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A survey of Islamic art and architecture in all its traditional grandeur. Essays are organized according to a new chronological-geographical paradigm. The volumes are accompanied by a map, and each subsection is preceded by a brief outline of the main cultural and historical developments during the period in question. The volumes include periods and regions typically excluded from survey books including modern and contemporary art-architecture; China, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sicily, the New World (Americas).
A chronological, geographical, and thematic exploration of the history of art illustrated by the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. Global coverage from prehistory to modern. Authored by the Met's curatorial, conservation and education staff.
Islamic Art and Architecture by Robert Hillenbrand
Call Number: Art Library, N6260 .H54 1999
From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of Ottoman Istanbul; from the extraordinary virtuosity of Persian painting in the fifteenth century to the vivid ceramic tradition of Ottoman Iznik--Hillenbrand does justice to both the highlights and the ongoing evolution of the full range of Islamic arts. Supported by a glossary of Islamic terms, a time line, and maps, this book traces the architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork of a vastly accomplished and influential civilization.
Islamic Art and Culture by Nassir Khalili
Call Number: Art Library, Oversize N6260 .K48 2006
Richly illustrated, this title is useful for its broad overview of the history, peoples, cultures, and artworks that have defined the Islamic world for 1200 years. From Spain to Indonesia, North Africa to China, more than fifty of the world's nations are of the Muslim faith. Diverse developments throughout the Islamic world are compared simultaneously across time and place, and specific objects and buildings seen in the light of key events in Muslim history.
Together these companion texts cover the entire history of Islamic material culture:
Islamic Art and Architecture, 650-1250 by Richard Ettinghausen; Oleg Grabar; Marilyn Jenkins-Madina
Call Number: Art Library, N6260 .E79 2001
Within roughly a century a vast domain was controlled by Islam: from central Spain to the delta of the Indus and from the Sahara desert and the Indian Ocean to the Mediterranean, the Caucasus, the Central Asian deserts, and the Hindu Kush. The diverse historical, political, religious, social and art-historical threads of these varied influences are woven together in this historical survey. Arranged chronologically, then by region, it covers architecture, architectural decoration, the art of the book and the art of the object - textiles, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork. The broader impact of Islamic art on the non-Muslim world is also considered. A companion to The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800.
The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800 by Sheila S. Blair; Jonathan M. Bloom
Call Number: Art Library, N6260 .B56 1994
Publication Date: 1994
Covers the period from the Mongol conquests in the early 13th century to the advent of European colonial rule in the 19th century. A companion to Islamic Art and Architecture, 650-1250.
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