The Friends of God: Sufi Saints in Islam: Popular Poster Art from Pakistan by Jurgen Wasim FrembgenThe Friends of God: Sufi Saints in Islam: Popular Poster Art from Pakistan by Jurgen Wasim Frembgen

The Friends of God: Sufi Saints in Islam: Popular Poster Art from Pakistan

byJurgen Wasim Frembgen

Paperback | February 29, 2012

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Modern poster-portraits depicting Sufi saints and their shrines are a vivid medium of piety and devotion. These colourful, visually fascinating and powerful prints are particularly signifi cant for the study of contemporary views of the South Asian Sufi tradition shared by the common people.Unfolding a world of imagination, they reflect the visual aesthetics of folk art and pop art steeped in exuberance and playfulness. Through comprehensive documentation and analysis, this book aims to introduce the genre of popular Sufi poster art for the first time to a wider readership.
Jurgen Wasim Frembgen is Chief Curator of the Oriental Department at the Museum of Ethnology in Munich as well as Privatdozent (Private Lecturer) in Islamic Studies at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. Since 1981 he has been teaching anthropology and Islamic Studies at different universities in Germany; in addition he had been a v...
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Title:The Friends of God: Sufi Saints in Islam: Popular Poster Art from PakistanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 8.27 × 11.02 × 0 inPublished:February 29, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199065942

ISBN - 13:9780199065943

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