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For the Privileged Few

Islamic Miniature Painting from the David Collection

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Hardback

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Islamic miniature paintings have historically been produced as both illustrations for books and as discrete works intended to be kept in an album. The techniques used in their making share similarities with the Byzantine tradition of miniature painting and have recently shown up in some contemporary artists' work as well--including Shahzia Sikander's. "For the Privileged Few" is published on the occasion of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art's thorough Islamic miniature exhibition, spanning from the thirteenth through the nineteenth centuries, which originated at The David Collection in Copenhagen--famed for its selection of Islamic art. With 185 full-color images, most of them plates, this volume is an important addition to the existing scholarship on the subject. Text by David Collection Director Kjeld von Folsach explains the primacy of this group of artworks--which includes both book illustrations and discrete paintings from the last 800 years.
Release date Australia
March 1st, 2008
Contributor
Edited by Kjeld Von Folsach
Illustrations
Frontispiece; Maps; Illustrations, color
Imprint
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Dimensions
244x324x27
ISBN-13
9788791607141
Product ID
3642421

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