Islamic Arts A&i

Islamic Arts A&i

by Jonathan Bloom, Shelia S. Blair
     
 

ISBN-10: 071483176X

ISBN-13: 9780714831763

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Phaidon Press

In this comprehensive survey, the authors highlight those characteristics that connect the various arts of all the Islamic lands, without minimizing the differences. Dividing the time into three periods: 600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800, they set the artistic development in each era within its historical context and use art as a window into Islamic culture. Written in…  See more details below

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In this comprehensive survey, the authors highlight those characteristics that connect the various arts of all the Islamic lands, without minimizing the differences. Dividing the time into three periods: 600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800, they set the artistic development in each era within its historical context and use art as a window into Islamic culture. Written in a lively and accessible style, and illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and plans, the book captures the essence of Islamic culture as expressed in its buildings, books and applied arts, and provides an essential introduction to the subject for both the student and the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714831763
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Series:
Art and Ideas Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
148,640
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.75(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction5
The Rise of Islam 600-900 AD13
1Mosques, Mansions and Mosaics: The Arts of Building21
2Pens and Parchment: The Koran and Early Writing57
3The Draped Universe: The Arts of the Loom79
4Pots, Pans and Pitchers: The Decorative Arts99
Regional Centres and Local Powers 900-1500 AD129
5Madrasas and Muqarnas: The Arts of Building139
6Penmen and Painters: The Arts of the Book191
7Warps, Wafts and Pile: The Arts of the Loom221
8Colours and Figures: The Decorative Arts247
The Great Empires 1500-1800 AD285
9Capitals and Complexes: The Arts of Building293
10From Manuscript to Page: The Arts of the Book329
11Velvets and Carpets: The Arts of the Loom361
12Bedecked and Bejewelled: The Decorative Arts389
Epilogue415
Glossary424
Major Dynasties426
Key Dates428
Further Reading434
Index440
Acknowledgements446

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