Islamic arts / Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair

Author(s): Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.)
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Subjects: Islamic art
Islamic architecture
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London : Phaidon Press, 2010
Series: Art & ideas
Art & ideas
LC Classification: N
Physical Description: 447 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 22 cm
Alternate Titles: Online version: Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.) Islamic arts. (OCoLC)646054663 London : Phaidon Press, 1997
Additional Authors: Blair, Sheila
Notes: ISBN: 9780714831763
ISBN: 071483176X
Includes bibliographical references (p. 434-439) and index
Contents: The rise of Islam 600-900 AD -- Regional centres and local powers 900-1500 AD -- The great empires 1500-1800 AD
Summary: 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 with photographs, maps and plans, the book captures the essence of Islamic culture as expressed in its buildings, books and applied arts, and provides an introduction to the subject for both the student and the general reader
OCLC Number: 826379165
ISBN/ISSN: 9780714831763