The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo

Bernard O'Kane
With contributions byMohamed Abbas
Iman Abdulfattah

Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art houses one of the richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic wo

English edition
25 August 2012
416 pp.
365 color illus.
12.5X22cm
ISBN 9789774163388
For sale worldwide

$29.95

Cairo’s Museum of Islamic Art houses one of the richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt’s most fascinating museums. Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the esthetic and historic importance of the museum’s main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt’s great collection of Islamic art.

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