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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  ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Barock & Rokoko

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Morocco

Le Maroc Andalou

À la découverte d'un Art de Vivre

Le Maroc Andalou: 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 dynast ...

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 ...

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 ...

Syria

The Ayyubid Era

Art and architecture in Medieval Syria

The Ayyubid Era: Art and Architecture in Medieval Syria focuses on the unique artistic and architectural development in 12th–13th century Syria, when Atabeg and Ayyubid military resistance to the Crusaders coincided with a great cultural and artistic revival in the most important Syrian cities.The Ayyubid patrons provided educative, religious and charitable institutions; their intense  ...

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

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

Par les Terres de la Maure Enchantée

L'art islamique au Portugal

Le Portugal est un terrain hautement propice à de salutaires réévaluations, un endroit idéal pour débarrasser l'histoire de certains clichés dévastateurs : dans la péninsule Ibérique par exemple, la première grande rupture de civilisation eut lieu non pas dans le premier VIIIe siècle – une période traditionnellement associée à l'une des plus grandes “invasions” arabes ...

Palestinian Territories

Pilgrimage, Sciences and Sufism

Islamic Art in the West Bank and Gaza

Throughout its entire history, Palestine has witnessed on its territory the convergence of the great Middle Eastern cultures. Besides the obvious destruction and devastation, this convergence enriched the region with highly evolved cultural traditions to ensure a glowing reputation that spread to the outer edges of the new Muslim order. For the faithful undertaking the hadj Palestine rap ...

Austria

Die Gotik / Tirol

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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  ...

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 ...

Algeria

Legacy of Islam in Algeria

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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 ...

Turkey

Early Ottoman Art

Legacy of the Emirates

The apogee of Soliman's reign has for a long time obscured the various seminal disruptions brought into Anatolia by the precursors of the empire. Amongst these were the first Turkish emirates who took advantage of an ebbing Byzantine empire in order to establish themselves in the peninsula. The Ottoman dynasty would of course have the most celebrated destiny, but the architectural, artis ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Maximilian I

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Spain

Mudejar Art

Islamic Aesthetics in Christian Art

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MWNF Virtual Museum Books
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.