Art of Islam : Art, Architecture, and the Literary World
Yayıncı Pearson Education ( 10 / 1997 ) ISBN 9780135998120 | İngilizce | 272 Sayfa | Türler Sanat (Kuram)
The first social history of Islamic art, this text offers a thematic exploration of both court and everyday Islamic art from its beginnings until the late seventeenth century in the Islamic world from Spain to Afghanistan. Written in a lively, engaging style by a noted historian, it pays unusually focused attention to context the literary, social, and cultural background for art works. An abundance of high-quality photographs, many in color, illustrates the full range of Islamic arts from buildings, paintings, and sculptures, to carpets, coins, ivory inlay, jade carvings, metalwork, glass, ceramics, calligraphy, etc. All-encompassing in approach, it considers the masterful as well as the commonplace, the preserved as well as the lost.
Part of the Perspectives series of modestly priced, heavily illustrated, high-quality paperback books on specific subjects in art history.