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Central Asian Art : Temporis Collection - Vladimir G. Lukonin

Central Asian Art

Temporis Collection

Hardcover

Published: 28th February 2014
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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.

About the Author

Vladimir Lukonin (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.

ISBN: 9781780420189
ISBN-10: 1780420188
Series: Temporis
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th February 2014
Dimensions (cm): 31.7 x 26.5