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EREDITA DELL'ISLAM: ARTE ISLAMICA IN ITALIA (The Heritage of Islam: Islamic Art in Italy). Ed. by Giovanni Curatola. Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1993. Organized by Comune di Venezia, Assessorato alla Cultura. Published by Silvana Editoriale, Milan. 520 pp. with 448 ills. (409 col.). 28 x 23 cm. LC 94-113584 In Italian.
Presenting an impressive array of works assembled from dozens of church, museum and library holdings in Italy that collectively reflect the country's significant historical links to the Islamic world, this substantial catalogue features illustrations and scholarly analyses of 317 diverse objects dating primarily from the 9th through the 16th century, including ceramics, metalwork, manuscripts, coins and medallions, miniature paintings, stone and ivory carvings, textiles and architectural elements. Sixteen essays include an introductory overview of Islamic history and art, individual discussions of artistic traditions in fourteen Islamic cultures from Spain to India, and an examination of Muslim influences on Italian art and architecture.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional)
Plans: 01,06,15
Worldwide Number: 024316
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