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Art of Islam
 

Art of Islam

By Migeon, Gaston
By Saladin, Henri

Islamic art is not the art of a nation or of a people, but that of a religion: Islam. Spreading from the Arabian Peninsula, the proselyte believers conquered, in a few centuries, a territory spreading from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Multicultural and multi-ethnical, this p...olymorphic and highly spiritual art, in which all representation of Man and God were prohibited, developed canons and various motives of great decorative value. Thorough and inventive, these artists expressed their beliefs by creating monumental masterpieces such as the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Alhambra in Granada, architectural works in which one recognises the stylisation of motives of the Muslim ceramics. Lively and coloured, Islamic art mirrors the richness of these people whose common denominator was the belief in one singular truth: the absolute necessity of creating works whose beauty equaled their respect for God.
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ISBN 9781780429939
Published 8 May 2012
Publisher Parkstone International
Availabilty Not yet available in NZ
Series Temporis

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ISBN-13 9781780429939
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Parkstone International
Imprint Parkstone International
Released 8 May 2012
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
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Author(s) By Migeon, Gaston
By Saladin, Henri
Series Temporis
Category Art Styles Not Limited By Date
Religious Subjects Depicted In Art
Industrial / Commercial Art & Design
Architecture
Number of Pages 256
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Dewey Code 709.1767
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NBS Text Fine Arts / Art History
ONIX Text General/trade

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