Lavishly illustrated with magnificent examples of Islamic ornament, this book surveys how motifs developed and became integrated into patterns. This volume covers 700-1600 AD and an area stretching from Syria and Asia Minor in the west, to Afghanistan and India in the east.
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Ackermann Survey 1964 Anatolian arabesque arcades arched panels architectural artefacts artists Atil Baer Metalwork 1983 bands birds bowl brass brick bronze Cairo carved central ceramics Chinese colour Darb-i Imam dated decoration dome east Iranian Ettinghausen ewer example faience faience mosaic Figure floral flowers fourteenth century frieze fur Islamische Kunst geometric Golombek and Wilber half-palmettes hares hexagons ibid instance interlaced Iran Islamic Art Islamic ornament Islamic world Iznik Khirbat al-Mafjar Konya kufic late antique lotus blossoms lustre-painted Madrasa Mamluk marble Masjid-i Jami mausoleum medallions Medrese Metropolitan Museum mihrab minbar Mosque Muhammad Museum fur Islamische Museum of Art Museum of Islamic naskhi niche Nishapur Ottoman painted palmettes Persian plaster Plate Pope and Ackermann pottery Qala'un qilin Qur'an roundels Samarqand Samarra scrolls sphinxes star stucco Suleyman Sultan tenth century textiles thirteenth century tiles Timurid Tomb Tower trefoil twelfth vegetal motifs Wade Cup whirling rosette