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Syria

The Ayyubid Era

Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria

This book is dedicated to all those who believe that the key to mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence is knowledge of the other’s perspective of history and cultural values, according to the other’s specific historical experience. Today we watch on with horror at developments in Syria and the surrounding region and the impact the war is having on Europe and the int ...

Italy

Portoferraio

Isola d’Elba

Portoferraio, principale approdo dell’isola d’Elba, ha un patrimonio di straordinario fascino e ricchezza che questa guida vi propone di scoprire. Come sempre nelle guide di Museo Senza Frontiere, sono gli studiosi del posto a raccontare la storia della loro città permettendo di scoprire luoghi e siti spesso sconosciuti anche agli stessi abitanti. Tre grandi percorsi a tema ripercor ...

MWNF Travel Books
Italy

Portoferraio

Isola d’Elba

Portoferraio, principale approdo dell’isola d’Elba, ha un patrimonio di straordinario fascino e ricchezza che questa guida vi propone di scoprire. Come sempre nelle guide di Museo Senza Frontiere, sono gli studiosi del posto a raccontare la storia della loro città permettendo di scoprire luoghi e siti spesso sconosciuti anche agli stessi abitanti. Tre grandi percorsi a tema ripercor ...

Portugal

Por Tierras de la Mora Encantada

El arte islámico en Portugal

Portugal es una tierra propicia a saludables reconsideraciones, un lugar ideal para librarse de ciertos tópicos funestos: en la península ibérica, por ejemplo, la primera gran ruptura de una civilización tuvo lugar no a principios del siglo VIII –un periodo asociado tradicionalmente a una de las mayores “invasiones” árabes–, sino más bien durante la “reconquista” cristi ...

Algeria

Legacy of Islam in Algeria

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Morocco

Le Maroc Andalou

À la découverte d'un Art de Vivre

A la découverte d'un art de vivre raconte l'histoire des échanges entre la frontière occidentale du Maghreb et Al-Andalus sur plus de cinq siècles. A ce carrefour, les circonstances politiques et sociales ont donné naissance à un courant culturel, technique et artistique dont l'envergure se révèle dans la splendeur des minarets, mosquées et madrassas des dynasties successives :  ...

Spain

Mudejar Art

Islamic Aesthetics in Christian Art

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Italy

I Principi della Chiesa

Roma e lo Stato della Chiesa costituiscono un caso unico nella storia d'Europa di principato insieme religioso e secolare. Dalla ricostruzione seguita alla distruzione compiuta dalle truppe di Carlo V nel 1527 (papato di Paolo III Farnese 1534-1549) questa mostra giunge, illustrando l'azione di governo e le committenze artisitiche di undici Papi a ciascuno dei quali è dedicato un percor ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Tiroler Ausstellungsstrassen: Barock und Rokoko

Die Kunstlandschaft Tirol, die in besonderem Maß von der Vielfältigkeit verschiedener Kulturepochen geprägt ist, zeigt von einer glanzvollen künstlerischen Tradition. Nicht das Kunstwerk zum Betrachter, sondern den Betrachter zum Kunstwerk zu bringen, ist die Philosophie der Tiroler Ausstellungsstrassen. Drei thematische Ausstellungsstrassen – Die Gotik, Barock & Rokoko,  ...

Egypt

Mamluk Art

Splendour and Magic of the Sultans

From slaves to sultans, the history of the Mamluks is one of a prodigious rise to power, an epic worthy of a place alongside the most exciting of adventure novels. Palace uprisings, bloody intrigues, murders, but also a visionary organisation, an iron discipline, heroic campaigns, a fierce willpower, a keen sense of politics and diplomacy alongside commercial expansion. Little known unti ...

Portugal

The Manueline

Portuguese art during the Great Discoveries

The Manueline. Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries reveals the splendours of an era that skilfully brought Portugal into the Modern Age. Alongside the formidable adventures of the Great Maritime Discoveries, King Manuel I (1469-1521) included the related fields of both Church and State without precedent. What resulted was a style which was not only historically unique, but which  ...

Germany

Barock & Rokoko (Bayern Süd)

Baroque & Rococo

Die Sinne schwelgen zu lassen war das Ziel der barocken Kunst. Mit Hilfe prunkvollster Interieurs wurde in Kirchen und Schlössern jedermann die Herrlichkeit göttlicher und weltlicher Ordnung vor Augen geführt. Und welches Land wäre besser dazu geeignet, den barocken Rausch der Sinne nachzuerleben, als Bayern, das wie kein zweites so nachhaltig durch die Barockzeit geprägt wurde, man ...

Jordan

The Umayyads

The Rise of Islamic Art

Far from abolishing the freedom of local cults and undermining existing town plans, The Umayyads acknowledged the aesthetic language already in place on their arrival in Jordan (661), and re-invented its forms with an astonishing freedom of expression. Brief as their hegemony was (less than 90 years) the role of the Umayyad caliphs remains crucial in the history of Islam. By establishing ...

Austria

Il Gotico / Tirolo

Un profondo legame unisce il Tirolo allo stile gotico: il singolare corrispondere della nascita di questa regione come entità politica nel corso del XIII secolo con l'affermarsi in campo artistico delle nuove forme slanciate che suggeriscono il movimento, introdotte dal gotico. Il nuovo stile si radica con realizzazioni artistiche che non mancano di caratterizzazioni locali rispetto al  ...

Turkey

Genèse de l'Art Ottoman

L'Héritage des Émirs

L'apogée du règne de Soliman a longtemps occulté les bouleversements fondateurs introduits en Anatolie par les précurseurs de l'empire. Parmi ces premiers émirats turcs qui profitent de l'affaiblissement de l'empire byzantin pour s'établir dans la Péninsule, la dynastie ottomane allait bien sûr connaître la plus célèbre destinée. Mais la suprématie architecturale et artistiq ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Maximilian I

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Tunisia

Ifriqiya

Tredici secoli d'arte e d'architettura in Tunisia

La Tunisia offre una visione d'assieme cronologica che copre tredici secoli di storia islamica. Dopo la fondazione di Kairuan e l'inizio dell'era islamica - epoca in cui le tradizioni locali si arricchiscono degli echi provenienti da Samarra - le successive dinastie regnanti del paese lasceranno un'impronta sul paesaggio architettonico con proprie, originali, espressioni di gusto artisti ...

Italy (Sicily)

Siculo-Norman Art

Islamic Culture in Medieval Sicily

Sicily was won from the Aghlabids in 827 and passed to the Fatimids in 948. The Norman Conquest of 1061 finally ousted the Muslims from the Island. Organised into three administrative valla – Val di Mazara, Val di Noto, Val Demone – Islamic Sicily produced singularly imaginative crafts and many religious and civic buildings, resurrecting some Byzantine canons, at times still heavily  ...

Palestinian Territories

Pellegrinaggi, Scienza e Sufismo

L’arte islamica in Cisgiordania e a Gaza

L’arte islamica in Cisgiordania e a Gaza rivela un’epoca in cui, sotto il regno delle dinastie ayyubide, mamelucca e ottomana, la Palestina accolse pellegrini e sapienti provenienti da ogni parte del mondo musulmano. Le grandi dinastie commissionarono capolavori artistici e architettonici nei più importanti centri religiosi che divennero richiamo per i più famosi maestri e studiosi ...

Syria

The Ayyubid Era

Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria

This book is dedicated to all those who believe that the key to mutual understanding and peaceful coexistence is knowledge of the other’s perspective of history and cultural values, according to the other’s specific historical experience. Today we watch on with horror at developments in Syria and the surrounding region and the impact the war is having on Europe and the int ...

MWNF Virtual Museum Books
14 countries, 40 museums

À descoberta da arte islâmica

no Mediterrâneo

As grandes dinastias islâmicas do Mediterrâneo são as protagonistas deste livro, juntamente com o seu fascinante legado artístico e cultural. Trinta e nove estudiosos, conservadores de museus e especialistas em património cultural de 14 países europeus, norte-africanos e do Próximo Oriente são os autores dos 22 capítulos que conduzem o leitor ao longo de 13 séculos de história, da époc ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Islamische Kunst am Mittelmeer

Faszinierende Entdeckungen

Die großen islamischen Dynastien des Mittelmeerraums mit ihrem faszinierenden künstlerischen und kulturellen Erbe sind die Protagonisten dieses Buches. 39 Wissenschaftler, Museumskuratoren und Experten für kulturelles Erbe aus 14 Ländern in Europa, Nordafrika und dem Nahen Osten zeichnen als Autoren von 22 Kapiteln, die den Leser durch 13 Jahrhunderte der islamischen Geschichte führen – von ...

14 countries, 40 museums

إكتشف الفن الإسلامي

في حوض المتوسط

السلالات الإسلامية الحاكمة الكبرى في حوض المتوسط، جنباً إلى جنب مع تراثها الفني والثقافي المبهر، هي أبطال هذا الكتاب. ثمة تسعة وثلاثون باحثاً، وأمينَ متحف، وخبيراً في التراث الثقافي، من 14 بلداً في أوربا، وشمال أفريقيا، ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Descubrir el arte islámico

en el Mediterráneo

Las grandes dinastías islámicas del Mediterráneo son las protagonistas de este libro, junto con su fascinante legado artístico y cultural. Treinta y nueve estudiosos, conservadores de museo y especialistas en patrimonio cultural de 14 países europeos, norteafricanos y de Oriente Próximo son los autores de los 22 capítulos que conducen al lector por 13 siglos de historia, desde la época del ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Découvrir l’art islamique

en Méditerranée

En même temps que leur fascinant héritage artistique et culturel, les grandes dynasties islamiques de la Méditerranée sont les protagonistes de ce livre. 39 chercheurs, conservateurs de musée et spécialistes du patrimoine culturel de 14 pays d'Europe, d'Afrique du Nord et du Proche-Orient sont les auteurs des 22 chapitres qui conduisent le lecteur à travers 13 siècles d'histoire, depuis la ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Discover Islamic Art

in the Mediterranean

The great Islamic Dynasties of the Mediterranean are the protagonists of this book, together with their fascinating artistic and cultural legacy. Thirty-nine scholars, museum curators and experts in cultural heritage, from 14 countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, are the authors of the 22 chapters that take the reader through 13 centuries of Islamic history from the period of the  ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Akdeniz’de İslam Sanatını Keşfedin

Akdeniz'deki büyük İslam Hanedanları, büyüleyici sanatsal ve kültürel miraslarıyla beraber bu kitabın başkahramanlarıdır. Avrupa, Kuzey Afrika ve Orta Doğu'daki 14 ülkeden otuz dokuz akademisyen, müze kuratörü ve kültür mirası uzmanı; okuru Hz. Muhammed döneminden Osmanlı İmparatorluğu'nun sonuna kadar (1922) 13 yüzyıllık bir tarih yol ...

14 countries, 40 museums

Alla scoperta dell’arte islamica

nel Mediterraneo

Le grandi dinastie islamiche del Mediterraneo, insieme al loro affascinante lascito artistico e culturale, sono i protagonisti di questo libro. Trentanove studiosi, curatori di musei ed esperti in patrimonio culturale di 14 paesi in Europa, Nord Africa e Medio Oriente, sono gli autori di 22 capitoli che accompagnano il lettore attraverso 13 secoli di storia islamica, dalla predicazione del profeta ...

14 countries, 40 museums

MWNF Educational Guide

Discover Islamic Art

The MWNF Educational Guide is a holistic educational manual designed for the MWNF website to be used by a vast range of audience interested in Islamic art, culture and heritage A team of six experts from six Arab countries has developed educational concepts that provide a general framework for the use of the website in classrooms, seminars and by individual scholars. The guide provides  ...

Books by MWNF Partners
Al-Dar Al-Masriah Al-Lubnaniah
Cairo, Egypt

Publishes a wide range of books in Arabic, in particular also children and art books. Is a MWNF partner publisher since 2000.
The British Museum Press
London, United Kingdom

Publishes books related to the activities of The British Museum.
UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press
Los Angeles, United States of America

Since 1975, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press has served to preserve cultural heritage through the documentation and publication of scholarly archaeological research.