Pottery & Ceramics, Glass, Metal: A Walk into Islamic History
An enjoyable introduction to the excellent work of Muslim artists and artisans through the ages. Islamic art in the Gulf region flourished as Islam spread out in the neighboring countries and grew across lands as diverse as China in the east and Andalusia in the west. Yet there are a number of pronounced characteristics which distinguish this art from other forms and underscore its unity. Among these are the use of calligraphy as a central design theme in the decoration of objects; the free use of decorative motifs, particularly recognised repetitive geometric and foliate forms; the bold use of colours without gradation. All these characteristics are amply illustrated in the pages of this lavishly illustrated book devoted to one of the most important private collections of Islamic art: pottery and ceramics, glass and metals, arms and armor, jewelry, books and manuscripts, textiles, fabrics, rugs and carpets, clothes and scientific instruments. An exceptional selection for all readers interested in culture and art.
- Hardback | 220 pages
- 30 Apr 2012
- Milan, Italy
- 300 colour illustrations
About Abdul Latif
Abdul Latif Jassim Kanoo is a scholar of Islamic history and civilization, and a collector. Samar Al Gailani is the director of the Beit Al Qu’ran Museum at Hoora, Bahrain. Tarek Waly is an art historian and an architect.