This illustrated book provides an overview of Islamic art and architecture during a time that witnessed 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 text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated, and many new illustrations have been added.
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Selected by Choice as a 2003 Outstanding Academic Title; The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art SeriesFrom the Back Cover:
"Including all media, and the entire territory from Spain to Central Asia, this book is the indispensable point of departure for the study of early Islamic art."-Choice; "This is the second edition of what is probably the standard reference work on Islamic art and architecture. . . . It is difficult to do justice to this magnificent volume in a short review. It is an authoritative, highly readable, and beautifully produced work that should please specialists and educated readers alike."-Library Journal
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