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The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250?1800 (Paperback, New Ed): Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom

The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250?1800 (Paperback, New Ed)

Sheila S. Blair, Jonathan M. Bloom

Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series

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In this sequel to the immensely popular Art and Architecture of Islam 650-1250, some of the best known masterpieces of Islamic architecture are studied - the Taj Mahal and the Alhambra for example - alongside unusual figurative paintings, delicately wrought crafts and many other jewels. The growing diversity of styles during this period was due to the demise of an omnipotent caliph and the rise of regional rulers. The results are richly illustrated here, alongside a scholarly and well reasoned history. (Kirkus UK)
Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art-the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, and the Tahmasp Shahnama-were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early thirteenth century to the advent of European colonial rule in the nineteenth. This beautiful book surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era. Conceived as a sequel to The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650-1250, by Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar, the book follows the general format of the first volume, with chronological and regional divisions and architecture treated separately from the other arts. The authors describe over two hundred works of Islamic art of this period and also investigate broader social and economic contexts, considering such topics as function, patronage, and meaning. They discuss, for example, how the universal caliphs of the first six centuries gave way to regional rulers and how, in this new world order, Iranian forms, techniques, and motifs played a dominant role in the artistic life of most of the Muslim world; the one exception was the Maghrib, an area protected from the full brunt of the Mongol invasions, where traditional models continued to inspire artists and patrons. By the sixteenth century, say the authors, the eastern Mediterranean under the Ottomans and the area of northern India under the Mughals had become more powerful, and the Iranian models of early Ottoman and Mughal art gradually gave way to distinct regional and imperial styles. The authors conclude with a provocative essay on the varied legacies of Islamic art in Europe and the Islamic lands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

General

Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
Release date: September 1996
First published: September 1996
Authors: Sheila S. Blair • Jonathan M. Bloom
Dimensions: 251 x 196 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-06465-0
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Religious buildings
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Islamic studies
Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Art treatments & subjects > Iconography, subjects depicted in art > Religious subjects depicted in art
LSN: 0-300-06465-9
Barcode: 9780300064650

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