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MWNF Travel Books
Egypt

L'Art Mamelouk

Splendeur et Magie des Sultans

D’esclaves à sultans, l’histoire des Mamelouks est celle d’une prodigieuse montée en puissance, une épopée digne des plus excitants romans d’aventure. Révolutions de palais, intrigues sanglantes, assassinats – mais organisation visionnaire, discipline de fer, campagnes héroïques, volontés farouches, finesse politique et diplomatique, expansion commerciale… Mal connue  ...

Portugal

Terras de Moura Encantada

Arte islamica em Portugal

If such were the aim, Portugal could offer the ideal place to test the validity of a co-ordinated approach to the promotion of culture based on advances in scientific research and development of public awareness. The case of Islamic art in the land of the ancient Gharb al-Andalus, this extreme western fringe of the Muslim territory in the Middle Ages, is particularly revealing in this co ...

Palestinian Territories

Peregrinación, Ciencias y Sufismo

El arte islámico en Cisjordania y Gaza

A lo largo de toda su historia, Palestina ha visto cruzarse en su territorio las grandes culturas de Oriente Próximo. Pese a las destrucciones y devastaciones, esta convergencia enriqueció la región con refinadas tradiciones culturales que propagaron su fama hasta los más apartados confines del nuevo imperio musulmán. Para los creyentes que cumplían la hadj, Palestina pasó a ser e ...

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 :  ...

Austria

Die Gotik / Tirol

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Spain

Mudejar Art

Islamic Aesthetics in Christian Art

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Austria (Tyrol)

Barock & Rokoko

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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 ...

Turkey

Los Inicios del Arte Otomano

La herencia de los emiratos

El apogeo del reinado de Suleimán ocultó durante largo tiempo los cambios bruscos y fundacionales que introdujeron en Anatolia los precursores del imperio. La dinastía otomana se labró su destinó entre los primeros emiratos turcos que aprovecharon el debilitamiento del imperio bizantino para establecerse en la península. Pero la supremacía artística, intelectual, social y económ ...

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  ...

Italy (Sicily)

L'Art Arabo-Normand

La Culture Islamique dans la Sicile Médiévale

Vaincue par les Aghlabides en 827, la Sicile passe aux mains des Fatimides en 948, avant que la conquête normande ne chasse définitivement les musulmans de l'île en 1061. Organisée en trois “vallées” administratives – Val di Mazara, Val di Noto, Val Demone –, la Sicile islamique, renouvelant des canons byzantins parfois encore fortement teintés de résonances tardo-antiques ...

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)

Maximilian I

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Syria

The Ayyubid Era

Art and architecture in Medieval Syria

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Tunisia

Ifriqiya

Treize Siècles d'Art et d'Architecture en Tunisie

La Tunisie offre une vision synoptique et chronologique couvrant treize siècles d'histoire islamique. Après la fondation de Kairouan et l'essor de l'ère islamique – époque pendant laquelle les traditions locales s'enrichissent du lointain souvenir de Samarra –, les dynasties successives marqueront le paysage architectural de la région de leurs expressions artistiques propres. Le ...

Algeria

Legacy of Islam in Algeria

The Art and Architecture of Light introduces the varied and richest forms Islamic art assumed in Central Maghreb (Algeria), an important artistic heritage related to crucial events that marked the country’s history, from the rise of dissident religious movements to the influence of great dynasties, and the roles played by trade and pilgrimage routes and by the Ottomans in the Mediterr ...

MWNF Virtual Museum Books
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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Wasmuth
Tübingen, Germany

Architecture, Art and Archaeology are the focus of this renowned German publishing house, founded in 1872 by Ernst Wasmuth. Partner of MWNF since 2001.