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Islamic civilization represents one of the richest and most prolific phases in the cultural history of humanity. Yet it did not generate serious and widespread interest in the West until the beginning of the twentieth century, when art historians and archaeologists began to analyze and evaluate it from their own point of view and according to their own esthetics. This book attempts to appraise the early periods of Islamic art within its own cultural framework and according to Islamic esthetics. It places the development of Islamic art during the early periods within its historical context and social and political environment. It emphasizes the role the Arabs played in the way they molded their culture with that of the conquered peoples and brought about Islamic civilization.
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Wijdan Ali is a painter and art historian. Her most recent publications are Modern Art in Jordan, What is Islamic Art?, and Modern Islamic Art: Development and Continuity.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR008339897
Book Description The American University in Cairo Press, 2000. Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # U9789774244766
Book Description The American University in Cairo Press, Cairo, 1999. HARD BACK. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Shelfworn. First.. 173pp. 120 colour plates, b&w illustrations and line drawings. Book. Seller Inventory # 18977