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Islamic art and culture : a visual history /

by Khalili, Nasser D
, a visual history / Published by : Overlook Press, (Woodstock ; | New York :) Physical details: 186 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 38 cm ISBN:1585678392; 9781585678396.
Subject(s): Islamic art -- History | Islamic architecture -- History | Islamic Empire -- History
Year: 2006
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Non-fiction N6260 .K48 2006 (Browse shelf) c. 1 Available a31111000039797

Includes semi-detached movable compass card following p. 186

Includes bibliographical references (p. 180-182) and index

Major historical and cultural sites of the Islamic world -- Major Islamic dynasties -- Timeline of Islamic art and culture -- The history of Islamic art and culture --The written word: calligraphy -- The word of God: Qur'ans -- Miniature painting -- Bookbinding -- Lacquer -- Pottery and ceramics -- Glass and rock crystal -- Metalwork -- Scientific instruments -- Arms and armour -- Jewellery -- Carpets and textiles -- Coins -- Architecture

An oversized visual history of Islamic civilization as reflected in its fine art spans 1,200 years and surveys a range of media, from architecture and painting to silk textiles and calligraphy, in a volume that also demonstrates the relationship between Islamic artists and their western peers

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