Manuel d’Art Musulman. TWO VOLUMES.

Migeon, Gaston & Henri Saladin.

Book ID: 13786


8vo. Volume I: L’architecture: xxiii, 594 pp, [2] Erratum, 420 b/w figures in text / Volume II: Les Arts Plastiques et Industriels: lxxxiii, 476 pp, [1], 376 figures in text, Islamic calligraphy vignette on title pages, full modern vellum, title gilt tipped on spine, biblio, light foxing, Bookplate of Caroli Alexandri De Cosson verso front covers, spine of volume 2 slightly torn, Librairie Alphonse Picard et Fils, Paris, first edition, 1907.


Gaston Migeon (1861 – 1930), French scholar and experts in Islamic art. He held the position of director of the French National Museum, and published several studies in the “ Journale Asiatique” , “ Syria” and other journals on Islamic arts.
The idea of compiling this manuel started in 1907 after a discussion between the author and his colleague H. Saladin. During that period studies on Islamic art were scarce, only the Arab Museum in Cairo, and the Louvre Museum in Paris published catalogues .
Between 1907 and 1912 Migeon worked on producing this work. In volume I Migeon discusses Islamic works of art in paintings, miniatures, sculptures, furniture, rocks, wood, ivories, bronze, numismatics and arms. While volume II covers metals, glass, ceramics, tissues and Carpets. [Creswell 1294.]

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