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by N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York,Linda Komaroff,Stefano Carboni




Komaroff (curator of Islamic Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Carboni (curator of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art) produced this fine catalog to accompany a major show of Ilkhanid (as the Mongol dynasty was called after conversion to Islam) art exhibited at the authors' museums in New York and Los Angeles in 2002-2003. Most of the manuscripts, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, and other finely decorated objects were created in Iran. Many objects are also included from the Yuan Dynasty in China, during which the Mongols ruled. Eight full-length essays are built around the objects of the exhibition and other works, all depicted in color. The essays describe the history, culture, courtly life, artistic exchanges, religious art, arts of the book, and creation of a new visual language. Distributed by Yale U. Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Download The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353 epub
ISBN: 1588390713
ISBN13: 978-1588390714
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Collections Catalogs & Exhibitions
Author: N. Y.) Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York,Linda Komaroff,Stefano Carboni
Language: English
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art; First Edition edition (October 1, 2002)
Pages: 322 pages
ePUB size: 1665 kb
FB2 size: 1985 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 268
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Doomblade
Splendid images, and the essays are almost as enlightening. The focus is on cultural exchange in Mongol Iran, as Persian traditions met Chinese traditions and 'innovation and synthesis' flourished. Text seems very up-to-date, with new thought and information, and open-minded. Because the book has a case to make, about the unique art of Mongol Iran. East and West, with influences also from Byzantium, Europe... the less expected religions, too. Worthy of Rashid al-Din's History of the World, which features, with its widely-inspired illustrations. Great book.
Aloo
it looks ok , the cover is new but the page turns yellow. if the books be newer it will be good .