0500974012 Large hardcover with jacket ex-library with typical marks. Covers and dust jacket show only light edge wear, text appears unmarked and binding is tight. Ships FAST!. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1132966
Synopsis: City dwellers, farmers and nomads, Arabs, Kurds, Armenians, Turks, Muslims, Christians and Jews - all have made their contributions to the colorful mosaic of Syria's craft traditions. Textiles and silver jewelry produced in the towns are complemented by peasant handicrafts: bold ceramics and mats woven from white straw with spirited designs. Dresses with profuse embroidery or geometric patterns display the origins of the women who wear them. Syrian nomads make brilliant carpets with which to decorate their tents and their camels.
At the time of the Crusades, Damascene cloth and metalwork, and glassware from Aleppo, were much sought after in the courts of Christian princes. Even at the end of the nineteenth century, Syrian handicrafts were still regarded as luxury items in Europe. Now the whole span of this enduring culture is comprehensively treated, with explanatory text and over 600 illustrations, in a fascinating overview of Syria's material legacy.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German
Title: The Arts and Crafts of Syria/Collection ...
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 1992
Book Condition: Good
Book Description 1992. Historic Middle East, Art. Thames and Hudson. Very good -near fine cloth and dust jacket in original shrink though there is now some minor wear at the bottom right corner through the shrink wrap. 240p. Please allow for additional overseas postage. Seller Inventory # 2086
Book Description Hardcover Nov 01, 1992. Condition: Used: Good. Ex-Library, All Books are dispatched the same working from the UK if ordered before 1pm GMT, Securely & carefully packed, Great customer service, Seller Inventory # E34C-1053
Book Description Thames and Hudson, London, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Fine plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First UK Edition. 1992. 1st English edition. At the time of writing this description, this appears to be a more important book than ever, as Syrian town after town and village after village are smashed to pieces and the loss of both life and culture have been appalling. The author is head of the Oriental Department at the Linden-museum in Stuttgart where an important collection of Syrian artefacts and textiles is held. Several other notable experts have contributed to this richly illustrated and wonderfully informative book. There is a very small mark to spine of coffee-coloured cloth binding and very slight rubbing and a tiny split to top edge of the DJ. Seller Inventory # 005387
Book Description Thames and Hudson 1992, London, 1992. Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 240 pp. Publisher's cloth in dust jacket. Crease to rear board. With 620illustrations, 200 in colour. A VG copy in VG dust jacket. 4to. Seller Inventory # 50977
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0500974012
Book Description Thames & Hudson 1992-11, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: good. 0500974012. Seller Inventory # 576039
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1992. Condition: Very Good. 0500974012 0500974012 Very Good. (Binding: Hardcover, Jacket: Very Good) Cloth, 34 cm., 240 pp., with color and black and white plates. Includes bibliography. Very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 70136
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020500974012
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010500974012
Book Description Thames & Hudson, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110500974012