By Vladimir Lukonin, Anatoly Ivanov
The stern prohibition at the illustration of the human shape has channeled inventive production into structure and architectural ornament. This publication is a mystical journey via critical Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia, and Uzbekistan - a cradle of old civilisations and are pository of the Oriental arts encouraged via Buddhism and Islam. There are superb, full-colour photos of the deserted towns of Mervand Urgench, Khiva, the capital of the Kharezm, with its mausoleum of Sheikh Seid Allahuddin,and, the Golden highway to Samarkand, the Blue urban, a middle of civilisation for 2,500 years.
form has channeled creative construction into structure and
architectural ornament. This e-book is a mystical tour
through principal Asia - Khirgizia, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia,
and Uzbekistan - a cradle of historical civilisations and a
repository of the Oriental arts encouraged via Buddhism and
Islam. There are great, full-colour pictures of the
abandoned towns of Mervand Urgench, Khiva, the capital of
the Kharezm, with its mausoleum of Sheikh Seid Allahuddin,
and, the Golden highway to Samarkand, the Blue urban, a
center of civilisation for 2,500 years.
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Buddha and monks from Fayaz-Tepe, 1st-2nd century. Museum of the History of the Peoples of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
34) Portal, Turabek-Khanym Mausoleum. Kunya-Urgench, Turkmenistan. (p. 35) 36 centuries at Uzgen, the Sanjar Mausoleum at Merv (mid-12th century), the Fakhr alDin al-Razi Mausoleum at Kunya-Urgench (12th century), the coupled mausoleums Hodja-Machad at Saëd (12th century), to feel all the artistic richness of the buildings of that period. Predominance of religious art Mausoleums and mosques are present in all Muslim towns. The great mosques are particularly sumptuous. They are distinguished by their important dimensions, their portals, their large courtyards surrounded by a gallery having a portico with columns, the iwan, at its central point.
Crowned head, 8th or 9th century. Limestone, height: 30 cm. Khalili Collection. 59 Sacrificial table leg, 5th-3rd century BCE. The Historical Museum of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 60 Sacrificial table leg, 5th-3rd century BCE. The Historical Museum of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 61 There were scenes of solemn ceremonies and heroic exploits: the royal couple on their thrones, their family and noblemen, a victorious battle. On the frieze, children are represented wearing heavy garlands on their shoulders. Inside the curves of the garland are small half-figures of disguised people, satyrs, actors, and young girls with musical instruments.