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May 4–September 5, 2004 at the Getty Center

The Arts of Fire

The Arts of Fire: Islamic Influences on Glass and Ceramics of the Italian Renaissance
Edited by Catherine Hess, with contributions by George Saliba and Linda Komaroff

This 184-page catalogue demonstrates how many of the techniques of glass and ceramic production and ornamentation were first developed in the Islamic East between the eighth and 12th centuries. It also underscores how central the Islamic influence was on this luxury art of the Italian Renaissance. (Hardcover: $65; paper: $39.95)
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Looking at European Ceramics

Looking at European Ceramics: A Guide to Technical Terms
David Harris Cohen and Catherine Hess

Concise explanations of the technical terms associated with ceramics that are most often encountered by museum goers are included in this publication, complemented by 54 color and 32 black-and-white illustrations. (Paper: $12.95)
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