A Legacy Of Armenian Treasures: Testimony To A People-the Alex And Marie Manoogian Museum by Edmond Y. AzadianA Legacy Of Armenian Treasures: Testimony To A People-the Alex And Marie Manoogian Museum by Edmond Y. Azadian

A Legacy Of Armenian Treasures: Testimony To A People-the Alex And Marie Manoogian Museum

byEdmond Y. Azadian, Sylvie L. Merian, Lucy Ardash

Hardcover | April 1, 2013

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The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Michigan holds the largest and most representative gathering of Armenian art and artifacts outside Armenia, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, rugs and carpets, sacred vessels and vestments, textiles and embroidery, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, coins, and objects from the ancient kingdom of Urartu. A Legacy of Armenian Treasures features more than 160 of the museum's most vital and beautiful pieces, each reproduced in full color and accompanied by a detailed entry. Essays by nine scholars of Armenian art and artifacts shed light not only on the artistic significance of these objects but on their cultural context as well.

Edmond Y. Azadian is Advisor to the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum and Advisor from the Diaspora to the Ministry of Culture of Armenia. His books include Portraits and Profiles and History on the Move.Sylvie L. Merian is a librarian at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York and author of many articles on Armenian arts and artifacts. ...
Title:A Legacy Of Armenian Treasures: Testimony To A People-the Alex And Marie Manoogian MuseumFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 11.75 × 11.75 × 1.3 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0578113775

ISBN - 13:9780578113777

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Table of Contents

Foreword Thomas F. Mathews
Introduction Edmond Y. Azadian

Chapter 1. Illuminated Manuscripts and Printed Books Sylvie L. Merian
Chapter 2. Ceramics Amy S. Landau
Chapter 3. Inscribed Rugs Vahram Taitikian with S. Peter Cowe
Chapter 4. Ancient and Medieval Coins Levon Saryan
Chapter 5. Paintings and Sculpture Garabed Belian
Chapter 6. Ancient Objects Alina Ayvazian and Felix I. Ter-Martirosov
Chapter 7. Garments, Lace, and Embroidery Sylvie L. Merian
Chapter 8. Sacred and Religious Objects Amy S. Landau, Theo Maarten van Lint, and Sylvie L. Merian
Chapter 9. Practical and Personal Metal Objects Sylvie L. Merian

Maps
Timeline of Armenian History
Glossary of Armenian Terms
Notes
Bibliography
Appendix I: Key to Use of Armenian Letters to Represent Numerals
Appendix II: Indo-European Languages Diagram
Acknowledgments
About the Contributors

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"This richly illustrated book... makes a significant contribution to an understanding of Armenian culture and history... Highly recommended." -Choice