Arts of The Islamic Book.

Welch, Anthony & Welch, Stuart Cary.

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Book ID: 24535

ISBN:      0801415489


4to. 240 pp., 80 b/w plates of which some in colour, original cloth in pictorial dust wrapper, shelf label on lower spine, otherwise copy in mint condition, published for the Asia Society by Cornell University Press, London, 1982.


“The collection of Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan contains some of the world’s finest examples of painting and calligraphy and is perhaps the most important private Muslim collection of Islamic art. This volume, richly illustrated with 24 color plates and 101 black-and-white photographs, provides a brief history of the collection and offers a generous selection of paintings, manuscripts, calligraphies, bindings, and drawings that spans the geographic range of Islamic art from North Africa to India. Detailed discussions of each illustration introduce readers to the major patrons and artists in the development of the arts of the precious book.”.

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