The art of Hajj / Venetia Porter

Author(s): Porter, Venetia
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Subjects: Islamic art--Exhibitions
Muslim pilgrims and pilgrimages--Saudi Arabia--Mecca--Exhibitions
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st American ed
Published: Northampton, Mass. : Interlink Books, 2012
LC Classification: N
Physical Description: 96 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. map ; 19 cm
Additional Authors: British Museum
Notes: ISBN: 9781566568845 (pbk.)
ISBN: 1566568846 (pbk.)
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
Wertz library copy: purchased with monies from Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
Includes bibliographical references (p. 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
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
Donation Info: Donor : Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
OCLC Number: 773024953
ISBN/ISSN: 9781566568845