Tuesday, 18 August 2009

L'Art Arabe (1877)

L'Art Arabe D'après les Monuments du Kaire Depuis le VIIe Siècle Jusqu'à la Fin du XVIIIe was published in 1877 by French art historian Emile Prisse d'Avennes. Spending more than 20 years hunting down the artists who accompanied Napoleon Bonaparte's Egyptian campaign, Prisse d'Avennes printed their work in three volumes as the definitive reference to Islamic-Arabic style for the Orientalists of his day. Click on the cover below to wonder at these amazing engravings.

2 comments:

wytchcroft said...

great find!

i've enjoyed your blog for the longest time, well, since the Aelita post, sorry for not saying so before.

Cory Gross said...

Oh, no worries! Thank you for your patronage ^_^