The Resource Damascus : hidden treasures of the old city, Brigid Keenan ; photographs by Tim Beddow

Damascus : hidden treasures of the old city, Brigid Keenan ; photographs by Tim Beddow

Label
Damascus : hidden treasures of the old city
Title
Damascus
Title remainder
hidden treasures of the old city
Statement of responsibility
Brigid Keenan ; photographs by Tim Beddow
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Damascus, reputed to be the worldʹs oldest continually inhabited city, has enjoyed a history of immense grandeur, enormous political and mercantile power, and great cultural and artistic achievement. In addition to some of Islamʹs most magnificent architecture, such as the Umayyad Mosque, the city boasts a heritage of fairy-tale palaces and sumptuous private houses. Sadly, many of them are in urgent need of restoration. Brigid Keenan and Tim Beddow were given unprecedented access to the inner, "hidden" city, which has resulted in a book that is of immense importance to all concerned with the heritage of architecture in the Islamic world. The superb photographs include façades, courtyards, alleyways and fountains, and the breathtaking interiors that often lie behind the unassuming walls of the old town, with exquisite details in stone, wood, paint, marble, plaster, glass and mother-of-pearl. The whole, published with the generous support of Wafic Rida Said, forms a convincing and elegiac plea for the preservation of the heart of this historic ancient capital. -- Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Keenan, Brigid
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA1489.7.D36
LC item number
K44 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beddow, Tim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Islamic architecture
  • Islamic architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture
  • Architecture islamique
  • Architecture islamique
  • Architecture
  • Islamic architecture
  • Syria
Label
Damascus : hidden treasures of the old city, Brigid Keenan ; photographs by Tim Beddow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Sacred and secular. Fountains ; Decorative tiles ; Mihrabs and niches -- pt. 2. Palaces and people. Courtyards ; Ceilings ; Wall paintings ; Coloured pastework ; Stonework ; Windows ; Doors
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780500282991
Lccn
99070941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46533026
  • (OCoLC)ocm46533026
Label
Damascus : hidden treasures of the old city, Brigid Keenan ; photographs by Tim Beddow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 221-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Sacred and secular. Fountains ; Decorative tiles ; Mihrabs and niches -- pt. 2. Palaces and people. Courtyards ; Ceilings ; Wall paintings ; Coloured pastework ; Stonework ; Windows ; Doors
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
224 p.
Isbn
9780500282991
Lccn
99070941
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps;
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46533026
  • (OCoLC)ocm46533026

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