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Islamic arts and crafts : an anthology

Author: Marcus Milwright
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This anthology of written sources (dating from the seventh to the twentieth centuries) explores numerous aspects of the crafts of the Middle East from the processing of raw materials to the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Milwright, Marcus.
Islamic arts and crafts.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press Ltd, [2017]
(OCoLC)976439201
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marcus Milwright
ISBN: 9781474409179 1474409172 9781474409186 1474409180
OCLC Number: 1002303871
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 260 pages) : illustrations (black and white), maps
Contents: pt. 1 FOUNDATIONS --
1. Theoretical formulations --
pt. 2 HUMAN DIMENSIONS --
2. The organisation of labour --
3. Rituals, songs and poems --
4. Biographical information --
5. The lives of artisans and artists --
pt. 3 RESOURCES --
6. Raw materials I: minerals --
7. Raw materials II: plants --
8. Raw materials III: animals --
9. Mining and metal preparation --
10. City descriptions --
pt. 4 INORGANIC MEDIA --
11. Copper --
12. Iron and steel --
13. Other metals: gold, silver and tin --
14. Pottery --
15. Glass --
pt. 5 ORGANIC MEDIA --
16. Wood --
17. Basketry and matting --
18. Leather --
19. Spinning, bleaching and dyeing --
20. Weaving --
21. Rugs, carpets and felt --
pt. 6 WRITING AND PAINTING --
22. Papyrus and paper --
23. Calligraphy --
24. Painting --
pt. 7 ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING --
25. Building techniques --
26. Vaulting and architectural decoration --
27. Engineering --
pt. 8 ECONOMIC CONSIDERATIONS --
28. Recycling and repair --
29. Crafts in an age of competition and change.
Responsibility: Marcus Milwright.

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