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Tile from a frieze, from the  Shah-i-Zinda tomb complex at Samarqand, Uzbekistan, 14th century. Museum no. 1286-1893

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Islam: Art and Architecture (Hardcover)

Islam: Art and Architecture (Hardcover)

Islam, the second largest and the youngest of the major world religions, has changed the world and left its mark on human history since the appearance…

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What is Luxury?

25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? interrogates ideas of luxury today, addressing how luxury is made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity.

VIsit the V&A exhibition What is Luxury?

Event - Traditions of the Damascus Room

Wed 16 September 2015 15:30–16:30

Middle East cultural expert Diana Darke bought and restored an Ottoman courtyard house in Old Damascus in 2005, an experience which led her back into the academic world to complete an MA in Islamic art and architecture.

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