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    DescriptionIn 1827, a brilliant young French engineer and draftsman arrived in Alexandria at the start of a long and fruitful love affair with Egypt and its art, both ancient and contemporary. Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-79) spent a total of nineteen years in Egypt, traveling throughout the country to collect the stunning images that he later published in Paris in two collections, "Atlas de l'histoire de l'art egyptien" and "L' Art arabe". It is the illustrations from the latter that make up this volume. Prisse's masterly renderings of Cairo's mosques and their decorations more than retain their impact today: they still have the power to amaze and delight, while at the same time carrying valuable historical and artistic information for specialists studying Islamic art and architecture. As Professor George Scanlon says in his Introduction to the volume: "For those passionate about the Islamic legacy of Egypt - may they admire and stand grateful."


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    Title
    Islamic Art in Cairo
    Subtitle
    From the 7th to the 18th Centuries
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Prisse D'Avennes, Introduction by George T. Scanlon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 215 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 953 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789774161193
    ISBN 10: 977416119X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25830
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QFM
    BIC subject category V2: AC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 47
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BIC subject category V2: 1QFM
    BISAC V2.8: ART047000
    DC21: 709.17492709
    DC22: 709.17492709
    Thema V1.0: AGA
    Illustrations note
    153 colour, 153 b/w illustrations
    Publisher
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Imprint name
    The American University in Cairo Press
    Publication date
    15 March 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Cairo
    Author Information
    Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-79), a colossal figure in Egyptian studies, is also the author of Atlas of Egyptian Art (AUC Press, 1997), the Oriental Album, as well as dozens of articles and reports on a variety of subjects. George T. Scanlon is professor of Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo.