Islamic arts / Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair

Author(s): Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.)
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Subjects: Islamic art
Islamic architecture
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 2012, c1997
Series: Art & ideas
Art & ideas
LC Classification: N
Additional Authors: Blair, Sheila
Notes: ISBN: 071483176X (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780714831763 (pbk.)
Reprint. Originally published, 1997; reprinted 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012
Wertz library copy: purchased with monies from Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-439) and index
Contents: The rise of Islam 600-900 AD -- Regional centres and local powers 900-1500 AD -- The great empires 1500-1800 AD
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 an 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 introduction to the subject for both the student and the general reader
Physical Description: 447 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 22 cm
Donation Info: Donor : Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
OCLC Number: 818759460
ISBN/ISSN: 071483176X

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