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Curatola, Giovanni

Works: 116 works in 373 publications in 7 languages and 3,900 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Curator, Publishing director, Compiler, wst, Author of introduction, Other, rdt
Classifications: N5370, 709.35
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Most widely held works by Giovanni Curatola
The art and architecture of Mesopotamia by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The artistic traditions of Mesopotamia, or ancient Iraq, are among the oldest, and the richest, in the world. In this flat, fertile land between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, the ancient Sumerians created, before 3000 BC, the world's first advanced civilization, and each of the many powers that succeeded them left its own distinctive imprint on the region's culture. The broad chronological scope of this illustrated volume, from the fourth millennium BC to the fourteenth century AD, gives us a new appreciation of both the diversity and the continuity of Mesopotamian art history. Its text, written by leading scholars of Near Eastern art and archaeology, provides an erudite yet accessible overview of each major phase in this eventful artistic saga. The masterpieces discussed in these chapters are depicted in 217 illustrations, most of them full-color photographs, and following the main text is a visual guide to Iraq's principal archaeological sites, which provides a further 247 black-and-white photographs, maps, and plans. With its authoritative, up-to-date text and this wealth of illustrations, this is an invaluable publication for anyone with an interest in humanity's cultural heritage. -- From book jacket
The art and architecture of Persia by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the ancient Persian civilization in 500 BC, through the Islamic period, and on to the modern era, this volume explores the common characteristics and themes running through Persian art. Illustrating the text are some 250 color photographs of architectural landscapes, monuments, sculptures, carpets, miniature paintings, and ornaments, which transport the reader on a tour of the region and the art produced there over the ages. In addition, the back matter includes detailed notes to the text and an expanded bibliography."--Jacket
Turkish art and architecture : from the Seljuks to the Ottomans by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in 4 languages and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anatolian peninsula has been ruled by a succession of great powers, including the Romans and their successors in the East, the Byzantines. Its Islamic era began in 1071, when the Seljuk Turks, nomads from Central Asia who had already taken control of Persia, defeated the Byzantine army at Manzikert and moved west, creating a new sultanate in Anatolia. The Seljuks were eventually succeeded in this region by the Ottoman Turks, who crossed the Bosphorus to conquer an exhausted Constantinople in 1453, and went on to extend their power far beyond the borders of modern Turkey, establishing an empire that endured until the early twentieth century. Ruling over a land that had always been at the crossroads of east and west, these Islamic dynasties developed a cosmopolitan art and architecture. They combined elements of the prestigious Persian style and memories of their nomadic past with local Mediterranean traditions, and also adopted local building materials, such as stone and wood. This book shows the new types of buildings introduced by the Seljuks - like the caravansary and the turbe, or mausoleum - and then the sophisticated architectural achievements of the Ottomans, which culminated in the great domed mosques constructed by the master builder Mimar Sinan (d. 1588). It also traces the history of the decorative arts in Turkey, which included lavishly ornamented carpets, manuscripts, armor, and ceramics
The Simon and Schuster book of oriental carpets by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

32 editions published between 1981 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian ceramics : from the 9th to the 14th Century by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the complex and varied world of Islamic art ceramics play an important role. Medieval Persian ceramics, in particular, were extraordinary for their technical invention and imaginative, refined iconography achieving artistic results that would be difficult to surpass in the art of pottery. Compared with early Islamic art, works of art from medieval times make much greater use of figural decoration and forms. Alongside celebrated examples from some of the world's most prestigious museum collections, this volume includes a series of hitherto unseen works. The impressive and technically sophisticated pieces include plates, bowls, ewers, jugs, jars, beakers, and spouted and shaped vessels. The book provides an exhaustive panorama of Persian ceramics, striking a perfect balance between technical, stylistic, and aesthetic analysis, which brings the reader closer to this art of exceptional quality and beauty
Eredità dell'Islam : arte islamica in Italia( Book )

20 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte veneziana e arte islamica : atti del Primo simposio internazionale sull'arte veneziana e l'arte islamica by Ernst J Grube( Book )

5 editions published in 1989 in Italian and English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metalli islamici dalle collezioni granducal = Islamic metalwork from the Grand Ducal collection by Museo nazionale (Firenze)( Book )

11 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mattonelle islamiche = Islamic tiles by Museo nazionale (Firenze)( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic art and Florence : from the Medici to the 20th century( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This sumptuous exhibition of Islamic art is curated by Giovanni Curatola and organised by the Uffizi in partnership with the Museo Nazionale del Bargello. It offers visitors a unique opportunity to discover the knowledge, exchange, dialogue and mutual influence that existed between the arts of East and West. It is the result of an international scholarly advisory board which has been working with dedication for two years to select the exhibits and to prepare the catalogue with essays rich in scientific and historical research, designed to illustrate the extremely important role that Florence played in interfaith and intercultural exchange between the 15th and the early 20th centuries, not to mention Florence's age-old interest in the Islamic world. The leading role in this joint venture by the Uffizi and the Bargello is played by Islamic art with its superb carpets, its damascened acquamaniles and vases, its enamelled glass, its rock crystal, its ivory and its lustreware."--
Islam by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kijkboek over de kunst en architectuur van de islamitische beschaving, van Spanje tot Centraal-Azië en China
Kʻasakhi vankʻer : Hovhannavankʻ/Saghmosavankʻ by Alexandr L Jakobson( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arte islamica by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Italian and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam e Firenze : arte e collezionismo dai Medici al Novecento( Book )

7 editions published in 2018 in Italian and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra il Quattrocento e il primo Seicento sono numerose le testimonianze di arte islamica raccolte a Firenze: lo scopo principale di questa esposizione è quello di esplorare il cospicuo scambio di opere intercorso fra la capitale del Rinascimento e il mondo orientale islamico, con particolare riferimento al bacino del Mediterraneo. Punto di forza della rassegna espositiva saranno la varietà e la qualità delle tipologie e delle opere esposte: tappeti, tessuti, materiali lignei, ceramici e vitrei, metalli, avori, pietre dure e manoscritti. I manufatti islamici delle collezioni granducali saranno affiancati da opere di altissimo livello provenienti da raccolte italiane e straniere, nonché da una sezione dedicata alle influenze delle importazioni orientali sulle botteghe e officine italiane. Exhibition: Uffizi, Florence, Italy (19.6-23.9.2018); Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence, Italy (19.6-23.9.2018)
Le Vie della seta e Venezia( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in Italian and French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art from the Islamic civilization : from the al-Sabah Collection, Kuwait by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In July 1975, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Ahmed al-Sabah showed his wife, Sheikha Hussah Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, a splendid enamelled glass bottle dating from the Mumluk period (Egypt or Syria, 14th century), the first object of Islamic art he had acquired during one of his travels. It marked the start of an extraordinary adventure that mingled intelligence, love, research, curiosity and farsightedness. In eight years of concentrated and passionate work, the couple collected about 20,000 works of art, including masterpieces, many of which are deserving of study for the way they shed new light on techniques and little-known aspects, or intriguing pieces whose provenance has yet to be unravelled. On the occasion of the Kuwait's National Day in February 1983, Sheikh Nasser and Sheikha Hussah offered their country the inestimable gift of the permanent loan of their collection to the National Museum of Kuwait. This volume illustrates 300 from among the most beautiful objects in the Collection and, for those exploring the Islamic world for the first time, describes its culture and art on a chronological (from the early days to the great 16th-century empires) and thematic basis (calligraphy, geometric decoration, arabesques and figurative art). Lastly, there is a section dedicated to jewels, for which the collection is renowned worldwide
Dante e l'Islam : incontri di civiltà by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le arti nell'Islam by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in Italian and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran : 2500 ans d'art perse by Giovanni Curatola( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Mohammed zu Karl dem Grossen : Aufbruch ins Mittelalter( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The art and architecture of Mesopotamia
The art and architecture of PersiaTurkish art and architecture : from the Seljuks to the OttomansPersian ceramics : from the 9th to the 14th CenturyIslam
Alternative Names
Curatola, G.

Curatola, Giovanni Glauco

Glauco Curatola, Giovanni

Kūrātūlā, Gūwānī 1953-

کوراتولا, جووانی 1953-