ISBN-10:
067446866X
ISBN-13:
2900674468664
Pub. Date:
03/28/1992
Publisher:
Harvard
Islamic Art / Edition 1

Islamic Art / Edition 1

by Barbara Brend
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Overview

From the Taj Mahal, from the Dome of the Rock to the ever evolving art of calligraphy, Barbara Brend traces the development of classic Islamic art from the seventh through the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900674468664
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 03/28/1992
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

The Muslim Era


Note on Transliteration


Acknowledgements

Introduction

1. THE LEGACY OF EMPIRES

Syria, Iraq and Iran under the caliphs


2. LANDS OF THE WEST

Egypt, North Africa and Spain


3. RENEWAL FROM THE EAST

The Seljuks enter Iran and Anatolia


4. THE RULE OF LORDS AND SLAVES

Zangids, Ayyubids and Mamluks


5. THE LAST EASTERN INVADERS

The Mongol and Timurid empires


6. FERVOUR, OPULENCE AND DECLINE

Iran under the Safavids and Qajars


7.

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Islamic Art is altogether an astounding achievement: interestingly informative, accurate, balanced in coverage and judgment. It is a wonderful book for students and museum-goers who wish to get acquainted with this tradition.

Oleg Grabar

Islamic Art is altogether an astounding achievement: interestingly informative, accurate, balanced in coverage and judgment. It is a wonderful book for students and museum-goers who wish to get acquainted with this tradition.
Oleg Grabar, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University

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