The Formation of Islamic Art

This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light.

The Formation of Islamic Art

This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light. In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar develops alternate models for the formation of Islamic art, tightens its chronology, and discusses its implications for the contemporary art of the Muslim world. Reviews of the first edition: "Grabar examines the possible ramifications of sociological, economic, historical, psychological, ecological, and archaeological influences upon the art of Islam. . . [He] explains that Islamic art is woven from the threads of an Eastern, Oriental tradition and the hardy, surviving strands of Classical style, and [he] illustrates this web by means of a variety of convincing and well-chosen examples."--Art Bulletin "A book of absorbing interest and immense erudition. . . All Islamic archaeologists and scholars will thank Professor Grabar for a profound and original study of an immense and complex field, which may provoke controversy but must impress by its mastery and charm by its modesty."--Times Literary Supplement "Oleg Grabar, in this book of exceptional subtlety and taste, surveys and extends his own important contributions to the study of early Islamic art history and works out an original and imaginative approach to the elusive and complex problems of understanding Islamic art."--American Historical Review

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The Formation of Islamic Art
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Oleg Grabar
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light. In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar develops alternate models for the formation of Islamic art, tightens its chronology, and discusses
The Formation of Islamic Art
Language: en
Pages: 233
Authors: Oleg Grabar
Categories: Islamic art
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973 - Publisher:

This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light. In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar develops alternate models for the formation of Islamic, art tightens its chronology, and discusses
The Formation of Islamic Art
Language: en
Pages: 233
Authors: Oleg Grabar
Categories: Art, Islamic
Type: BOOK - Published: 1973-01-01 - Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press

"Oleg Grabar, in this book of exceptional subtlety and taste, surveys and extends his own important contributions to the study of early Islamic art history and works out an original and imaginative approach to the elusive and complex problems of understanding Islamic art. ... He has given us a stunning
Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Art and Architecture Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-07-11 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This richly illustrated book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, a time of the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar’s original
Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture
Language: en
Pages: 395
Authors: Gülru Neci̇poğlu, Julia Bailey
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: BRILL

"Muqarnas" is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. In "Muqarnas" articles are being published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.