Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East

Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East

by Tim Stanley, Mariam Rosser-Owen, Stephen Vernoit
     
 

The arts of Islam, a great and ancient culture, are presented here in all their astonishing richness and diversity. From the Middle East came the earliest astrological clocks, the finest ceramics and lusterware, the development of calligraphy and Arabic scripts, and the intricate craft of carpet-weaving, among many other profoundly significant cultural developments.… See more details below

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The arts of Islam, a great and ancient culture, are presented here in all their astonishing richness and diversity. From the Middle East came the earliest astrological clocks, the finest ceramics and lusterware, the development of calligraphy and Arabic scripts, and the intricate craft of carpet-weaving, among many other profoundly significant cultural developments. This cradle of empires was also a vibrant commercial center, exporting raw materials, skills, and techniques to surrounding lands and spreading its web of influence from southern Spain to northern India.

This beautifully illustrated book provides a fascinating introduction to Islamic art and culture, drawing from the world-famous collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum. It accompanies an exhibition touring to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Author Bio: Tim Stanley, a curator in the Asian department at the V&A, has written extensively on Islamic art and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810965621
Publisher:
Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.87(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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