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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 a livIn 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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ISBN : 9780714831763
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 448 Pages
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Islamic Arts (Phaidon Art & Ideas) Reviews

  • Sarahad
    2019-03-16 15:21

    This book kicked off my love of history of art and I've never looked back - but really I should credit the wonderful collection at the V&A that inspired me to buy the book. The book is wonderfully illustrated, but is actually quite dry to read.

  • Peter Jakobsen
    2019-03-09 08:48

    Despite ongoing conventions, Islamic Art (an extremely wide term, used here for convenience and coherence) flourished beyond the merely decorative or doctrinal. This sumptuous Phaidon edition is a good entrée to the flowers of the various Muslim empires in history.

  • Helena
    2019-02-28 08:22

    Really well explained.

  • Kate
    2019-03-21 09:50

    This compact, beautifully-illustrated volume provides a wonderful introduction to the art, architecture and material culture of the Islamic world.