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Embracing a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand - a world authority on Islamic art and architecture - has written an unrivalled new synthesis of the arts of Islamic civilization. From the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the survival of the Ottoman Empire well into the modern age, Hillenbrand traces the evolution of an extraordinary range of art forms, including architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, glassware, textiles and metalwork. Complete with maps and glossary, this is an accessible and definitive guide to the arts of a vastly accomplished civilization.
|Publication date:||25th January 1999|
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson Ltd|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||History of art / art & design styles, Architecture,|
Robert Hillenbrand is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh University. He is the author of over a hundred publications and an acknowledged world authority on Islamic art and architecture.More About Robert Hillenbrand