Islamic Art


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  • This history of Islamic art surveys the magnificent achievement of Muslim arists and craftsmen over 1200 years, from the 7th to the 19th centuries AD.

    Architecture, manuscripts, ceramics and glass, metalwork, textiles and carpets, with their distinctive subtlety of outline and sumptuous decoration, formed the basis of a cultural heritage of extraordinary richness. And yet under different local conditions - in Arabia or Turkey, central Asia or Spain, North Africa, India or Iran - and in the hands of Arabs, Seljuks, Mamluks, Mongols, Timurid and Ottoman Turks, Safavids or Mughals, this shared heritage produced a great diversity of styles, which the author examines region by region. Also considered is the specific character of Islamic art and its influence in the West, as well as modern developments. The book contains a useful glossary of Arabic, Turkish and Persian terms.

  • Product code: cmc14439
    Exhibition: Shah 'Abbas
    Price category: 10 to 25
    World culture: Middle East
    Title: Islamic Art
    Author: Barbara Brend
    ISBN: 9780714114439
    Number of pages: 240
    Size: 246x189mm
    llustrations: 105 colour and 60 b/w
    Weight: 0.75kg
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