Islamic Art and Architecture

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Thames and Hudson, Jan 1, 1999 - Art - 288 pages
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Covering one thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, Robert Hillenbrand incorporates all the latest discoveries and interpretations in this authoritative guide to the arts of Islam. From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of Ottoman Istanbul; from the extraordinary virtuosity of Persian painting in the fifteenth century to the vivid ceramic tradition of Ottoman Iznik--Hillenbrand does justice to both the highlights and the ongoing evolution of the full range of Islamic arts. 220 illus., 80 in color.

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Very informative and it works just for professional researchers.
However the title does not match with the concept.
As a matter of fact the correct name could be:
Islam in Art and Architecture.

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this book is horrible,
the whole book is full of this kind of thing:
would you please move your gluteus maximus to the surface of that wooden chair please? thank you!
and all those frigging words could be simply explained with:" sit down"
ok heres the thing, to that mr.Robert Hillenbrand:
If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough”
its from your nerd mate:Albert Einstein
but the different is: hes super talented and you are super awkward.
 

About the author (1999)

Robert Hillenbrand, Professor of Islamic Art at Edinburgh University, is an acknowledged world expert on Islamic art and architecture.

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