Treasures of Islam: Artistic Glories of the Muslim World

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Duncan Baird, 2007 - Art - 224 pages
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Discover the grandeur of Islam in a vivid portrait of some of the greatest and most creative civilizations ever to have existed—a wide range of peoples and cultures all united spiritually by their adherence to Islam and its holy book. This important survey—which features outstanding production values, an oversized volume, a foil-trimmed cover, and special five-color printing—celebrates the remarkable diversity of Muslim art, from beautiful textiles and peerless ceramics to awe-inspiring architecture and exquisite metalwork. With superb photography throughout, this guide marries the religion’s artistic legacy with its rich history, travelling from the royal mosque at Isfahan to the beauty of Quranic illumination.

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The Islamic religion and its cultural influences stretch far and wide across the Asian, Arab, and Mediterranean lands extending from western China and India in the east to Spain and Morocco in the ... Read full review

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BERNARD O KANE is professor of Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Studies in Persian Art and Architecture (AUC Press, 1995) and Early Persian Painting: Kalila and Dimna Manuscripts of the Late 14th Century (AUC Press, 2003).

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