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Islamic arts

Author: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 1997.
Series: Art & ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this comprehensive survey, the authors highlight those characteristics that connect the various arts of all the Islamic lands, without minimizing the differences. Dividing the time into three periods: 600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800, they set the artistic development in each era within its historical context and use art as a window into Islamic culture. Written in an accessible style, and illustrated throughout  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.).
Islamic arts.
London : Phaidon Press, 1997
(OCoLC)646054663
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
ISBN: 9780714831763 071483176X
OCLC Number: 37265778
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm.
Contents: The rise of Islam 600-900 AD. 1. Mosques, mansions and mosaics : the arts of building ; 2. Pens and parchment : the Koran and early writing ; 3. The draped universe : the arts of the loom ; 4. Pots, pans and pitchers : the decorative arts --
Regional centres and local powers 900-1500 AD. 5. Madrasas and muqarnas : the arts of building ; 6. Penmen and painters : the arts of the book ; 7. Warps, wefts and pile : the arts of the loom ; 8. Colours and figures : the decorative arts --
The great empires 1500-1800 AD. 9. Capitals and complexes : the arts of building ; 10. From manuscript to page : the arts of the book ; 11. Velvets and carpets : the arts of the loom ; 12. Bedecked and bejewelled : the decorative arts --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair.

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