Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
L'Orient Musulman: Cristaux de Roche, Verres émaillés, Céramique [Documents d'Art, Musée du Louvre]. Gaston Migeon.
L'Orient Musulman: Cristaux de Roche, Verres émaillés, Céramique [Documents d'Art, Musée du Louvre]
L'Orient Musulman: Cristaux de Roche, Verres émaillés, Céramique [Documents d'Art, Musée du Louvre]
L'Orient Musulman: Cristaux de Roche, Verres émaillés, Céramique [Documents d'Art, Musée du Louvre]

L'Orient Musulman: Cristaux de Roche, Verres émaillés, Céramique [Documents d'Art, Musée du Louvre]

Paris: Éditions Albert Morancé, 1922. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 55, [1]pp (text), 45 loose plates (of 50). Original half cloth over printed paper covered boards, with gold lettering on spine. String ties. Marbled endpapers. Title page in blue and black lettering. Islamic art is not the art of a nation or of a people, but that of a religion - Islam. Spreading from the Arabian Peninsula, the proselyte believers conquered, in a few centuries, a territory spreading from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Multicultural and multi-ethnical, this polymorphic and highly spiritual art, in which all representation of Man and God were prohibited, developed canons and various motives of great decorative value. This remarkable work dealing with rock crystals, enamelled glass, and ceramics, intends to mirror the richness of these people whose common denominator was the belief in one singular truth - the absolute necessity of creating works whose beauty equaled their respect for God. This work is exquisitely illustrated with 45 (out of 50) b/w and color captioned plates. The following plates are missing: 9, 23, 45, 46, 48. Some rubbing along edges. Bards sunned. Head of spine frayed. Very minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in French. Portfolio in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition. g. Item #33221

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