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Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from Islamic Lands, 7th-21st Century

Mackie, Louise W.

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ISBN 10: 0300206097 / ISBN 13: 9780300206098
Published by The Cleveland Museum of Art / Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2015
Condition: VG Hardcover
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Tan & decorated cloth, 520 pp., lavishly illus. in color. "Presents a lavishly illustrated survey of luxury textiles from Spain across the Middle East to Central asia and India from the seventh century to the present, with examples drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Art's fine collection, and from museums on four continents. Luxury textiles are a missing link in understanding the visual arts, culture, and history of Islamic countries. Symbols of power, wealth, and status, they set standards of beauty and drove economies, fueling prosperity and urbanization. Written by a leading Islamic textile scholar, this is the first book about luxury textiles from Islamic lands to consider hitorical, aesthetic, and technical issues in a comprehensive manner. It not only advances the field but also appeals to anyone interested in textiles, art history, material culture, and design." (last page) A sumptuous book, indeed!. Bookseller Inventory # 153086

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Title: Symbols of Power: Luxury Textiles from ...

Publisher: The Cleveland Museum of Art / Yale University Press, New Haven and London

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:VG

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A lavishly illustrated, authoritative presentation of the history of Islamic luxury textiles

For centuries, luxury textiles were symbols of status, wealth, and power at Islamic imperial courts from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, setting standards for beauty and fueling prosperous, urban economies. This book offers an unparalleled examination of Islamic luxury textiles, drawn from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s exemplary collection as well as from museums on four continents. Leading scholar Louise W. Mackie offers a generous overview of the cultural significance of these textiles, as well as descriptions of primary motifs and patterns, and explanations of various techniques used in their production. With singular insight into distinctive artistic characteristics of wealthy dynasties and periods, the text—complemented by more than 450 sumptuous illustrations—pinpoints luxury textiles as a vital link between art, culture, and history of the Islamic world. This book offers a much-needed contribution to scholarship on both textiles and Islamic art, and paves the way for further study and appreciation of these objects.

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This sumptuously illustrated book offers an unparalleled examination of Islamic luxury textiles, with singular insight into the significance and distinctive artistic characteristics of different patterns and designs.

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