TITLE

Islamic art at auction

AUTHOR(S)
Lancaster, Pat
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Middle East;Dec2003, Issue 340, p62
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Islamic art is never dull, having experienced some spectacular highs and a few depressing lows over the past three decades or so, and nor are the people involved in it. Others have no choice, even if they do not have the necessary funds to collect, they remain hooked, spellbound by the beauty of the magnificent ceramics, metalwork, glass, manuscripts, paintings and textiles that come under the umbrella heading of Islamic art. With a large number of works dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the library provided a fascinating insight: into the growth of western appreciation of Islamic art, from the first tentative enquiries of the late 1880's and 1890's, through to the increasingly academic studies of the 20th century.
ACCESSION #
11553575

 

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