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Author Grabar, Oleg.

Title The formation of Islamic art / Oleg Grabar
Published New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, 1973
New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1973

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Description xix, 233 pages, 78 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents Introduction -- The problem -- The land of early Islam -- The symbolic appropriation of the land -- Islamic attitudes toward the arts -- Islamic religious art : the mosque -- Islamic secular art : palace and city -- Early Islamic decoration : the idea of an Arabesque -- The formation of Islamic art -- Appendix : Chronology of the early Muslim world
Summary "Oleg Grabar, in this book of exceptional subtlety and taste, surveys and extends his own important contributions to the study of early Islamic art history and works out an original and imaginative approach to the elusive and complex problems of understanding Islamic art. ... He has given us a stunning example of the creative possibilities that inhere in the tension between the study of concrete materials in accord with a specific discipline and reflection on the meaning of the specific subject for the civilization as a whole."--American Historical Review - back cover
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
Subject Islamic art -- History.
Islamic art.
LC no. 72075193
ISBN 0300015054
0300021879