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DIE GARTEN DES ISLAM (The Gardens of Islam). Ed. by Hermann Forkl et al. Wurttembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, 1993. Organized by Linden-Museum, Staatliches Museum fur Volkerkunde, Stuttgart. Published in association with Edition Hansjorg Mayer, Stuttgart. 388 pp. with 668 ills. (351 col.). 30 x 25 cm. In German.
Published in conjunction with an ambitious exhibition of Islamic art works produced throughout the Near East, Asia and Africa from the 9th to the early 20th century, this scholarly catalogue illustrates a diverse array of hundreds of sacred and secular objects selected chiefly from the holdings of the Linden-Museum, including textiles, ceramic vessels and tiles, jewelry, manuscripts and miniature paintings. More than 45 texts outline the history and principles of Islam, trace sectarian developments within the religion, and examine regional manifestations of Islamic art and culture from Nigeria and Sudan to Bangladesh and Indonesia, discussing such topics as the garden as a central image and unifying metaphor in the Muslim world view, aspects of religious architecture in the Punjab region, and contemporary trends in Afro-Islamic literature.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional)
Plans: 02,04
Worldwide Number: 024213
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