. From the deserted white strands of South Harris to moody Glen Coe, this is the perfect place to drop off the radar, whether you're camping wild or staying in a boutique bolthole. The Munro summits are as much of a challenge as ever, and the Highlands are also stuffed with myriad other opportunities for adventure, from world-class sea kayaking and mountain biking to near empty surf-breaks. Whether you're travelling by car, bike or public transport the guide's comprehensive travel advice will help you navigate your way around easily and point you in the direction of incredible animals such as puffins and whales. Up-to-date and honest reviews of all the best accommodation and home-grown, fresh eating options for all budgets will all ensure that you maximize your time in this, the most stunning part of Scotland. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Scottish Highlands & Islands. Now available in ePub format.
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Aramco World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arab countries

Page: N.A

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The Encyclopaedia Britannica

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Author: Hugh Chisholm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Licht aus dem Osten

Eine neue Geschichte der Welt

Author: Peter Frankopan

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644122814

Category: History

Page: 944

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«‹Eine neue Geschichte der Welt› – dieses Buch verdient den Titel voll und ganz.» Peter Frankopan lehrt uns, die Geschichte neu zu sehen – indem er nicht Europa, sondern den Nahen und Mittleren Osten zum Ausgangspunkt macht. Hier entstanden die ersten Hochkulturen und alle drei monotheistischen Weltreligionen; ein Reichtum an Gütern, Kultur und Wissen, der das Alte Europa seit jeher sehnsüchtig nach Osten blicken ließ. Frankopan erzählt von Alexander dem Großen, der Babylon zur Hauptstadt seines neuen Weltreichs machen wollte; von Seide, Porzellan und Techniken wie der Papierherstellung, die über die Handelswege der Region Verbreitung fanden; vom Sklavenhandel mit der islamischen Welt, der Venedig im Mittelalter zum Aufstieg verhalf; von islamischen Gelehrten, die das antike Kulturerbe pflegten, lange bevor Europa die Renaissance erlebte; von der Erschließung der Rohstoffe im 19. Jahrhundert bis hin zum Nahostkonflikt. Schließlich erklärt Frankopan, warum sich die Weltpolitik noch heute in Staaten wie Syrien, Afghanistan und Irak entscheidet. Peter Frankopan schlägt einen weiten Bogen, und das nicht nur zeitlich: Er rückt zwei Welten zusammen, Orient und Okzident, die historisch viel enger miteinander verbunden sind, als wir glauben. Ein so fundiertes wie packend erzähltes Geschichtswerk, das wahrhaft die Augen öffnet.
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The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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Posted in Encyclopedias and dictionaries