A Legacy of Armenian Treasures (Hardcover)

Testimony to a People-The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum

By Edmond Y. Azadian (Editor), Lucy Ardash (Editorial Coordination by), Sylvie L. Merian (Editor)

Alex and Marie Manoogian Foundation, 9780578113777, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2013

List Price: 75.00*
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Description

The Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum in Michigan holds the largest and most representative gathering of Armenian art and artifacts outside Armenia, including illuminated manuscripts, early printed books, rugs and carpets, sacred vessels and vestments, textiles and embroidery, ceramics, metalwork, paintings, coins, and objects from the ancient kingdom of Urartu. A Legacy of Armenian Treasures features more than 160 of the museum's most vital and beautiful pieces, each reproduced in full color and accompanied by a detailed entry. Essays by nine scholars of Armenian art and artifacts shed light not only on the artistic significance of these objects but on their cultural context as well.



About the Author

Edmond Y. Azadian is Advisor to the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum and Advisor from the Diaspora to the Ministry of Culture of Armenia. His books include Portraits and Profiles and History on the Move.Sylvie L. Merian is a librarian at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York and author of many articles on Armenian arts and artifacts. She holds a Ph.D. in Armenian Studies with a specialization in Armenian manuscripts and codicology.Lucy Ardash is Director of the Alex and Marie Manoogian Museum.