Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Early Islamic Art and Architecture

by Jonathan M. Bloom
     
 

This volume deals with the formative period of Islamic art (to c. 950), and the different approaches to studying it. Individual essays deal with architecture, ceramics, coins, textiles, and manuscripts, as well as with such broad questions as the supposed prohibition of images, and the relationships between sacred and secular art. An introductory essay sets each

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This volume deals with the formative period of Islamic art (to c. 950), and the different approaches to studying it. Individual essays deal with architecture, ceramics, coins, textiles, and manuscripts, as well as with such broad questions as the supposed prohibition of images, and the relationships between sacred and secular art. An introductory essay sets each work in context; it is complemented by a bibliography for further reading.

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This volume presents reprints of seminal early articles on the formative period of Islamic art and architecture, several of which are translated into English for the first time, as well as several later articles from journals that are not readily available, totaling 14 in all. The result is a useful reference to the history and historiography of Islamic art and architectural history, with representative writings by some of its founding thinkers, including Max van Berchem, Ernst Herzfeld, Ernst K<:u>hnel, Jean Sauvaget, and Oleg Grabar. The plates of the original articles are reproduced in b&w. Bloom (Boston U.) provides a critical introduction to the articles. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860787051
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Series:
The Formation of the Classical Islamic World Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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