Synopses & Reviews
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.
Covering a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, this is a guide to the arts of Islam. A glossary of Islamic terms, a timeline and maps seek to unravel the complex history of the Islamic dynasties and their artistic achievements.
Covering one thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Islamic cultural expert Robert Hillenbrand provides an authoritative guide, supported by a glossary of Islamic terms, a time line, and maps. The book traces the complete range of artistic achievement of a vastly accomplished and influential civilization. 220 illustrations. 80 in color.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 281-282) and index.
About the Author
Robert Hillenbrand, Professor of Islamic Art at Edinburgh University, is an acknowledged world expert on Islamic art and architecture.