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Nja Mahdaoui: The Alchemy of Signs: Deconstructing Calligraphy
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mpn: 300 colour illustrations, ean: 9788857222646, isbn: 8857222640,
Nja Mahdaoui is a visual artist who considers himself “an explorer of signs” and has been described as a “choreographer of letters”. His work inspired by Arabic calligraphy is remarkably innovative as the aesthetic dimension of letters brings...
ean: 9788884910080, isbn: 8884910080,
An outstanding photographic reportage from the Twenties and Thirties brings back the memory of ways of living, ceremonies, adorned bodies of an Africa that be aptly defined as "lost". These extraordinary, unpublished pictures, taken with great techni...
Tamy Tazi: Caftans
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mpn: 180 colour and black and white illustrat, ean: 9788857203232, isbn: 8857203239,
This book of brilliant colors and striking images takes us on an extraordinary journey through an outstanding, never-before-seen collection. The fashion designer Tamy Tazi has set her own special mark of distinction on contemporary Moroccan dress: ce...
A World of Head Ornaments: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America
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ean: 9788876242816, isbn: 8876242813,
A passionate interest and a lifetime spent seeking out the world's finest ethnic jewelry has contributed to making the Ghysels collection one of the premier collections of its kind in the world. Jean-Pierre and Colette Ghysels have indulged their pas...
A World of Belts: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America
A World of Belts is the fifth book in the series devoted to ethnic jewelery and body ornamentation from the Ghysels collection. Over 40 years in the making, this remarkable collection is made up of over 5,000 extraordinary pieces, each one selected c...
Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran 1501-76
ean: 9788884915900, isbn: 8884915902,
This lavish catalogue documents the most opulent period of later Persian history through over one hundred twenty five superlative works of art from public and private collections in Europe, North America and Asia, including Iran. The volume, which ex...
Middle Eastern and Venetian Glass Beads: Eighth to Twentieth Centuries
ean: 9788861301641, isbn: 8861301649,
Middle Eastern and Venetian glass beads are perfectly preserved witnesses of international commercial exchanges and cultural contacts. In their sheer quantity there comes to light a process of formation that closely connects them to history. Such ind...
A World of Necklaces: Africa, Asia, Oceania, America
ean: 9788884915504, isbn: 8884915503,
A World of Necklaces-the fourth book in a series that also features rings, bracelets and earrings-demonstrates the importance and variety of the remarkable Ghysels collection of ethnic jewelry.The forms, colors and materials of these necklaces are as...
A World of Rings
ean: 9788881185306, isbn: 888118530X,
This second volume of a multi- volume series on the Ghysels collection- probably the most comprehensive and beautiful collection of ethnic jewelry in the world- presents nearly 800 extraordinary objects, most of which have never been shown to the pub...
A World of Bracelets
ean: 9788884912558, isbn: 8884912555,
The Ghysels collection of ethnic jewellers is one of the world's largest and most comprehensive. It is the culmination of passionate quest of over fourth years for aesthetic beauty and authenticity. As such, it represents an invaluable repository of ...
Patriarchal Africa: The Last Sunrise Photo-Chronicle of the Vanishing Life
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ean: 9788857219677, isbn: 8857219674,
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An extraordinary photographic journey through disappearing African cultures. The camera lens of Sergey Yastrzhembsky is focused on scenes of the patriarchal daily routine of Africans, who try to preserve their adherence to the traditions of their fo...
Churches of Ethiopia: The Monastery of Narga Sellase
ean: 9788881185290, isbn: 8881185296,
Narga Sellase's monastery sits on a tiny islet in the middle of Lake Tana, the great body of water in the centre of the Ethiopian plateau near to the imperial city of Gondar. Founded in 1748, Narga Sellase is one of the constellation of monasteries o...
Crosses of Ethiopia: The Sign of Faith. Evolution and Form
ean: 9788876242564, isbn: 8876242562,
There is no country in the world that matches Ethiopia in the number of forms and types of its crosses. Ever since Ethiopia's conversion to Christianity, the cross has appeared almost universally, not only as a liturgical instrument in churches and m...
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