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Islamic arts

Author: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
Publisher: London ; New York : Phaidon Press, 1997.
Series: Art & ideas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.).
Islamic arts.
London : Phaidon Press, 1997
(OCoLC)646054663
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Bloom; Sheila Blair
ISBN: 9780714831763 071483176X
OCLC Number: 37265778
Description: 447 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 22 cm.
Contents: The rise of Islam 600-900 AD --
Regional centres and local powers 900-1500 AD --
The great empires 1500-1800 AD.
Series Title: Art & ideas.
Responsibility: Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair.

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A comprehensive survey that brilliantly captures the essence of Islamic culture.  Read more...
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"Will revive the wanderlust, even of those who have "been everywhere, seen everything"."-New York Times Book Review "This is a wonderful new contribution, it reflects current scholarship in a easy to Read more...

 
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