Islamic Art & Culture
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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19th century Abbasid Abd al-Rahman Akbar al-Andalus Alhambra Anatolia arabesque Arabia Arabic architecture artists Baghdad beautiful became began book illustration buildings built calligraphic inscriptions calligraphy capital carpets carving ceramics colors converted to Islam Cordoba court courtyard Damascus decorating glass designs developed Dome dynasty Egypt enamel example Fatimid Genghis Khan geometric patterns glassmakers gold Iran Iraq Isfahan Islamic art Islamic countries Islamic lands Islamic world Istanbul ivory Iznik jade Kashan Khalifah Kilims kufic luster glazes lusterware luxurious madrasahs Mahal Makkah material metal metalwork mihrab minbar Mongol mosaics mosque lamps motifs Mughal emperors Mughal Empire Museum Muslims northern Africa objects ornament Ottoman Empire Ottoman sultans painters painting palaces panels Persian pottery prayer production Prophet Muhammad qiblah Qur'an rock crystal royal studios rulers Safavid Samarkand Sassanian Seljuks Shah Tahmasp Shahnama silver Spain stucco styles surviving Syria techniques textiles tiles tilework Today Tombs traditional tugra Turkey Umayyad walls