This stunning book highlights outstanding examples of design and craft in paintings and manuscripts, calligraphy, metalwork, ceramics, glass, wood and ivory. It offers an exceptional view of an imposing collection of arts from across the Muslim world. The book opens with an introduction asking 'What is Islamic Art?' This sets out the characteristic elements common to artistic creativity stretching back to the 7th century, from Spain to Indonesia. A series of thematic chapters then provide cultural context while pointing out exceptional features, followed by an exploration of the selected works of art in detail. By showing the complete object as well as enlarged details - sometimes virtually invisible to the naked eye - intriguing comparisons can be drawn between seemingly unrelated media. The selection of illustrations evokes the hand and eye of the most accomplished craftsmen of the Islamic world. The author provides basic information as well as fascinating commentary for each object illustrated, sometimes counterpoising the complete artefact with a detail, occasionally suggesting intriguing comparisons between seemingly unrelated pieces. Accompanying the launch title are: "Japanese Art in Detail" by John Reeve. Potential future titles in this series are: "Chinese Art in Detail" and "Indian Art in Detail".About the Author:
Shella R. Canby is an Assistant Keeper with senior responsibility for the Islamic collections at the British Museum. Her publications include Persian Paintings, Princes, Poets and Paladins and The Golden Age of Persian Art 1501 - 1722.
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Descripción BRITISH MUSEUM, 2005. soft. Estado de conservación: NEUF. highlighting examples of design and craft in paintings and manuscripts, calligraphy, metalwork, ceramics, glass, wood and ivory, this book offers a view of an imposing collection of arts from across the Muslim world. A series of thematic chapters provide cultural context. This is followed by an exploration of the selected works of art in detail. - Poids : 601g - Genre : Monographie Histoire de l'art Essais Dictionnaires. Nº de ref. de la librería N9780714124285
Descripción British Museum Press, 2005. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0714124281