Islamic Art in Cairo
From the 7th to the 18th Centuries
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Islamic Art in Cairo by Prisse d'Avennes
Book DescriptionIn 1827, a brilliant young French engineer and draftsman arrived in Alexandria at the start of a long and fruitful love affair with Egypt and its art, both ancient and contemporary. 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. As Professor George Scanlon says in his Introduction to the volume: "For those passionate about the Islamic legacy of Egypt - may they admire and stand grateful."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9789774161193
(215mm x 240mm x 16mm)
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: Egypt
Books By Author Prisse d'Avennes
Atlas of Egyptian Art, Paperback (September 2007)
Prisse d'Avennes's monumental work, first published in Paris over a ten-year period between 1868 and 1878, includes the only surviving record of many lost artifacts. This work takes you on a tour of Egyptian art by one of its early explorers.
Arabic Art in Color, Paperback (March 1979)» View all books by Prisse d'Avennes
Here are 141 designs and motifs in authentic full color from classic 19th-century work by noted French historian - a visual vocabulary of Islamic decorative art.
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Author Biography - Prisse d'Avennes
Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-79), a colossal figure in Egyptian studies, is also the author of Atlas of Egyptian Art (AUC Press, 1997), the Oriental Album, as well as dozens of articles and reports on a variety of subjects. George T. Scanlon is professor of Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo.
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