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Islamic Arts

Bloom, Jonathan

(Book - 1997)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Islamic Arts
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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.

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Publisher: London : Phaidon Press, 1997
ISBN: 9780714831763
071483176X
Branch Call Number: 709.1767 B655i
Characteristics: 447 p. :,ill. (some col.), map ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Blair, Sheila

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