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Islamic arts

Islamic arts

Author: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 1997.
Series: Art & ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.).
Islamic arts.
London : Phaidon Press, 1997
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
ISBN: 9780714831763 071483176X
OCLC Number: 37265778
Notes: Beloit College notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-439) and index.
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm
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, wefts 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 --
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair.
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