Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Book Details

Publisher  Routledge
Publication Date   May 28, 2002
ISBN  0860787052
Pages  500

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This volume deals with the formative period of Islamic art (to c. 950), and the different approaches to studying it. Individual essays deal with architecture, ceramics, coins, textiles, and manuscripts, as well as with such broad questions as the supposed prohibition of images, and the relationships between sacred and secular art. An introductory essay sets each work in context; it is complemented by a bibliography for further reading.

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