Beauty in Arabic Culture / Edition 1

Beauty in Arabic Culture / Edition 1

by Doris Behrens-Abouseif
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1558761993

ISBN-13: 9781558761995

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558761995
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Princeton Series on the Middle East
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
The Religious Approach9
The Image of the World11
The Koran and the Universe17
Ghazali, the Sufi Way, and the Symbolism of Light22
Al-Ghazali22
The Sufi Way25
The Symbolism of Light31
Secular Beauty and Love35
Proportion, Harmony, and the Psychological Factor37
Nature and Artifice44
Fauna52
Human Beauty56
Love66
Music and Belles Lettres71
Music73
Belles-Lettres83
Context83
Literary Criticism95
Originality99
Imagination102
The Visual Arts105
The Status of the Arts107
The Significance of Artistic Beauty124
The Decorative Themes135
Images135
Calligraphy138
Arabesque and Geometry141
Architecture and Decoration148
Unity, Diversity, and Transmission of Knowledge155
Regalia and Luxury159
Building or Architecture?165
Conclusion181
Notes187
Bibliography197
Literature in European Languages197
Literature in Arabic205
Biographical Notes208
Index213
Photo Credits220

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