Earthly beauty, heavenly art : art of Islam / Mikhail B. Piotrovsky with contributions by among others the lenders ; John Vrieze (general editor)

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Material Type: Books
Language: English, Multiple languages (translated from), Translation from Russian, Translation from Dutch
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Published: Amsterdam : De Nieuwe Kerk ; [London] : Lund Humphries, 1999
LC Classification: N
Physical Description: 311 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Table of Contents: Preface / John Vrieze, Ernst W. Veen 9
Introduction: The Enigma of Islamic Art 13
Ch. 1. The World of Islam 15
Ch. 2. Monotheism and Ornamentation
Ch. 3. Iconoclasm 33
Ch. 4. Art for Everyday Life 37
Ch. 5. The Qur'an as Source of All Inspiration 49
Ch. 6. The Language of Islamic Art 53
Ch. 7. Paradise - the Major theme of Islamic Art 57
The Mosque 65
Pilgrimages 77
The Word 87
The Qur'an 97
Islamic Mysticism 125
The Palace 133
The Mausoleum 207
Garden and Paradise 219
Bibliography 297
Credits 310
Additional Authors: Piotrovskiĭ, M. B. (Mikhaĭl Borisovich)
Stichting De Nieuwe Kerk (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Notes: ISBN: 0853318069
Catalogue of exhibition held in De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, 16 December 1999 to 24 April 2000
Translated from the Dutch & Russian
OCLC Number: 43672914
ISBN/ISSN: 0853318069