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Museum of Islamic Art: The Collection

Julia Gonnella


The first comprehensive reference publication on the world-class collection at the Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, featuring examples of dazzling artistic achievements from across the Islamic world

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With flagship architecture by I. M. Pei, an interior designed by J.-M. Wilmotte, and one of the world’s finest collections of its type, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, is a dazzling showcase of the artistic achievements of the Islamic world. The collection represents the highest expression of artistic culture, covering lands from Spain to Central Asia and India, and ranging in date from the early Islamic period to the nineteenth century, including metalwork, miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and ceramics.

Published to coincide with the re-opening of the museum galleries, this book brilliantly conveys the quality and significance of the Museum of Islamic Art collection, presenting impressive images of objects alongside new research and discoveries by the museum curatorial team. Also including thirty-seven specially commissioned essays by scholars of Islamic Art, Museum of Islamic Art: The Collection is an outstanding and detailed contribution to the field.

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'An essential addition to the library of any collector with a serious interest in the field, whilst being accessible enough for those simply wishing to expand their knowledge of Islamic art'
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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 19.5 cm

Extent: 592 pp

Illustrations: 350

Publication date: 10 November 2022

ISBN: 9780500480847

About the Author

Julia Gonnella is the Director of the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Mounia Chekhab
Abudaya, Tara Desjardins, Nicoletta Fazio and Simone Struth are curators at the Museum of Islamic Art.

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