Arab Art - Emile Prisse d'Avennes

Art Arabe - Publisher Taschen - Cartonnage doré orné, jaquette illustrée, valisette - 392 pages - Text in Français, English, Deutsch - Published in 2010

Emile Prisse d'Avennes (1807–1879), a French Orientalist, author and artist, was one of the greatest pre-20th century Egyptologists. An ardent admirer of the superb skills of Egyptian and Oriental artisans, he was enamored of Arabic art.

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Model 9783836519830
Artist Art Arabe
Author Emile Prisse d'Avennes
Publisher Taschen
Format Cartonnage doré orné, jaquette illustrée, valisette
Number of pages 392
Language Français, English, Deutsch
Dimensions 440 x 320
Technique(s) Nombreuses illustrations avec pages dépliantes
Published 2010
ISBN-13 9783836519830

As a youth he dreamed of exploring the Orient, and at 19 began travelling to Greece, India, and Palestine. Over the next 40 years he explored Syria, Arabia, Persia, and resided in Egypt and Algeria. Converting to Islam, he travelled Egypt disguised as an Arab, using the name Edris Effendi. A student of ancient Egyptian and Islamic cultures, he later wrote: "We shall discuss all the arts, all the industries cultivated by Orientals with so much taste, brilliance, and fantasy.

We will present splendid reproductions of the monuments, objects of art and luxury, which provide evidence of an advanced civilization, the influence of which has been felt even in Europe."


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