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Islamic Art and Architecture

by Robert Hillenbrand

Part of the World of Art Series

Islamic Art and Architecture Synopsis

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.

Islamic Art and Architecture Press Reviews

'Hillenbrand brings a fresh viewpoint to old and standard concepts ... an interesting and refreshing work' - Times Higher Education Supplement

Book Information

ISBN: 9780500203057
Publication date: 25th January 1999
Author: Robert Hillenbrand
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 288 pages
Categories: History of art / art & design styles, Architecture,

About Robert Hillenbrand

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.

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