A comprehensive history of Islam's 1,400-year legacy of art, design and architecture, with over 500 beautiful photographs, paintings and maps.
This beautifully illustrated book surveys the rich heritage of Islamic art and architectural treasures. From monuments and pottery to carpets and costume, it embraces the range of Islamic artistic achievement, including calligraphy, the form most revered by Muslims. The diversity of decorative Islamic art forms is similarly breathtaking, from the vivid Fatimid woodcarvings of 10th 12th-century Egypt, to the exquisite lustreware produced in Islamic Spain in the 14th and 15th centuries. Meticulously researched, with over 500 photographs and maps, this book is the perfect study aid for students or anyone with a keen interest in art and architecture. An in-depth survey of the most spectacular artistic and architectural achievements of the Islamic world. Explores how the Islamic court supported and sponsored art, science and literature and discusses how wonderful works of sacred art glorified Islam s message. Supplemented with maps, beautiful paintings and an index of the world s greatest museum collections of Islamic art today. CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
About the Author: Moya Carey has worked as a consultant researcher for museums and private collections of Islamic art, and also as a lecturer. Her research interests include manuscript painting and scientific illustration in the medieval Middle East. THE COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE A comprehensive history of Islam's 1,400-year legacy of art, design and architecture, with over 500 beautiful photographs, paintings and maps. Moya Carey
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