Pierre Chuvin

Pierre Chuvin spent five years in Tashkent as the director of the Institut franç ais d'Etudes sur l'Asie Centrale, and in 1996 founded the French-language magazine "Cahiers d'Asie centrale," Gé rard Degeorge is an architect and historian of the Arab world who teaches architecture at the Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-la-Seine. His most recent works include "The Art of the Islamic Tile" (Flammarion, 2002).