Islamic Art and Architecture, 650-1250 / Edition 2

Islamic Art and Architecture, 650-1250 / Edition 2

by Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina
     
 

This richly illustrated book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture during a time that witnessed the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar's original text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated, and many new… See more details below

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This richly illustrated book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture during a time that witnessed the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar's original text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated, and many new illustrations have been added."Including all media, and the entire territory from Spain to Central Asia, this book is the indispensable point of departure for the study of early Islamic art."-Choice; "This is the second edition of what is probably the standard reference work on Islamic art and architecture. . . . It is difficult to do justice to this magnificent volume in a short review. It is an authoritative, highly readable, and beautifully produced work that should please specialists and educated readers alike."-Library Journal

Author Biography: Oleg Grabar is Professor Emeritus of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Marilyn Jenkins-Madina is Research Curator of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. They were both long-time colleagues of Richard Ettinghausen, who was professor of Islamic Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Consultative Chairman of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until his death in 1979.

Selected by Choice as a 2003 Outstanding Academic Title; The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300088694
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Series:
The Yale University Press Pelican Histor
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Chart of the Principal Dynasties
Introduction
1The Rise of Islam and the Artistic Climate of the Period3
Pt. 1Early Islamic Art and Architecture (c.650-c.1000)
Prologue: Historical and Cultural Setting10
2Central Islamic Lands15
3Western Islamic Lands83
4Eastern Islamic Lands105
Pt. 2Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture (c.1000-1250)
Prologue: Historical and Cultural Setting133
5Eastern Islamic Lands139
6Central Islamic Lands187
Pt. IThe Fatimids in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria
Pt. IIThe Saljuqs, Artuqids, Zangids, and Ayyubids in Iraq, Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt
7Western Islamic Lands269
Conclusion: The Impact of Islamic Art
8Islamic Art and non-Muslims291
List of the Principal Abbreviations303
Notes304
Bibliography329
Glossary338
Index339

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