Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture: Three-Volume Set
Jonathan Bloom, Sheila S. Blair, Sheila Blair
OUP USA, May 14, 2009 - Architecture - 1676 pages
The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture is the most comprehensive reference work in this complex and diverse area of art history. Built on the acclaimed scholarship of the Grove Dictionary of Art, this work offers over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe and spans over a thousand years of history.
Recent changes in Islamic art in areas such as Afghanistan, Iran, and Iraq are elucidated here by distinguished scholars. Entries provide in-depth art historical and cultural information about dynasties, art forms, artists, architecture, rulers, monuments, archaeological sites and stylistic developments. In addition, over 500 illustrations of sculpture, mosaic, painting, ceramics, architecture, metalwork and calligraphy illuminate the rich artistic tradition of the Islamic world. With the fundamental understanding that Islamic art is not limited to a particular region, or to a defined period of time, The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture offers pathways into Islamic
culture through its art.
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Grove has become synonymous with excellence in reference materials in art and music, and the latest entry in the series is no exception. Edited by Bloom and Blair, professors of Islamic and Asian art ... Read full review