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eBook The Art of the Muslim Knights: The Furusyya Art Foundation Collection ePub

by Bashir Mohamed

  • ISBN: 8876248773
  • Category: Antiques and Collectibles
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Bashir Mohamed
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Skira (September 16, 2008)
  • Pages: 416
  • ePub book: 1588 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1495 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 429

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This publication presents half of the Furusiyya Art Foundation’s entire collection, which includes Islamic art relating to the Muslim chevalier from the eighth, ninth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries.

This publication presents half of the Furusiyya Art Foundation’s entire collection, which includes Islamic art relating to the Muslim chevalier from the eighth, ninth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. The collection includes a The Arab tradition of al-furusiyya is defined by principles of horsemanship, chivalry, and the mutual dependence of man and horse. This publication presents half of the Furusiyya Art Foundation’s entire collection, which includes Islamic art relating to the Muslim chevalier from the eighth, ninth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries.

This publication presents half of the Furusiyya Art Foundation's entire collection, which includes Islamic art relating to the Muslim chevalier from the eighth, ninth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. The collection includes a number of cane shields, archery material, armor for man and horse, sword pommels, guards and sabers, as well as daggers and belts carried by the courtly chevaliers.

The Furusiyya Art Foundation's project of collecting artefacts and arms and armours relating to the arts of the .

The Furusiyya Art Foundation's project of collecting artefacts and arms and armours relating to the arts of the Muslim fata or chevalier, commenced a little over a quarter of a century ago. Starting with a modest collection of white arms, the collection of the arts of the Muslim chevalier w numbers slightly over a thousand pieces spanning the 8th to the 18th centuries, with an accent on the early periods.

A detailed and spectacular overview of the arms and armours of the Collections of the Furusiyya Art Foundation. An invaluable contribution to the historical study of Islamic arms and material culture. 5 people like this topic.

This publication presents half of the Furusiyya Art Foundation’s entire collection, which includes Islamic art relating to the Muslim chevalier from the eighth, ninth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries

the art world's source for books on art & culture. Bashir Mohamed is consultant for the Furusiyya Art Foundation

the art world's source for books on art & culture. Bashir Mohamed is consultant for the Furusiyya Art Foundation.

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Furusiyya Art Foundation. Bashir Mohamed, and Institut du Monde Ara-be. The Arts of the Muslim Knight : The Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection. Milan; New York: Skira, 2008. Weapons of the Is-lamic World: Swords & Armour. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Islamic Military Heritage: Nine Centuries of Is-lamic Arms and Armour. Riyadh: High Commission for the Development of Arriyadh, 1991. I85 I85 1991 . &2.

Discover ideas about Muslim Culture. Persian mace, beginning of the 17th century, elongated biconical head with spiked terminal and flanged base, the faceted haft with stepped finial. Heavily inlaid overall with silver in geometrical motifs. Overall length 7. cm. Руслан Крайзман. Known ancient Persian mace example from The Arts of the Muslim Knight, The Furusiyya Art Foundation Collection, by Bashir Mohamed, 2008 Seljuk Maces. Muslim Culture Ancient Persian Cold Steel Fantasy Rpg Ottoman Empire.

The Arab tradition of al-furusiyya is defined by principles of horsemanship, chivalry, and the mutual dependence of man and horse. This publication presents half of the Furusiyya Art Foundation’s entire collection, which includes Islamic art relating to the Muslim chevalier from the eighth, ninth, fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. The collection includes a number of cane shields, archery material, armor for man and horse, sword pommels, guards and sabers, as well as daggers and belts carried by the courtly chevaliers. Describing the artistry and beauty of the antique pieces, the focus narrows in on the use of decoration and great craftsmanship, the technological innovations that were developed, as well as looking at the different cultures of the Islamic world.

Comments

Boraston Boraston
This is one of very few books that you must own if you consider yourself interested in Oriental Arms and Armor.
One of the most important private collections, excellent photograph, encyclopedic outreach.
The only detrimental is that there is not much text, and it tends to address rather general points.
Tamesya Tamesya
One of the best books ever produced on the subject. Its very well written and photos of the weapons are one of the best I have ever seen. I suggest anyone interested on the subject should have a look, its a must read without a doubt!
Armin Armin
This is a beautifully illustrated tome depicting the various arms and armor used by Muslim knights throughout the centuries and over vast geographic regions. I saw a portion of the arms depicted in this book at an exhibit in Paris, France at the Institut du Monde Arabe in 2007. I am pleased that this volume is written in English, so I do not have to struggle with translating as I did in the museum.

This book is a marvelous resource for anyone interested in medieval weaponry.
Winotterin Winotterin
This book was great value and an extremely good reference book for collectors and admirers of Islamic arts particulartly related to weapons. It arrived in perfect condition and before the predicted date.
Golden Lama Golden Lama
Not much to say. If you are into this kind of stuff, then there no doubt you will love it.
Runemane Runemane
Although the theme of this art collection is warfare, the beauty of these objects of battle cannot be denied. Islamic arms and armor, designed and produced over a millennium, are rich in symbolism, highly decorative and steeped in cultural and historical lore.

The photography in this large-format book is often breathtaking, and it is easy to get lost in its stunning images. But the objects are also well explained in introductory chapters and surprisingly informative text blocks.

The Furusiyya Collection, displayed at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, covers Islamic weaponry from the eighth to 18th centuries and includes swords, sabers, daggers, maces, axes, spears, armor, shields, belts, saddlery and archery gear. The objects were selected for their rarity, historical interest or artistic appeal.

The reader learns that surviving swords from Muslim Spain are extremely rare, but this collection features one: a 14th-century Nasrid blade from Granada, inscribed with the name of the sultan, Muhammad V. Few blades in the world bear poems, but this one does, a composition by the famous poet Ibn Zamrak celebrating Muhammad V's military victory at Algeciras in 1369. As if this were not enough, we learn that this blade later belonged to the Emperor Charles V, and was one of five or six blades he removed from the Alhambra Palace himself. Another remarkable weapon is a beautifully decorated silver dagger said to have been designed by a Muslim craftsman in Ayyubid Palestine for a crusader prince in Syrian "Outremer." Some have even suggested Saladin had the dagger created as a parting gift for England's King Richard I the Lionheart!

The collection also contains unexpected delights, such as a number of distinctive archer's thumb rings, mostly from Mughal India and Ottoman Turkey. Made of silver, gold, brass, bone and even jade, these rings were worn to ease drawing the bow and prevent injuries by the bowstring. But they soon became an item of male jewelry and were often inlaid with enamel or set with rubies and diamonds. They are a good example of the proposition advanced in the book's introduction, that arms often speak of much more than war.

[A version of this review appeared in Saudi Aramco World, Mar/Apr 2010.]
Shezokha Shezokha
This book was gifted to me by my husband, I am a jeweller and I am passionate about Asian art. It contains breathtaking and clear pictures of amazingly intricate metalwork. This book constitutes a formidable documentation on metal techniques, history, symbolism of Islamic arms and armour. The wonderful close up detailed images will be a source of inspiration in my own work. If you are interested in this subject I recommend you purchase this book as it is really exceptional.