Islamic Art & Culture

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Heinemann-Raintree Library, 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 56 pages
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This series takes an in-depth look at both the decorative and functional art and design of a given culture. The engaging text explains how the art ties in to the culture, what it means, why it was created, and what it's used for or represents. Fine art, architecture, music and theater, cookware, clothing and textiles and other topics are all discussed. Feature boxes highlight fascinating bits of information on a specific topic, such as African embroidery.
 

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Contents

Contents Introduction
4
Calligraphy
12
Book Illustration
16
Architecture
22
Carving
28
Rock Crystal and Glass
32
Metalwork
36
Pottery
40
Tiles
44
Textiles and Carpets
46
Crosscurrents
50
Further Resources
52
Glossary
54
Index
56
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As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber hasnbsp; written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.

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