Treasures of Islam: artistic glories of the Muslim world

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Duncan Baird, Sep 6, 2007 - Art - 224 pages
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Treasures of Islam presents a vivid portrait of the culturalheritage of Islam and its great treasures - an illuminatingcommentary places the creations of Muslim craftspeople in the appropriate geographical, historical and artistic contexts and explains the significance of the faith?s use of colour andtexture, through calligraphy, sculpture, architecture and manyother art forms. Although Islam is the most recent of the majormonotheistic traditions to have emerged, it has produced oneof the most glorious cultural legacies of any of the great faiths.For more than a millennium Islam?s faithful followers havecreated a rich legacy of sacred art and architecture, from lucid religious texts to some of the most spiritually upliftingbuildings ever constructed.

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I got this book from the library for research. It's completely useless. There is nothing of any substance in the text; it's all pretty pictures. Read full review

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User Review  - Farhana Faruq - Goodreads

What a gem! Such a beautiful book - it's content, pictures and layout. Majority of the works covered is from the 7th century to the 19th century. Throughout you learn how ideas from one society ... Read full review

Contents

A GIFT FROM
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IMAMS PRINCES AND SULTANS
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Almoravids
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