Treasures of Islam: Artistic Glories of the Muslim World

by Bernard O'Kane

Hardcover, 2007

Status

Available

Local notes

956 O'Ka

Collection

Publication

Duncan Baird (1999), 224 pages

Description

Discover the grandeur of Islam in a vivid portrait of some of the greatest and most creative civilizations ever to have existed—a wide range of peoples and cultures all united spiritually by their adherence to Islam and its holy book. This important survey—which features outstanding production values, an oversized volume, a foil-trimmed cover, and special five-color printing—celebrates the remarkable diversity of Muslim art, from beautiful textiles and peerless ceramics to awe-inspiring architecture and exquisite metalwork. With superb photography throughout, this guide marries the religion’s artistic legacy with its rich history, travelling from the royal mosque at Isfahan to the beauty of Quranic illumination.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

2007

Physical description

224 p.; 12.19 inches

ISBN

1844834832 / 9781844834839

Barcode

5924

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Pages

224

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