Art of Islam: Language and Meaning

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World Wisdom, Inc, 2009 - 239 pages
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Known as an expert on Islam, Sufism, and Islamic arts & crafts, Burckhardt presents in-depth analyses of seminal examples of Islamic architecture, from Spain and Morocco to Persia and India. He examines Koranic calligraphy and illumination, arabesque, carpets and rugs, Persian miniatures, and much more while making illuminating comparisons with Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist art. Beautifully illustrated in color, this masterpiece is presented in a revised, commemorative edition containing 285 new illustrations and a new Introduction.
 

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The Birth of Islamic Art
7
The Question of Images
29
The Common Language of Islamic Art
43
Art and Liturgy
87
The Art of Sedentaries and Nomadic Art
107
Synthesis
125
The City
199
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Eminent Swiss metaphysician and scholar Dr. Titus Burckhardt was devoted to studies in art, art history, and oriental languages, and embarked upon journeys through North Africa and the Near East. In addition to writing books in German, he translated many important works from their original Arabic.

Michon is a French scholar who specialized in Islam in North America, Islamic art, and Sufism. He has participated in several UNESCO projects on Islamic art and is the author of many works on sufism and art.

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