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ISLAMIC ART CLOSE-UP. Reprint. Sheila R. Canby. British Museum Press, London, 2015. Original edition published 2005 as Islamic Art in Detail {Worldwide 66666}. 144 pp. with 136 col. ills. 22 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780714111896 In English.
Publisher's description: This text offers an introduction to and an exceptional view of an imposing collection of arts from across the Islamic world, highlighting outstanding examples of design, workmanship, and craft in paintings and manuscripts, calligraphy, metalwork, ceramics, jade, glass, wood, and ivory. The book opens with an explanation of the characteristics common to artistic creativity stretching back to the seventh century, from Spain to Indonesia. Works of superlative quality are then organized into chapters relating to central themes such as religion and belief, the supernatural and natural worlds, feasting, the hunt, war, music, and power.
Indexing: Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), Near and Middle East/Islamic Art (Traditional) — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 169263
Paperbound $21.99    

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