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Islamic art / Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair.

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextSeries: Art & ideasPublication details: London : Phaidon, 1997.ISBN:
  • 071483176X
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 709.17671 21
Contents:
The Rise of Islam 600-900 AD. 1. Mosques, Mansions and Mosaics: The Arts of Building. 2. Pens and Parchment: The Koran and Early Writing. 3. The Draped Universe: The Arts of the Loom. 4. Pots, Pans and Pitchers: The Decorative Arts -- Regional Centres and Local Powers 900-1500 AD. 5. Madrasas and Muqarnas: The Arts of Building. 6. Penmen and Painters: The Arts of the Book. 7. Warps, Wafts and Pile: The Arts of the Loom. 8. Colours and Figures: The Decorative Arts -- The Great Empires 1500-1800 AD. 9. Capitals and Complexes: The Arts of Building. 10. From Manuscript to Page: The Arts of the Book. 11. Velvets and Carpets: The Arts of the Loom. 12. Bedecked and Bejewelled: The Decorative Arts. Major Dynasties.
Summary: 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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The Rise of Islam 600-900 AD. 1. Mosques, Mansions and Mosaics: The Arts of Building. 2. Pens and Parchment: The Koran and Early Writing. 3. The Draped Universe: The Arts of the Loom. 4. Pots, Pans and Pitchers: The Decorative Arts -- Regional Centres and Local Powers 900-1500 AD. 5. Madrasas and Muqarnas: The Arts of Building. 6. Penmen and Painters: The Arts of the Book. 7. Warps, Wafts and Pile: The Arts of the Loom. 8. Colours and Figures: The Decorative Arts -- The Great Empires 1500-1800 AD. 9. Capitals and Complexes: The Arts of Building. 10. From Manuscript to Page: The Arts of the Book. 11. Velvets and Carpets: The Arts of the Loom. 12. Bedecked and Bejewelled: The Decorative Arts. Major Dynasties.

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.