The Illustrated Guide to the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo : With the Museums of Islamic Ceramics and Islamic Textiles Paperback
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.
Also included are sections on two other small but important Cairo museums: the Islamic Ceramics Museum and the Islamic Textiles Museum.
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 collections of Islamic art.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages, 365 colour illustrations
- Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
- Publication Date: 15/08/2012
- Category: Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides
- ISBN: 9789774163388