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Author Porter, Venetia.

Title The art of Hajj / Venetia Porter.

Publication Info. Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  709.176 PORTER    Check Shelf
Edition First American edition.
Description 96 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 19 cm
Note Published as a companion to the exhibition Hajj: journey to the heart of Islam, held at the British Museum, 26 January to 15 April 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 95).
Contents Mecca: centre of the world -- The journey -- Mecca: the blessed city -- Ritual and prayer -- Textiles for Mecca and Medina -- Medina: city of the Prophet -- The homecoming.
Summary The annual ritual pilgrimage to Makkah was established by the Prophet Muhammad in the last year of his life (AD 632). Over the following centuries the experience and importance of Hajj have been evocatively documented in countless ways. Highlighting the pilgrims' journey across time, the sacred rituals of Hajj, and the city of Makkah itself, this beautiful little book features illuminated manuscripts, wall paintings and photographs, as well as calligraphy, textiles, scientific instruments, decorative tiles, maps, ceramics, metalwork and powerful works by contemporary artists. Published to coincide with a major exhibition at the British Museum, from 26 January to 15 April 2012.
Subject Islamic art -- Exhibitions.
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Saudi Arabia -- Mecca -- Exhibitions.
Added Author British Museum.
ISBN 9781566568845 paperback
1566568846 paperback
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