Treasures of Islam: Artistic Glories of the Muslim World

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Duncan Baird, 2007 - Religion - 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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The Islamic religion and its cultural influences stretch far and wide across the Asian, Arab, and Mediterranean lands extending from western China and India in the east to Spain and Morocco in the ... Read full review



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BERNARD O KANE is professor of Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Studies in Persian Art and Architecture (AUC Press, 1995) and Early Persian Painting: Kalila and Dimna Manuscripts of the Late 14th Century (AUC Press, 2003).

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