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Corporate Author Türk ve slâm Eserleri Müzesi, author, organizer.

Title The art of the Qurʼan : treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts / Massumeh Farhad and Simon Rettig ; with contributions by François Déroche, Edhem Eldem, Jane McAuliffe, Sana Mirza, and Zeren Tanındı.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    745.67 ART    Available
Description 382 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 33 cm
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Note Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul, held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., October 15, 2016-February 20, 2017.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 368-371) and index.
Summary This story unfolds in Qur'ans from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, the companion publication to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's groundbreaking exhibition, the first major presentation of Qur'ans in the United States. The book's authors describe the formation of this one-of-a-kind collection and the history of TIEM, whose centuries-old records on patrons, calligraphers, illuminators, and provenance allow us to create "biographies" detailing the production of the Qur'ans in the exhibition. Essays address the Qur'an as a written text--from content and organization to the elaborate calligraphy and illuminated designs that transformed the volumes into beautiful artworks. Qur'ans also includes in-depth descriptions of some seventy works from TIEM and the Smithsonian's Sackler and Freer Galleries. It features full-page, color images of the earliest known Qur'an folios and manuscripts from the Umayyad and Abbasid Near East (7th-10th century), Seljuk Iran and Anatolia (12th century), the Mongol Il-Khanid and Timurid empires and Mamluk Cairo (14th and 15th centuries), Safavid and Ottoman empires (16th and 17th centuries) as well as a number of mosque furnishings, such as Qur'an boxes and stands. Most of these works have rarely, if ever, been published. --Publisher
Subject Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts -- Turkey -- Istanbul -- Exhibitions.
Qurʼan -- Illustrations -- Exhibitions.
Qurʼan -- Manuscripts -- Exhibitions.
Türk ve slâm Eserleri Müzesi -- Exhibitions.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Added Author Farhad, Massumeh, writer of text.
Rettig, Simon, writer of text.
Déroche, François. In the beginning.
Eldem, Edhem. Genesis of the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts.
Tanındı, Zeren. Illumination and decorative designs in Qurʼanic manuscripts.
McAuliffe, Jane Dammen. Qurʼan.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), host institution, issuing body.
ISBN 9781588345783 (hardcover)
1588345785 (hardcover)
9780934686402 (pbk.)
0934686408 (pbk.)
Standard No. 40026612810

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