Islamic Arts

ISBN-10: 071483176X
ISBN-13: 9780714831763
Edition: 1997 (Revised)
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Description: This comprehensive survey of the arts in all the Islamic lands from Spain through North Africa, Asia Minor and the Middle East to Central Asia and India features architecture, calligraphy, textiles and decorative arts from the 7th to the 18th  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Phaidon Press Limited
Publication date: 4/24/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This comprehensive survey of the arts in all the Islamic lands from Spain through North Africa, Asia Minor and the Middle East to Central Asia and India features architecture, calligraphy, textiles and decorative arts from the 7th to the 18th centuries.

Introduction
The Rise of Islam 600-900 AD
Mosques, Mansions and Mosaics: The Arts of Building
Pens and Parchment: The Koran and Early Writing
The Draped Universe: The Arts of the Loom
Pots, Pans and Pitchers: The Decorative Arts
Regional Centres and Local Powers 900-1500 AD
Madrasas and Muqarnas: The Arts of Building
Penmen and Painters: The Arts of the Book
Warps, Wafts and Pile: The Arts of the Loom
Colours and Figures: The Decorative Arts
The Great Empires 1500-1800 AD
Capitals and Complexes: The Arts of Building
From Manuscript to Page: The Arts of the Book
Velvets and Carpets: The Arts of the Loom
Bedecked and Bejewelled: The Decorative Arts
Epilogue
Glossary
Major Dynasties
Key Dates
Further Reading
Index
Acknowledgements

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