978-0-500-20305-7 / 9780500203057

Islamic Art and Architecture (The World of Art)


Publisher:Thames & Hudson



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Paperback. Pub Date: 1999 Pages: 288 Publisher: Thames & Hudson Click on the Google Preview image above to the read some pages of this book! From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of Ottoman Istanbul; from the extraordinary virtuosity of Persian painting in the fifteenth century to the vivid ceramic tradition of Ottoman Iznik-Hillenand does justice to both the highlights and the ongoing evolution of the full range of Islamic arts. Supported by a glossary of Islamic terms. a time line. and maps. this book traces the architecture. calligraphy. book illumination. painting. ceramics. textiles. and metalwork of a vastly accomplished and influential civilization. Contents: Introductionp. 8The Birth of Islamic Art: the Umayyadsp. 10The 'Abbasidsp. 38The Fatimidsp. 61The Saljuqsp. 86The Age of the Atabegs: Syria. Iraq an...

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