Beyond Boundaries

Tents of the Islamic World

Title : Beyond Boundaries: Tents of the Islamic World
Author : Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Price : RM65.00
Size : 12" x 11"
Year : 2003
ISBN No : 983-40845-1-x
Illustration : 107 colour, 32 b&w
Pages : 133
This book was published in conjunction with the exhibition “Beyond Boundaries - Tents of the Islamic World” in cooperation with the Ethnography Museum, Hamburg, Germany in 2003. The objective of the show was to provide a fuller picture of the importance of tents within the Islamic world, demonstrating their lightness, openness and stability, based on pre-calculated tensile forces. The enduring nature of the tent offers us the opportunity to appreciate its form from many perspectives - architecture, art, history, technology and sociology.

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