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Arabic Art in Color. Description Details Here are designs and motifs in authentic full color from classic 19th century work by noted French historian — a visual vocabulary of Islamic decorative art. Susan Gaber. Courtney Davis. Matthaeus Merian. Christy Shaffer.

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Description Ever since the Arab conquest of Egypt in the seventh century, Cairo has been one of the great centers of Islam. The noted French historian Prisse d'Avennes published from to his monumental L'art arabe, a sumptuous set of plates illustrating a wide range of art treasures located in and around Cairo. Arabic Art in Color contains 50 full-color plates from these rare volumes.

There are designs and motifs that constitute a grammar of Islamic decorative art in its authentic colors -- naturalistic florals; geometrical patterns based on hexagons, octagons, and dodecagons; Koran illuminations of incredible intricacy; animal vignettes; spots and borders of many kinds.

The illustrations range from the twelfth century to the eighteenth. Artists, art historians, collectors, designers of textiles, wallpaper and packaging, craftspeople working in stained glass, rugs, mosaics, etc. Product details Format Paperback 46 pages Dimensions x x 3.

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