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MWNF Travel Books
Morocco

Andalusian Morocco

A Discovery in living art

As early as the beginning of the eighth century, having just reached this extreme territory of the Maghreb, Moroccan Islam started to cast its eye to the other side of the Straits of Gibraltar and shortly after set foot on the Iberian Peninsula. From that time on, and for a further eight centuries the fate of both areas would be inseparable, and it is this real Hispanic-Maghreb culture t ...

Palestinian Territories

Pèlerinage, Sciences et Soufisme

L'art islamique en Cisjordanie et à Gaza

Pèlerinage, Sciences et Soufisme: L'art islamique en Cisjordanie et à Gaza s'intéresse à une époque où, sous le règne des dynasties ayyoubide, mamelouke et ottomane, la Palestine accueillait les pèlerins de tous les horizons du monde musulman. Ces grandes dynasties ont commandité des chefs d'œuvre d'art et d'architecture dans les principaux centres religieux de la région. Att ...

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 ...

Egypt

El Arte Mameluco

Esplendor y Magia de los Sultanes

De esclavos a sultanes, la historia de los mamelucos es la de una prodigiosa ascensión al poder, una epopeya digna del más emocionante libro de aventuras, donde vemos sucederse revueltas palaciegas e intrigas sangrientas, pero también organización con sentido de futuro, férrea disciplina, campañas heroicas, voluntad indomable, agudeza política y diplomática, expansión comercial. ...

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 ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Maximilian I

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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 ...

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  ...

Jordan

Les Omeyyades

Naissance de l'Art Islamique

Loin d'abolir la liberté des cultes locaux et de bouleverser les organisations urbaines existantes, les Omeyyades ont reconnu les langages esthétiques en vigueur à leur arrivée en Jordanie (41H/661 J.-C.), et en ont réinventé les formes avec une étonnante liberté d'expression. Pour brève qu'ait été leur hégémonie (moins de 90 ans), le rôle des califes omeyyades reste crucia ...

Algeria

L'Héritage de l’Islam en Algérie

Art et architecture de la lumière

Art et architecture de la lumière présente les formes les plus variées et les plus riches de l'art islamique du Maghreb central, un héritage artistique important, lié aux événements cruciaux qui ont marqué l'histoire de l'Algérie, depuis l'essor des mouvements religieux dissidents et le règne des grandes dynasties, en passant par le rôle des grands axes de commerce et de pèle ...

Syria

The Ayyubid Era

Art and architecture in Medieval Syria

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Spain

A arte Mudéjar

A estética Islâmica na arte Cristã

Mudejar Art: Islamic Aesthetics in Christian Art uncovers the fascinating richness of a genuinely Hispanic cultural and artistic symbiosis that became a distinctive element of Christian Spain after the end of Arab rule. Mudejars were Muslims who were allowed to stay in the reconquered territories and Mudejar artists and craftsmen strongly influenced the culture and art of the new Christi ...

Portugal

In The Lands Of The Enchanted Moorish Maiden

Islamic Art in 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Barocco & Rococò / Tirolo

Come in gran parte d'Europa, anche in Tirolo il Barocco giunse sull'onda dell'impegno controriformistico della Chiesa seguito al Concilio di Trento (1545-63), volto a rinnovare l'immagine del cattolicesimo. Ruolo fondamentale nella diffusione in questa regione retta da signoria propria fino al 1665, quando passò a far parte dell'Impero austriaco, fu svolto dalla Compagnia di Gesù fonda ...

Austria

Die Gotik / Tirol

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MWNF Virtual Museum Books
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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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.