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    Islamic Art in Detail

    SKU: cmc24285

    £14.99 Members' price *

    About

    This stunning book highlights outstanding examples of design and craft in paintings and manuscripts, calligraphy, metalwork, ceramics, glass, wood and ivory. It offers an exceptional view of an imposing collection of arts from across the Muslim world. The book opens with an introduction asking 'What is Islamic Art?' This sets out the characteristic elements common to artistic creativity stretching back to the 7th century, from Spain to Indonesia. A series of thematic chapters then provide cultural context while pointing out exceptional features, followed by an exploration of the selected works of art in detail. By showing the complete object as well as enlarged details - sometimes virtually invisible to the naked eye - intriguing comparisons can be drawn between seemingly unrelated media. The selection of illustrations evokes the hand and eye of the most accomplished craftsmen of the Islamic world. The author provides basic information as well as fascinating commentary for each object

    Specification

    Product code: cmc24285
    Price category: £10 to £25
    World culture: Middle East
    Title: Islamic Art in Detail
    Author: Sheila R. Canby
    ISBN: 9780714124285
    Number of pages: 144
    llustrations: 150 colour
    Weight: 0.725kg
    Standard UK delivery: 5 working days. Overseas times may vary

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