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Migeon, Gaston

Art of Islam

Art of Islam

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Islamic art is not the art of a nation or of a people, but that of a religion: Islam. Spreading from the Arabian Peninsula, the proselyte believers conquered, in a few centuries, a territory spreading from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Multicultural and multi-ethnical, this polymorphic and highly spiritual art, in which all representation of Man and God were prohibited, developed canons and various motives of great decorative value. Thorough and inventive, these artists expressed their beliefs by creating monumental masterpieces such as the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, the Taj Mahal in Agra and the Alhambra in Granada, architectural works in which one recognises the stylisation of motives of the Muslim ceramics. Lively and coloured, Islamic art mirrors the richness of these people whose common denominator was the belief in one singular truth: the absolute necessity of creating works whose beauty equaled their respect for God.

Keywords: Islam, Islamische Kunst, Muslimisch, Architektur, Bildende Kunst, Skulptur, Keramik, Religion, Religiös, Islam, Islamic Art, Historic, The Middle East, Africa, Spain, Iran, Persia, Mosques, Religious, Egypt, Islam, Art islamique, Musulman, Architecture, Arts appliqués, Sculpture, Céramique, Verre, Tissus, Religieux, Islam, Arte islamico, Historico, Oriente Medio, Africa, España, Iran, Persia, Mezquita, Religioso, Islam, Islamische Kunst, Muslimisch, Architektur, Bildende Kunst, Skulptur, Keramik, Religion, Religiös

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Publisher
Parkstone International
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Temporis
Page amount
256 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781783107681
Printed ISBN
9781844846580

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