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Islamic arts

Author: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : Phaidon Press, 2012, ©1997.
Series: Art & ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: 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 a lively and accessible style, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
OCLC Number: 818759460
Notes: Reprint. Originally published, 1997; reprinted 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012.
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Rise Of Islam 600-900 AD: --
Mosques, Mansions and Mosaics: the arts of building --
Pens and Parchment: koran and early writing --
Draped Universe: arts of the loom --
Pots, Pans and Pitchers: decorative arts --
Regional Centres And Local Powers 900-1500 AD: --
Madrasas and Muqarnas: arts of building --
Penmen and Painters: arts of the book --
Warps, Wefts and Pile: arts of the loom --
Colours and Figures: decorative arts --
Great Empires 1500-1800 AD: --
Capitals and Complexes: arts of building --
From Manuscript to Page: arts of the book --
Velvets and Carpets: arts of the loom --
Bedecked and Bejewelled: decorative arts --
Epilogue --
Glossary --
Major dynasties --
Key dates --
Further reading --
Index --
Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair.

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Overview: 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 a lively and accessible style, and illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and plans, the book captures the essence of Islamic culture as expressed in its buildings, books and applied arts, and provides an essential introduction to the subject for both the student and the general reader.

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