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Sketchbook of travel in the Middle East and Europe

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Place:
Egypt
Date:
1878
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12190
See more items in:
Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12190

Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture

Creator:
Seherr-Thoss, Hans Christoph, Graf von, 1918-  Search this
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P.  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear Feet (approximate: 1250 items)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Place:
Uzbekistan
Iran -- Antiquities
Turkey
Afghanistan
Date:
circa 1960-1968
Summary:
Photographs and negatives of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss. Mounted and unmounted color slides, transparencies, black and white negatives, mounted prints, contact sheets, and a photograph, circa 1960-1968. The majority of images, taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss, appear in their publication, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey, published by the, Smithsonian Institution Press, in 1968. Countries depicted are Iran, Turkey, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
Scope and Contents of the Collection:
Photographs and negatives of Islamic monuments. Photos taken by Hans C. Seherr-Thoss and most appear in his and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss' publication, Design and color in Islamic architecture: Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey.

The mounted slides have been placed in cold storage due to preservation concerns and the transparencies and mounted photos have not yet been processed.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into three series by format: 1. Mounted slides, 2. Transparencies, and 3. Mounted photos. Only the mounted slides have been arranged and remain in their original order.
Biographical/Historical note:
Count Hans Seherr-Thoss was born in Dobrau, Germany in 1912 (New York Times, October 29, 1992.) He later became a United States citizen and served in the United States' Army during World War II. Sonia Phipps Farrell married Seherr-Thoss in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 3, 1948 (The Washington Post, March 2, 1948.) Both had children from previous marriages. Mrs. Seherr-Thoss graduated from Columbia University with majors in economics and sociology. She served as president of the Litchfield (Connecticut) Historical Society and the Oliver Wolcott Library. She received the Paul Harris Fellowship for community service and the Connecticut Association of Schools awarded her the Distinguished Friend of Education Award. In 1968, the Smithsonian Institution Press published, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afganistan, Iran, Turkey. Written by Mrs. Seherr-Thoss, the photographs were taken by Mr. Seherr-Thoss during their travels to the concerned regions. Many of the photographs featured in that publication are included in this collection. Hans C. Seherr-Thoss died on October 28, 1992 and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss currently resides in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Biography of Sonia P. and Hans C. Seherr-Thoss:
Count Hans Seherr-Thoss was born in Dobrau, Germany in 1912 (New York Times, October 29, 1992.) He later became a United States citizen and served in the United States' Army during World War II.

Sonia Phipps Farrell married Seherr-Thoss in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 3, 1948 (The Washington Post, March 2, 1948.) Both had children from previous marriages. Mrs. Seherr-Thoss graduated from Columbia University with majors in economics and sociology. She served as president of the Litchfield (Connecticut) Historical Society and the Oliver Wolcott Library. She received the Paul Harris Fellowship for community service and the Connecticut Association of Schools awarded her the Distinguished Friend of Education Award.

In 1968, the Smithsonian Institution Press published, Design and Color in Islamic Architecture: Afganistan, Iran, Turkey. Written by Mrs. Seherr-Thoss, the photographs were taken by Mr. Seherr-Thoss during their travels to the concerned regions. Many of the photographs featured in that publication are included in this collection.

Hans C. Seherr-Thoss died on October 28, 1992 and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss currently resides in Litchfield, Connecticut.
Related Materials:
Other collections housed in the archives documenting Islamic monuments include: Ambassador Richard B. Parker Photographs of Islamic Monuments and the Lionel Bier Architectural Drawings.
Provenance:
This collection was donated by Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss, 2001
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu.
Mounted slides are housed in cold storage but digital surrogates are available for reference purposes. Researchers wishing to view the original mounted slides must give a minimum of one week's notice.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural -- Middle East  Search this
Islamic antiquities  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Minarets  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Citation:
Hans C. and Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.15
See more items in:
Seherr-Thoss Photographs of Islamic Architecture
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-15

The transformation of Islamic art during the Sunni revival / Yasser Tabbaa

Author:
Tabbaa, Yasser 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 210 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Middle East
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Architecture, Medieval  Search this
Islamic decoration and ornament  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
NA3573 .T33 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863181

Design and color in Islamic architecture : Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey / [by] Sonia P. Seherr-Thoss ; Hans C. Seherr-Thoss, photography ; Donald N. Wilber, introduction

Author:
Seherr-Thoss, Sonia P  Search this
Seherr-Thoss, Hans Christoph 1912-1992  Search this
Seherr-Thoss, Hans Christoph 1912-1992  Search this
Physical description:
312 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Middle East
Date:
1968
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Islamic decoration and ornament  Search this
Call number:
NA3573 .S55
723.3 .S4
NA3573.S55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_22367

Die Wandmalerei und der glasierte Wandschmuck im alten Orient / von Astrid Nunn

Author:
Nunn, Astrid  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 256 p., [102] p. of plates (one folded) : ill. (some col.), 1 map, plans ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Middle East
Date:
1988
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, Ancient  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Tiles, Ancient  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Ancient  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
ND2560 .N86
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_871622

Calligraphy and architecture in the Muslim world / edited by Mohammad Gharipour and İrvin Cemil Schick

Author:
Gharipour, Mohammad  Search this
Schick, İrvin C (İrvin Cemil)  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 532 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
C2013
Topic:
Islamic calligraphy  Search this
Architectural inscriptions  Search this
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic decoration and ornament  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1017822

Histories of ornament : from global to local / edited by Gülru Necipoğlu and Alina Payne ; with contributions by Michele Bacci, Anna Contadini, Thomas B.F. Cummins, Chanchal Dadlani, Daniela del Pesco, Vittoria Di Palma, Anne Dunlop, Marzia Faietti, María Judith Feliciano, Finbarr Barry Flood, Jonathan Hay, Christopher P. Heuer, Rémi Labrusse, Gülru Necipoğlu, Marco Rosario Nobile, Oya Pancaroğlu, Spyros Papapetros, Alina Payne, Antoine Picon, David Pullins, Jennifer L. Roberts, David J. Roxburgh, Hashim Sarkis, Robin Schuldenfrei, Avinoam Shalem, and Gerhard Wolf

Editor:
Necipoğlu, Gülru  Search this
Payne, Alina Alexandra  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 454 pages : illustrations (chiefly in color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2016
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1060085

[Trade catalogs from Government of Palestine]

Variant company name:
The foreward, written by Sir Douglas Harris formerly of the British Protectorate government that briefly ran Palestine, was created to "assist and stimulate trade betwweem Palestine and other territories, especially those of the Middle East" and to "present as comprehensive a picture as possible of the production and manufacturing capacity of the country." He also mentions the industrial expansion of the Palestine Territories between 1942 and 1945 due to the need to supply Allied forces on North African front during World War II. The majority of the businesses listed appear to be Jewish owned, but Palestinian Christian, Palestinian Arab and British names also appear.  Search this
Company Name:
Government of Palestine  Search this
Notes content:
Palestine Trade Catalogue Part 5: Building and Structural Engineering was published in July 1945. It is divided into three parts: the Index includes a classified list of products and services, plus an alphabetical list of firms and institutions ; the Catalog section contains a brief list of contents, plus a 250 pages of detailed product catalogs; the Advertisement section has a brief table of contents followed by 90 pages of advertisements. Based on the number of pages it appears on, contracting company Solel Boneh Ltd (founded 1920) appears to have been the largest company of its type at the time (see http://www.solbo.co.il/english/index.html). Other listed companies include Aboussouan & Nassar Civil Engineering and Building Contractors of Jeruslaem ; A.G.C. (Army General Contractors) of Tel-Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem ; The Arab Contracting and Trading Co. Ltd. of Haifa ; Imperial Chemical Industries (Levant) Ltd. of England ; Philips Lamps of London ; Walter Turnheim Engineering Works of Tel Aviv ; Hassadeh Well Boring Company Ltd of Tel Aviv ; the Shell Company of Palestine (incorporated in England) which sold asphalt, oil and lubricants ; the Kibbutz Hashomer Hazair Joinery Works ; Lahat Iron Works Ltd of Haifa ; Vulcan Foundries Ltd. of Haifa ; Martzefia Ltd of Tel-Aviv, a manufacturer of cement and terrazo products; Hageder expanded metal works ; Hashirion a manufacturer of wire, nails, rivets , bolts and hooks ; Oppenheimer and Fuerst Mechandical Works, a manufcture of locks, door mechanisms, doors, windows and iron stair banisters ; Hebrew Technical College, Haifa which provided laboratory space and technical expertise.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Tel Aviv, Israel
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Furniture and furnishings  Search this
Ceramics; pottery; glass; crystal; china; bricks; and stones  Search this
Construction and earth-moving machinery  Search this
Mining machinery; equipment and supplies  Search this
Pumping machinery and air compressors  Search this
Packaging materials and shipping  Search this
Plumbing supplies and fixtures  Search this
Engineering consultants and contractors  Search this
Hardware and hand tools  Search this
Iron and steel products (castings; sheet steel; steel wire; wire rope; pig iron and structural steel products )  Search this
Banking; investment; legal; financial and insurance services  Search this
Locks and safes (including alarm and security systems)  Search this
Boats and ships (including marine hardware and supplies)  Search this
Well drilling equipment: water; oil; etc.  Search this
Lighting (electric; gas; candle; oil; etc.)  Search this
Foundries; supplies and equipment  Search this
Materials handling equipment (includes barrels; bottling and filling; casters; chains; etc.)  Search this
Military equipment and supplies (including uniforms)  Search this
Furnaces and boilers  Search this
Machine tools and metalworking equipment  Search this
Road building machinery and equipment  Search this
Woodworking machinery and wood crafts  Search this
Paint; varnishes; adhesives; coatings; etc.  Search this
Architectural designs and building materials  Search this
Topic:
"Decoration and ornament, Architectural"  Search this
Adhesives  Search this
Air-compressors  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Armed Forces -- Equipment  Search this
Banks and banking  Search this
Barrels  Search this
Boats and boating  Search this
Boilers  Search this
Bottling  Search this
Building materials  Search this
Candles  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Construction equipment  Search this
Consulting engineers  Search this
Earthmoving machinery  Search this
Engineers  Search this
Foundries  Search this
Furnaces  Search this
Furniture industry and trade  Search this
Gas well drilling  Search this
Glass  Search this
Hardware  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Industrial equipment  Search this
Insurance  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_27530
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_27530

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