Item description for Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva by Pierre Chuvin & Gerard Degeorge...
Samarkand, Boukhara, Khiva: centered around these Central Asian cities is a spectacular artistic heritage of architecture and decoration that has remained, until recently, just out of reach of globalization. The informed text and architectural detail captured in color photography, plans, and notes of Samarkand reinstates the magnificent mosques, fortresses, and residences to their proper place in the study of Islamic art. The volume pays tribute to a culture of building that withstood cycles of conquest and continued to thrive until Soviet power set in, preserving some of the most authentic building details in Asia.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 9.5" Height: 12.25" Weight: 3.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 8, 2003
ISBN 2080111698 ISBN13 9782080111692
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More About Pierre Chuvin & Gerard Degeorge
Pierre Chuvin spent five years in Tashkent as the director of the Institut franç ais d'Etudes sur l'Asie Centrale, and in 1996 founded the French-language magazine "Cahiers d'Asie centrale," Gé rard Degeorge is an architect and historian of the Arab world who teaches architecture at the Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-la-Seine. His most recent works include "The Art of the Islamic Tile" (Flammarion, 2002).