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Author Osier, Peter

Title Islamic Art and Architecture
Published Chicago, IL : Britannica Educational Publishing, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (130 pages)
Series Britannica guide to Islam
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Introduction; Chapter 1; ORIGINS; Earlier Artistic Traditions; The Mosque; The Prohibition Against Images; Arabic Script; Chapter 2; The Early Period; Architecture; Early Religious Buildings; Three Great Mosques; Other Classic Mosques; Dome of the Rock; Other Types of Religious Buildings; Secular Architecture; Urban Design; Building Materials and Technology; Architectural Decoration; Decorative Arts; Assessment; Chapter 3; Middle Period; Fatimid Art (909-1171); Architecture; Decorative Arts; Fatimid Book Illustration; Seljuq Art
Characteristic Architectural FormsCaravansaries; Architecture in Iran; Architecture in Iraq, Syria, and Anatolia; Other Arts; Western Islamic Art: Moorish; Mamluk Art; Architecture; Other Arts; Mongol Iran: Il-Khanid and Timurid Periods; Architecture; Painting; Chapter 4; Late Period To The Present Day; Ottoman Art; Architecture; Other Arts; Safavid Art; Architecture; Painting; Mughal Art; Architecture; Painting; The Mughal Atelier; Islamic Art Under European Influence and Contemporary Trends; Conclusion; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Back Cover
Summary The Islamic world has a rich artistic tradition, with particular strengths in calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, architecture, and the decorative arts. This reference traces the development of Islamic art and architecture from the Umayyad dynasty to the present day. Readers will learn about the art of the Fatimids, Seljuqs, Mamluks, Mongols, Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals, and more. Eye-catching photos of gorgeous mosques, delicate manuscript paintings, and colorful ceramics give readers glimpses of the works being discussed. A great resource both for those interested in art history and those
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Subject Islamic art -- History -- Juvenile literature
Islamic architecture -- History -- Juvenile literature
Genre/Form History.
Juvenile works.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781680486148