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Islamic Art and Architecture : World of Art - Robert Hillenbrand

Islamic Art and Architecture

World of Art

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Published: 25th January 1999
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Covering a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, this text is a guide to the arts of Islam. From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of Ottoman Istanbul; from the elegant palace complex of the Alhambra in Granada to the splendours of 17th-century Isfahan; from the virtuosity of Persian painting in the 15th century to the vivid ceramic tradition of Ottoman Iznik, the evolution of the range of Islamic arts is explored. Supported by a glossary of Islamic terms, a timeline and maps which untangle the complex history of Islamic dynasties and their artistic achievements, the book traces the architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, textiles, metalwork and other art forms of this prolific civilization, whose works survive in abundance.

Covering 1000 years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, this book incorporates all the latest discoveries and interpretations into an authoritative guide to the arts of Islam. From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of Ottoman Istanbul, this is an excellent introduction to both the highlights and the on-going evolution of the full range of Islamic arts and architecture, calligraphy, painting, ceramics, textiles, metalwork and more. (Kirkus UK)

Introductionp. 8
The Birth of Islamic Art: the Umayyadsp. 10
The 'Abbasidsp. 38
The Fatimidsp. 61
The Saljuqsp. 86
The Age of the Atabegs: Syria, Iraq and Anatolia, 1100-1300p. 111
The Mamluksp. 138
The Muslim Westp. 167
The Ilkhanids and Timuridsp. 196
The Safavidsp. 226
The Ottomansp. 255
Select Bibliographyp. 281
Glossaryp. 283
Sources of Illustrationsp. 284
Indexp. 285
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ISBN: 9780500203057
ISBN-10: 0500203059
Series: World of Art
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 25th January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1