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Arts of the City Victorious

Arts of the City Victorious


Islamic Art and Architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt


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Artikelcode: 7835

 

Arts of the City Victorious : Islamic Art and Architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt
236 pages
color and b&w photos
Hard cover with dust jacket
29 x 23 cm
1,533 kg
English

The Fatimids, the Ismaili Shi'i dynasty that ruled in North Africa and Egypt from 909 to 1171, are most famous for founding the city of al-Qahira (Cairo) in 969, while their art-particularly textiles and ceramics, but also metalwork, carved crystal, ivory, and woodwork-has been admired for nearly a millennium. In this engaging book, illustrated with more than 100 color and archival photos, Jonathan Bloom concentrates on securely dated and localized examples of Fatimid art and architecture, focusing on significant examples and providing extensive notes and a bibliography.