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Author
Emile Prisse D'Avennes.
Publisher Taschen  
Format box
Product Dimensions 19.2 x 13.5 x 2.2 inches
ISBN 9783836519830
Pages/Publication Date 392/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30015
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With more than 200 gorgeous color plates—including several two-page images larger than 24 x 17 inches and two stunning reproductions that fold out of the book to larger than 24 x 33 inches—this substantive tome catalogs the work of 19th-century French Orientalist Emile Prisse d'Avennes. In his 40 years of traveling through the Middle East, India, and North Africa he documented his passion for Arab and Muslim art, costume, and architecture in a series of drawings, paintings, engravings, and photographs, the finest examples of which are collected here and captioned in English, German, and French. Here are minutely detailed drawings of the Mosquée de Qaytbay and the house of Bayt Al-Chalibi, colorful mosaics from the tomb of Barsabay and an enameled glass lamp, and full-figure portraits of dancing girls in flowing silk and an Abyssinian warrior in battle dress. The book's preface discusses Prisse d'Avennes's remarkable life as an explorer and scholar, as well as his role in facilitating the study of Arab art in Western Europe.
 
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