The Arabesque: An Introduction

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The Arabesque: An Introduction is an initiative to interpret and communicate the concept behind the arabesque, a major stylised decorative ornament in the Islamic arts.

Sprung mainly from bifurcated leaves and tendrils, the pattern and rhythm of the design are further nurtured by a subtle understanding of geometry, lending us a mirror of its philosophical order. Ever versatile in perpetuation, the arabesque remains true to the principles of symmetry, balance and infinity, be it applied free-flowing or a compartment confined.

The catalogue therefore attempts to trace the birth of this particular art and its growth into multiple forms, all while closely identifying its various cultural expressions as it integrates with pre-established, traditional artistic preferences from regions far and wide.     

The Arabesque exhibition, staged in collaboration with the Islamc Arts Museum Malaysia, will be on display from October 2018 until September 2019.

  • Product Code: cmc9789832591160-1
  • AUTHOR: Dr Heba Nayel Barakat
  • NUMBER OF PAGES: 264
  • SUBTITLE: British Museum
  • Editors: Dr Muhammad Isa Waley
  • Weight: 1.00 Kg

The Arabesque: An Introduction is an initiative to interpret and communicate the concept behind the arabesque, a major stylised decorative ornament in the Islamic arts.

Sprung mainly from bifurcated leaves and tendrils, the pattern and rhythm of the design are further nurtured by a subtle understanding of geometry, lending us a mirror of its philosophical order. Ever versatile in perpetuation, the arabesque remains true to the principles of symmetry, balance and infinity, be it applied free-flowing or a compartment confined.

The catalogue therefore attempts to trace the birth of this particular art and its growth into multiple forms, all while closely identifying its various cultural expressions as it integrates with pre-established, traditional artistic preferences from regions far and wide.     

The Arabesque exhibition, staged in collaboration with the Islamc Arts Museum Malaysia, will be on display from October 2018 until September 2019.

  • Product Code: cmc9789832591160-1
  • AUTHOR: Dr Heba Nayel Barakat
  • PAGES: 264
  • PUBLISHER: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
  • Weight: 1.00 Kg
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