Islamic Art and Spirituality

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887061752
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/1987
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 213
  • Sales rank: 1,303,212
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

I
The Relation between Islamic Art and Islamic Spirituality

Art and the Sacred

II
The Spiritual Message of Islamic Calligraphy

III
The Principle of Unity and the Sacred Architecture of Islam

IV
Sacred Art in Persian Culture

Literature

V
Metaphysics, Logic and Poetry in the Orient

VI
The Flight of Birds to Union: Meditations upon 'Attar's Mantiq al-tayr

VII
Rumi, Supreme Poet and Sage

VIII
Rumi and the Sufi Tradition

Music

IX
Islam and Music

X
The Influence of Sufism on Traditional Persian Music

The Plastic Arts

XI
The World of Imagination and the Concept of Space in the Persian Miniature

XII
The Significance of the Void in Islamic Art

Postscript

The Spiritual Message of Islamic Art

List of monochrome plates

List of coloured plates

Index

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