Islamic Arts

Islamic Arts

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Islamic Arts, a comprehensive survey covering a thousand years, highlights those characteristics that connect the various arts of the Islamic lands without minimizing the differences. The book is divided into three time periods - 600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800 - and each section analyses architecture, the arts of the book, decorative and applied arts. Islamic Arts brilliantly captures the essence of Islamic culture.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 160 x 220 x 28mm | 898.11g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 227 ill. (mostly col.).
  • 071483176X
  • 9780714831763
  • 378,592

Review Text

"Will revive the wanderlust, even of those who have "been everywhere, seen everything"."—New York Times Book Review



"This is a wonderful new contribution, it reflects current scholarship in a easy to read way and demystifies Islamic art."—Catherine Asher, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota



"Islamic Arts is a visual as well as an intellectual treat, a successful collaboration of the best contemporary authors and the best contemporary design."—Walter B Denny, Department of Art History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst



On the Art & Ideas series



"Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing."—Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London



"The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods... I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools."—Joachim Pissarro, Yale University



"Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."—The Sunday Telegraph
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Review quote

"Will revive the wanderlust, even of those who have "been everywhere, seen everything"."-New York Times Book Review "This is a wonderful new contribution, it reflects current scholarship in a easy to read way and demystifies Islamic art."-Catherine Asher, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota "Islamic Arts is a visual as well as an intellectual treat, a successful collaboration of the best contemporary authors and the best contemporary design."-Walter B Denny, Department of Art History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst On the Art & Ideas series "Art & Ideas has broken new ground in making accessible authoritative views on periods, movements and concepts in art. As a series it represents a real advance in publishing."-Sir Nicholas Serota, Director, Tate London "The format is wonderful and offers what had long been missing in academic studies: usable manuals for specific themes or periods... I am definitely not alone in welcoming Art & Ideas as a precious set of teaching tools."-Joachim Pissarro, Yale University "Phaidon's series may prove to be the pick of the crop. It boasts expert but undogmatic texts and a wealth of illustrations."-The Sunday Telegraph
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About Jonathan M. Bloom

Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair are among the world's leading experts in their field. A husband-and-wife team of scholars, they hold the Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College. They are joint authors of The Art and Architecture of Islam: 1250-1800.
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95 ratings
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5 31% (29)
4 40% (38)
3 21% (20)
2 8% (8)
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