The Chester Beatty Library
Michael Ryan, Thomas P. Hardiman
Scala, 2001 - Art - 111 pages
The Chester Beatty Library contains some of the finest treasures of the World's great cultures and religions. This beautifully illustrated and elegantly designed guide is the first to offer an informative walk through the Library's exquisite galleries and showcases many of the highlights of the collection. These include Egyptian papyrus texts, illuminated Bibles and Qur'ans, medieval and renaissance manuscripts, Turkish and Persian miniature paintings, Japanese scrolls and woodblock prints, Chinese dragon robes and many other outstanding works of art. The Library's rich collection was drawn from across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe by American mining magnate and collector Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. Chosing Ireland as his place of retirement, he bequeathed to the Irish nation his magnificient collection, which represents the richness of creative expression from the third millenium to the present day.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
The Western Collections
The Islamic Collections
1 other sections not shown
19th century Akbar albums Alfred Chester Beatty Arabic text artists Beatty's became biblical binding Book of Hours Book of Kings Buddha Buddhist calligraphers carved century China century Iran Chester Beatty Library Chinese Christian cm cbl wms cm each folio cm miniature colour on paper Colours and gold contains copy court dated ah depicted Diatessaron double-page Dublin dynasty early East Asian Collections Engraved European example frontispiece gold on paper Gospel Book Handscroll illuminated manuscripts illustrated imperial India inro Iran Islamic Islamic collections jade Japanese known lacquer Latin text Mecca minuscule Mughal Muhammad netsuke Old Master prints papyrus papyrus cad Phra Malai poem printed books produced Prophet Qianlong Emperor religious scenes scribe and illuminator script Shahnama Shiraz silk single-page paintings Sir Alfred Chester stupas symbol Syriac Testament text on papyrus text on parchment text on vellum Tibetan Timurid Timurid dynasty Turkey Turkish ukiyo-e vellum woodblock prints woodcut Yongle Emperor