Islamic Art in Cairo: From the Seventh to the Eighteenth Centuries by E. Prisse DAvennesIslamic Art in Cairo: From the Seventh to the Eighteenth Centuries by E. Prisse DAvennes

Islamic Art in Cairo: From the Seventh to the Eighteenth Centuries

byE. Prisse DAvennes, George T. Scanlon

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In 1827, a brilliant young French engineer and draftsman arrived in Alexandria at the start of a long and fruitful love affair with Egypt and its art, both ancient and contemporary. Emile Prisse D'Avennes (1807-79) spent a total of nineteen years in Egypt, traveling throughout the country tocollect the stunning images that he later published in Paris in two collections, Atlas de l'histoire de l'art egyptien and L'Art arabe. It is the illustrations from the latter that make up this volume. Prisse's masterly renderings of Cairo's mosques and their decorations more than retain theirimpact today: they still have the power to amaze and delight, while at the same time carrying valuable historical and artistic information for specialists studying Islamic art and architecture. As Professor George Scanlon says in his Introduction to the volume: For those passionate about the Islamiclegacy of Egypt, may they admire and stand grateful.

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Emile Prisse D'Avennes(1807-79), a colossal figure in Egyptian studies, is also the author of Islamic Art in Cairo (AUC Press, 1998), the Oriental Album, as well as dozens of articles and reports on a variety of subjects.
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Title:Islamic Art in Cairo: From the Seventh to the Eighteenth CenturiesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 9.29 × 0.59 inPublished:September 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:977416119X

ISBN - 13:9789774161193

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