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Islamic arts
Jonathan (Jonathan M.) Bloom
Sheila Blair
“Islamic Art” is a tricky label. While it does refer to art created and used in Muslim rituals and practices, it also encompasses a wide range of art that has no religious significance, but is made by and for people who once lived, or who now live, in Muslim-majority societies. This survey of Islamic Arts is an excellent introduction and overview of the subject, covering twelve centuries and a wide range of artistic and architectural genres and styles. Filled with beautiful color images and very readable text, this book could even serve as a fine introduction to the broad sweep of Islamic culture and history.
Call Number: 
704.9489 Blo