Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art (Arabic) (Arabic Edition)

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Ferozkoh: Tradition and Continuity in Afghan Art represents a partnership between the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha and the students and teachers of the Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul. The unifying theme of the exhibition is the preservation of the traditional arts of the Islamic world - in both themes and materials - in the modern world, and the role of education in its transmission and translation. Half of the objects featured in the exhibition are historical objectsmasterpieces from the Museum of Islamic Art's collection, from four great dynasties with connections to Afghanistan: the Ghaznavids, Timurids, Mughals and Safavids.The other half of the exhibition presents works created specifically for the exhibition by Turquoise Mountain students in response to, and in conversation with, the historical objects. Featuring exquisite photography and unique research, this catalogue is a visually stunning representation of the exhibition and a valuable record of an extraordinary endeavour.

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Dr. Leslee Katrina Michelsen is the Head of the Curatorial and Research Department, and the Curator of Ceramics and Stucco, at the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. She completed her Ph.D. in Art History (with a concentration in Islamic Art History and Archaeology) from the University of Pennsylvania.An art historian as well as an archaeologist, and has excavated in Turkey, Qatar, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan, where she also consulted on a number of Islamic art, archaeology and conservation projects as a volunteer with the Turquoise Mountain Institute in Kabul in 2006. She has been the Finds Supervisor and Assistant Co-Director of the Ancient Merv Project through University College London since 2008.

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