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Austria

Die Gotik / Tirol

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, Baroc ...

Austria (Tyrol)

Tiroler Ausstellungsstrassen: Barock und Rokoko

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Austria (Tyrol)

Tiroler Ausstellungsstrassen: Maximilian I

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Portugal

The Manueline

Portuguese art during the Great Discoveries

The Manueline: Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries reveals the splendours of an era that brought Portugal into the Modern Age. Against the backdrop of fruitful maritime exploration, King Manuel I and the Church launched a golden era of artistic patronage without precedent in the Portuguese kingdom. Broadly spanning the period between 1490 and 1540, the Ma ...

Italy

I Principi della Chiesa

L'arte nel territorio di Roma tra Rinascimento e Barocco

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Algeria

An Architecture of Light

The arts of Islam in Algeria

Currently, only a provisional publication of the French edition is available; the PDF (21 MB) can be downloaded for free from this link: Une architecture de lumière For further details about this title please refer to this page:  ...

MWNF Travel Books
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 (Tyrol)

Maximilian I

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,  ...

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 ...

Portugal

Nelle Terre della Mora Incantata

L'arte islamica in Portogallo

Il Portogallo sembra essere il luogo più propizio per sgombrare il campo da alcuni luoghi comuni con effetti devastanti. Ad esempio in questa regione della penisola iberica la prima grande interruzione traumatica di corso storico, non avvenne nell'ottavo secolo - epoca normalmente definita come periodo dell' 'invasione araba' - ma decisamente durante la Riconquista cristiana, con l'arri ...

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 ...

Algeria

An Architecture of Light

The arts of Islam in Algeria

Currently, only a provisional publication of the French edition is available; the PDF (21 MB) can be downloaded for free from this link: Une architecture de lumière For further details about this title please refer to this page:  ...

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 ...

Austria

Die Gotik / Tirol

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, Baroc ...

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

L'arte nel territorio di Roma tra Rinascimento e Barocco

Roma e lo Stato della Chiesa costituiscono un caso unico nella storia d'Europa, di principato religioso e secolare al tempo stesso. Dalla ricostruzione avviata durante il papato di Paolo III Farnese (1534-1549) seguita alla distruzione compiuta dalle truppe di Carlo V (1527), questa guida illustra l'azione di governo e le committenze artistiche di undici Papi a ciascuno dei quali è dedi ...

Portugal

The Manueline

Portuguese art during the Great Discoveries

The Manueline: Portuguese Art during the Great Discoveries reveals the splendours of an era that brought Portugal into the Modern Age. Against the backdrop of fruitful maritime exploration, King Manuel I and the Church launched a golden era of artistic patronage without precedent in the Portuguese kingdom. Broadly spanning the period between 1490 and 1540, the Ma ...

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

Trece siglos de arte y arquitectura en Túnez

Túnez ofrece una visión sintética y cronológica que abarca trece siglos de historia islámica. Después de la fundación de Kairuán y el comienzo de la era islámica –durante la cual las tradiciones locales se enriquecieron con el lejano recuerdo de Samarra–, las dinastías sucesivas marcaron el paisaje arquitectónico de la región con expresiones artísticas propias. Los monum ...

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. ...

Turkey

La Nascita dell'Arte Ottomana

L'eredità degli emirati

L'apogeo del regno di Solimano ha messo in ombra per molto tempo i precedenti sconvolgimenti avvenuti in Anatolia che poi hanno portato alla fondazione dell'impero. Fra le prime dinastie di emiri turchi che hanno approfittato del declino dell'impero bizantino per stabilirsi sul suolo della penisola è sicuramente quella ottomana che avrà l'esito più celebre, ma la supremazia architetto ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Amazon
, United States of America

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.