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Palace and Mosque By Tim Stanley

Palace and Mosque

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This book skillfully traces the main currents of Islamic art, focusing in detail on some of its great masterpieces and the technical skill that created them. In doing so, it distills a rich and vibrant culture and will be of value to those interested in the glories of the Islamic world.

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Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East by Tim Stanley

The arts of Islam, a great and ancient culture, are presented here in all their astonishing richness and diversity, through the V&A's magnificent collections. From the Middle East came the earliest astrological clocks, the finest ceramics and lustreware, the development of calligraphy and Arabic scripts, and the intricate skills of carpet-weaving, among many other profoundly significant cultural developments. This cradle of empires was also a vibrant commercial centre, exporting raw materials, skills and techniques to surrounding lands, and spreading its web of influence from Southern Spain to Northern India. This book skilfully traces the main currents of Islamic art, focusing in detail on some of its great masterpieces and the technical skill that created them, illustrated with fine examples from the collections of the V&A. In doing so, it distills a rich and vibrant culture, and will be of lasting value to all those interested in the glories of the Islamic world.

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About Tim Stanley


Tim Stanley is Senior Curator of the Middle Eastern collections at the V&A with particular interest in the field of Islamic art. He first visited the Middle East thirty years ago and he subsequently trained as a historian of the Ottoman empire at the universities of Manchester, Istanbul, Oxford and Sofia. Work on illuminated Ottoman documents introduced him to the field of Islamic Art and he has worked as an editor, curator and writer on many aspects of the subject, especially the history of manuscripts and Islamic lacquer. He is co-author of Lacquer of the Islamic Lands (1996) and The Decorated Word (1999).

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GOR005405614
Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East by Tim Stanley
Tim Stanley
Used - Very Good
Hardback
V & A Publishing
2004-09-06
144
1851774300
9781851774302
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