Central Asian Art (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Central Asian Art (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Vladimir Lukonin, Anatoly Ivanov

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Overview

The strict prohibition on the representation of the human form has channeled artistic creation into architecture and architectural decoration. This book is a magical tour through Central Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia, and Uzbekistan - a cradle of Ancient civilisations and a repository of the Oriental arts inspired by Buddhism and Islam. There are magnificent, full-colour photographs of the abandoned cities of Mervand Urgench, Khiva, the capital of the Kharezm, with its mausoleum of Sheikh Seid Allahuddin, and, the Golden Road to Samarkand, the Blue City, a center of civilisation for 2,500 years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781780428949
Publisher: Parkstone International
Publication date: 08/02/2013
Series: Temporis
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 68 MB
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About the Author

Vladimir Loukonin (1932-1984) stood for two decades at the head of the Hermitage Oriental Department, assisted by his colleague Anatoli Ivanov, lead researcher. He published more than a dozen books, mostly on aspects of Parthian and Sassanian Iran and Central Asia.

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