Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture

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Embracing a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand - a world authority on Islamic art and architecture - has written an unrivalled new synthesis of the arts of Islamic civilization.

From the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the survival of the Ottoman Empire well into the modern age, Hillenbrand traces the evolution of an extraordinary range of art forms, including architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, glassware, textiles and metalwork.

Complete with maps and glossary, this is an accessible and definitive guide to the arts of a vastly accomplished civilization.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 149 x 210 x 15.24mm | 610g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 190 Illustrations, black and white; 80 Illustrations, color
  • 0500203059
  • 9780500203057
  • 100,842

Table of contents

The birth of Islamic art - the Umayyads; the 'Abbasids; the Fatimids; the Saljuqs; the age of the Atebegs - Syria, Iraq and Anatolia, 1100-1300; the Mamluks; the Muslim West; the Ilkhanids and Timurids; the Safavids; the Ottomans.
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Review quote

'Hillenbrand brings a fresh viewpoint to old and standard concepts ... an interesting and refreshing work' - Times Higher Education Supplement
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About Robert Hillenbrand

Robert Hillenbrand is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh University. He is the author of over a hundred publications and an acknowledged world authority on Islamic art and architecture.
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