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Islamic art and architecture

Author: Robert Hillenbrand
Publisher: New York : Thames and Hudson, ©1999.
Series: World of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Embracing a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand - a world authority on Islamic art and architecture - has written an unrivalled new synthesis of the arts of Islamic civilization. From the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the survival of the Ottoman empire well into the modern age, Hillenbrand traces the evolution of an  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hillenbrand
ISBN: 0500203059 9780500203057
OCLC Number: 40624753
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Birth of Islamic art: the Umayyads --
'Abbasids --
Fatimids --
Saljuqs --
Age of the Atabegs: Syria, Iraq and Anatolia, 1100-1300 --
Mamluks --
Muslim west --
Ilkhanids and Timurids --
Safavids --
Ottomans.
Series Title: World of art.
Responsibility: Robert Hillenbrand.

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"Embracing a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand - a world authority on Islamic art and architecture - has written an unrivalled new synthesis of the arts of Islamic civilization. From the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the survival of the Ottoman empire well into the modern age, Hillenbrand traces the evolution of an extraordinary range of art forms, including architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, glassware, textiles and metalwork. Complete with maps and glossary, this is an accessible and definitive guide to the arts of a vastly accomplished civilization."--Jacket.

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