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Uzbekistan: An Experience of Cultural Treasures to Colour

Höfundur: Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva Rafbók

Follow the Silk Road—and color! “A joy … a beautiful book about the arts, craft, and architecture of Uzbekistan. ” —Olga Núñez Miret, author of the Angelic Business series

Like the fascinating culture that comes to life between its pages, Uzbekistan: An Experience of Cultural Treasures to Color will take you on a journey of discovery from the blue and gold splendors of Samarkand to the intricacy of sacred mosaics. It’s the perfect way for you and your children to explore Uzbekistan’s rich cultural heritage, taking us along the Silk Road from fifth century architecture to modern-day artists.

As we turn the pages, exquisite full-color photographs transport us to some of the world’s most magnificent architectural monuments. From palaces through mosques, madrasahs and mausoleums, we wend our way amongst masterpieces of Islamic architecture, marveling at the captivating mosaics with their complex geometric patterns or motifs inspired by the world of plants and mythological beasts. Fascinating and vibrant, they testify to the skill and craftsmanship of historic Uzbek masters.

As a tribute to this rich heritage, Uzbekistan: An Experience of Cultural Treasures to Color is a celebration of the arts and pictorial traditions of this fascinating land. Photographs of architectural monuments, murals, ceramics, tapestries and ornamented textiles highlight the country’s cultural treasures. Short accompanying texts explain their historical significance. On the right-hand page, the reader is given the opportunity to color in drawings based on the beautiful photographs provided.

“A gorgeous book for grownups who want to get their coloring on. ” —Cayocosta 72

© 2020 Pen & Sword History (Rafbók) ISBN: 9781526750204