Experience desert-dwelling at its most vibrant! From the essential features of a mosque to a wide assemblage of colorful edifices designed to offset monochromatic and infertile landscapes, Islamic art encompasses an impressive scope of mediums and styles. Some traditions mirror regional tastes that span from Spain and Morocco in the West to Central Asia and India in the East, still others connote the trademark aptness of color, shape, and pattern for which Islamic art is universally known.
Let "Islamic Art: A Survey" start you on the road to appreciating the complexity of Islamic imagery. Investigate the Qu'ran's (Koran's) ideological and decorative influence–from moral codes to the absence of sculpture and the silhouetting of characters on murals or illustrated stories with Biblical and prophetic themes. This astonishingly eclectic monograph has it all! The pottery, calligraphy, and metalwork represent benchmark achievements that will blow your mind! Perfect as a rainy day read to enliven your senses and whet your appetite for intriguing and stimulating knowledge.