Islamic Art in Detail
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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
Product code: cmc24285
Price category: £10 to £25
World culture: Middle East
Title: Islamic Art in Detail
Author: Sheila R. Canby
Number of pages: 144
llustrations: 150 colour
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