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Stierlin, Henri

Overview
Works: 618 works in 2,037 publications in 5 languages and 20,751 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Pictorial works  Miscellanea  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor, Translator, Creator, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director, Adapter, zxx, Director, Composer, Compiler, fot
Classifications: NA215, 722.91
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Henri Stierlin
Living architecture: ancient Mexican by Henri Stierlin( Book )

55 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Art of the Maya : from the Olmecs to the Toltec-Maya by Henri Stierlin( Book )

12 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Incas and its origins by Henri Stierlin( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greece : from Mycenae to the Parthenon by Henri Stierlin( Book )

30 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Setting out on the trial of Greek Architecture, this volume presents a comprehensive survey which extends beyond the borders of Greece itself to include southern Italy, Asia Minor and Persia. Fortifications, domed tombs, theatres, oracular sites, temples and palaces dating from the sixteenth to the fourth century B.C. are all set within their cultural and historical context, conveying a vivid impression of the architecture of Ancient Greece and its profound importance. Book jacket."--Jacket
The art of Karl Gerstner : nine picture chapters and selected essays by Henri Stierlin( Book )

9 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pharaohs, master-builders by Henri Stierlin( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over 200 photographs, the author draws on historical fact to reveal the spiritual aspects of a unique architecture and building technique
Hindu India : from Khajuraho to the temple city of Madurai by Henri Stierlin( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of the Aztecs and its origins by Henri Stierlin( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey, from the Selçuks to the Ottomans by Henri Stierlin( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maya : palaces and pyramids of the rainforest by Henri Stierlin( Book )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume retraces the development and magnificent flowering of Mayan architecture in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize over the period 300 B.C.-A.D. 1500. Tikal, the earliest Mayan religious center, Palenque, famous for its ceremonial center, and Copan, with its hieroglyphic staircase featuring 2500 glyphs, are among the cites featured."--Alibris
Living architecture: Mayan by Henri Stierlin( Book )

12 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roman Empire by Henri Stierlin( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kronologisk tavle og glossary. Taschen World Architecture
Splendours of an Islamic world : [Mamluk art in Cairo 1250-1517] by Henri Stierlin( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and French and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian art & architecture by Henri Stierlin( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian art and architecture have a rich heritage that stretches far beyond the borders of modern-day Iran, from the Abbasid monuments of Baghdad to the splendid Timurid buildings of Samarqand and Bukhara. When the ancient land of Persia was conquered by the Arabs, its people embraced Islam but strove also to retain their own language and culture. The merging of influences resulted in a distinctive artistic style that spread through the Middle East. This book follows a historical path across the Iranian world and examines the artistic legacies of great rulers and their dynasties, from the rebirth of Persian art under the Seljuqs to the magnificent structures built by Timur-i Lang in Samarqand and the cultural flowering that occurred under the Safavid dynasty and beyond. Palaces, mosques, madrasas, and mausoleums display a mesmerizing decorative complexity, with form and ornament combining to create an indivisible whole. Spectacular polychrome tiles, intricate brickwork, curling arabesque motifs, and calligraphic inscriptions attain a transcendent beauty, designed to reflect both the temporal power of the rulers who commissioned them and the heavenly glory of creation
Islam by Henri Stierlin( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

kronologisk tavle og glossary. Taschen World Architecture
The world of the pharaohs by Henri Stierlin( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gold of the pharaohs by Henri Stierlin( Book )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and French and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique and stunning overview of the art of the Egyptian goldsmiths, richly illustrated with reproductions of the original works themselves from the massive volumes of gold and silver coffins to the delicacy of enamelled pectorals and tiny talismans. Through its texts and colour illustrations the book provides the reader with an exceptional insight into the genius of the ancient Egyptians
L'architecture de l'Islam : au service de la foi et du pouvoir by Henri Stierlin( Book )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour répondre à sa formidable expansion, à partir du VIIe siècle, l'islam a développé une architecture nouvelle. Empruntant à d'autres traditions (romaine, byzantine et sassanide), s'érigent des mosquées, madrasas, mausolées, caravansérails, palais, hammam et cités fortifiées. D'un point de vue esthétique, l'art de l'islam enrichit le répertoire des formes architecturales (iwan, pishtak...)
Egypt : from prehistory to the Romans by Dietrich Wildung( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architecture of the pharaohs represents some of the most impressive creative work ever produced in Egyptian art. This volume provides an insight into Egyptian civilization, elucidating not only 3000 years of architectural history, but also outlining the related visual arts, reliefs and wall paintings. It also features 250 color illustrations
Alhambra by Henri Stierlin( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le palais-forteresse des rois maures de Grenade, leur dernière résidence avant la chute de 1492, révèle les fastes et le raffinement d'une dynastie policée, mais aussi d'une civilisation subtile et délicate.--[Memento]
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hindu India : from Khajuraho to the temple city of Madurai
Alternative Names
Henri Stierlin kunsthistoricus uit Zwitserland

Henri Stierlin Swiss journalist

Stierlin, H.

Stierlin, H. (Henri)

Stierlin, Henri, 1928-

Анри Штирлин швейцарский журналист и писатель

ステアリン, アンリ

スティールラン, アンリ

Languages
English (203)

French (60)

German (25)

Spanish (24)

Italian (1)

Covers
The pharaohs, master-buildersHindu India : from Khajuraho to the temple city of MaduraiTurkey, from the Selçuks to the OttomansThe Maya : palaces and pyramids of the rainforestThe Roman EmpireSplendours of an Islamic world : [Mamluk art in Cairo 1250-1517]IslamThe gold of the pharaohsEgypt : from prehistory to the Romans