Islamic aesthetics: an introduction
Is there something unique about Islamic art? Oliver Leaman challenges the argument that a special sort of consciousness went into creating Islamic art and that it is very different from other art forms. He suggests instead that the criteria we should apply to Islamic art are identical to those applicable to art in general. Islamic Aesthetics deals with issues arising in painting, calligraphy, architecture, gardens, literature, films, and music. It pays close attention to the Qur'an throughout, and includes examples from history, art, philosophy, theology and the artefacts of the Islamic world.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
God as creator calligraphy and symbolism
5 other sections not shown
accept actually adhan aesthetic al-Farabi Al-Ghazali appropriate arabesque Arabic music architecture argue argument artist attitude audience beauty Bel-Ami Bilqis buildings calligraphy certainly claim colour complex concept context contrast course critical culture decoration difficult divine emotions emphasize Ettinghausen example expression fact gardens geometric hadith Hajj human ibn Rushd idea images imagination important impressive interesting interpretation ishraqi Islamic aesthetics Islamic architecture Islamic art Islamic philosophy Islamic world issue jahiliyya Ka'ba kufic language letters linked look mashsha'i meaning miraculous mosques Muslims nature Neoplatonism notion object ordinary painting particular perhaps Persian poem poet poetry precisely principles produced Prophet Qur'an realistic reason recitation reference relationship religion religious represent representation role Rumi secular seems seen shapes significance someone sort space spiritual story style Sufi Sufism suggests symbol tajwid theme theory things thinkers thought tradition understand viewer whole words writing wrong Yusuf Zulaykha