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Tender Stitches - Ottoman Embroideries

Ottoman embroideries are vibrant testimonies to the culture s proverbial passion for nature and its love for flowers and verdure. From the budding blossoms, to the lush branches, to the sinuous sprigs, these delicate needlework designs bespeak of the Ottoman s affection for nature s bountiful gifts. Each tender stitch and every delicate …

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Tender Stitches - Ottoman Embroideries

Les Peintres Du Liban

“Les Peintres du Liban” is a collection that contains selections from the works of three major Lebanese painters:

Mr. Saliba Doueihy

Mrs. Bibi Zoghbé

Mr. Omar Onsi

Les Peintres Du Liban

Fuad Rifka

Fuad Rifka was born in Syria in 1930 and moved to Lebanon with his parents in the 1940s. He studied Philosophy in Beirut and obtained a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Tubingen in 1965 with a dissertation on the aesthetics of Martin Heidegger. Since 1966 he has taught Philosophy at the Lebanese American University Beirut. In …

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Fuad Rifka

Lebanese American University (LAU)

The Lebanese American University (LAU) is a secular, private and independent American university located in Lebanon. LAU is consistently ranked as one of the top universities in the Middle East and North Africa region.

LAU is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and is accredited by the Commission …

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Lebanese American University (LAU)

About the collections



The “Special Collections” at LAU serves as a repository for collections relating to the Lebanese social, cultural and intellectual life.

Its mission is to acquire, preserve and provide access to a wide range of primary research materials in their original formats.

Collections are primarily developed to support the curricular and research needs of the faculty and students of LAU through archiving of manuscripts, rare books, audio-visual materials, photographs, special collections and ephemera.

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