Islamic Metalwork by Rachel Ward, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Islamic Metalwork

Islamic Metalwork

by Rachel Ward
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Whether destined for a sultan's palace or provincial household, a vast array of functional and often luxurious metal vessels and utensils have been produced throughout the Islamic world. Although not primarily religious objects, they were traditionally made with the same skill and imagination, and their designs and decoration reflect the strong cultural influence of

Overview

Whether destined for a sultan's palace or provincial household, a vast array of functional and often luxurious metal vessels and utensils have been produced throughout the Islamic world. Although not primarily religious objects, they were traditionally made with the same skill and imagination, and their designs and decoration reflect the strong cultural influence of Islam which extended from Spain and North Africa in the west to Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent in the east.

This book traces the range of materials and techniques, decorative motifs and diverse local styles of Islamic metalwork from the seventh to the fifteenth century with a wealth of illustration drawn from the British Museum and other major collections.

The author of this book is also the co-author of "Suleyman the Magnificent".

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500277317
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Series:
Eastern Art Series
Pages:
128

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >