Islamic Art

Islamic Art


  • Adventures of Hamza: Painting and Storytelling In Mughal India

    By John Seyller

    Our Price: $45.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781898592235
    • Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
    • Published: June 2002
  • Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain

    By Jerrilynn Dodds

    Our Price: $55.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810964136
    • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
    • Published: May 1992
    An exceptionally sweeping study of the diverse art forms and unmistakable architectural style that emerged during the Islamic rule of Spain (711-1492). Spanish and American scholars have worked together to present thishuge assortment of treasures-- intricate ivory sculptures, metalwork, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, precision instruments, and more--along with a thorough look at the architecture of the age, featuring numerousmosques and palaces, including the famed Alhambra, complete with plans and drawings. 325 illus., 300 in color. 480p
  • The Arab Contribution to Islamic Art: From the Seventh to the Fifteenth Centuries

    By Wijdan Ali

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789774244766
    • Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
    • Published: December 1999
  • The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800

    By Sheila S. Blair

    Our Price: $22.50
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300064650
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: September 1996
  • The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul

    By Richard Yeomans

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781859642245
    • Publisher: Garnet Publishing
    • Published: October 2010
    An oversized hardback, this book is simultaneously an art book and a guide to Ottoman sites of historical interest in the city of Istanbul. It is more successful at the second than the first; while the photographs are abundant and well-reproduced, they are quite small and mostly distance views of architecturally significant buildings. The informative text has a level of detail appropriate for serious students of the city or Ottoman art and art history, in an accessible format. The overall effect is of a tour led by a guide with a deep knowledge of the city's artistic and political history. The author takes us from building to building, and within buildings, from room to room, mixing discussions of court history with details of ornamental style. The book is short on social history or cultural context, but contains a glossary of terms and a select bibliography. It will be of interest to general readers with a significant passion for its particular subject. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing (IPM). Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
  • Art of Islam

    By Carel J. Du Ry

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780810980143
    • Publisher: HARRY N ABRAMS INC
    • Published: March 1976
    All aspects of Islamic art are carefully surveyed within an historical framework in this well-illustrated study
  • Arts and Crafts of the Swat Valley : Living Traditions In the Hindukush

    By Johannes Kalter

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780500973844
    • Publisher: THAMES AND HUDSON
    • Published: April 1991
  • Byzantium and Islam : Age of Transition 7th - 9th Century

    By Helen C. Evans

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300179507
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
    • Published: April 2012
    This magnificent volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the 7th to the 9th century, At the beginning of the 7th century, the Empire’s southern provinces, the vibrant, diverse areas of North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean, were at the crossroads of exchanges reaching from Spain to China. These regions experienced historic upheavals when their Christian and Jewish communities encountered the emerging Islamic world, and by the 9th century, an unprecedented cross-fertilization of cultures had taken place. This extraordinary age is brought vividly to life in insightful contributions by leading international scholars, accompanied by sumptuous illustrations of the period’s most notable arts and artifacts. Resplendent images of authority, religion and trade – embodied in precious metals, brilliant textiles, fine ivories, elaborate mosaics, manuscripts, and icons, many of them never before published – highlight the dynamic dialogue between the rich array of Byzantine styles and the newly forming Islamic aesthetic. Published on the occasion of the exhibition @The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 0 3/12/12-07’08/12. Illus., 470 in color. 384p.
  • Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain

    By Heather Ecker

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780295984216
    • Publisher: FREER GALLERY OF ART and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    • Published: July 2004
    Al-Andalus (Islamic Spain), like no other region of the Islamic world evokes a nostalgic perception of a lost paradise: For many, it provides a model of medieval cultural and religious tolerance, intellectual endeavor, and artistic excellence. Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain explores the magnificent artistic achievements of al-Andalus from the seventh to fifteenth centuries, and its lasting influence on European Christiandom and Jewry.Caliphs and Kings celebrates the centenary anniversary of The Hispanic Society of America, a unique institution dedicated to the study of the cultural and artistic traditions of Spain. For the first time, the splendid Islamic collections of the society, rarely made available to the public, have been assembled into a single exhibition and volume, supplemented with a small number of objects from the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. Caliphs and Kings provides a window into Islamic empire of the west, and its place in Spanish art and history.
  • Ceramics from Islamic Lands

    By Oliver Watson

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780500976340
    • Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON
    • Published: February 2006
    "This splendid catalog serves as the most current and magnificently illustrated introduction to Islamic ceramics now available. Essential."ChoiceIslamic potterythe fine ceramics made in the lands of Islam, from the Arab world and Turkey through Iran and into Central Asiais one of the hidden treasures of world ceramics. It has often been overshadowed by the ceramic legacy of China and Europe, yet it cedes nothing to these great traditions in technical inventiveness and beauty of design. Through close trading links and cultural interchange, Islamic potters have played a crucial role in the development of these other ceramic cultures.A catalogue of the al-Sabah collection in Kuwaitone of the few truly great collections in private handsthis richly illustrated volume presents a comprehensive history of ceramics from Islamic lands and portrays the unfolding story of Islamic pottery over its thousand-year history. Over four hundred pieces are described, providing both an examination of individual items and an overall history of the subject. Clear and informative introductory essays cover the study and collecting of Islamic pottery over the past hundred years, and trace its technical and chronological history, from the first fine wares made in the eighth century to the destructive impact of European industrialization in the nineteenth century. The individual objects, illustrated with some nine hundred color pictures, are grouped by type and geographically. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title. 921 color illustrations.
  • Design and Color In Islamic Architecture

    By Michael Barry

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780865659759
    • Publisher: VENDOME PRESS
    • Published: September 1996
    This highly unusual book gathers together the largest collection of photographs ever published of the astonishing tiled domes, minarets and walls of Islamic Asia.Michael Barry's text draws on a wealth of historical, technical and iconographic information to illuminate the history and meaning of these remarkable decorations. He traces the history of Islamic architectural tiles from their first major appearance at the end of the twelfth century as a means of protection from the weather, through their apogee in the fifteenth century which saw them perhaps at their most ornate, right up to the present day when Herat's tilemasters still perpetuate the finest medieval traditions.Beginning with a highly evocative traveller's impression of modern Afghanistan, the text combines profound historical knowledge with insight into the technical innovations that shaped the course of tile decoration in medieval Islam. In addition, in order to explore the symbolism behind the seven colors Michael Barry turns to one of the greatest medieval Persian-language poets, Nezami of Ganjeh, and his verse romance The Brides of the Seven Climes. He translates this series of tales, which are as charming and gripping as any in the Thousand and One Nights, and in his commentary provides a fascinating glimpse of the philosophical, literary and religious context for Nezami's work.
  • Die Islamische und Indische Malerei

    By Jean-Jacques Leveque

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789112013658
    • Publisher: Editions Recontre Lausanne
    • Published: 1968
    Text is in German.
  • Figurative Art In Medieval Islam: And the Riddle of Bihzad of Herat (1465-1535)

    By Michael Barry

    Our Price: $57.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9782080304216
    • Publisher: FLAMMARION
    • Published: May 2005
    This illuminating work decodes the symbolism and allegorical system of Islamic figurative painting from the 14th to 17th centuries. The author focuses his unprecedentedstudy around the work of Bihzad, a figurative manuscript illustrator born in the 15th century in the Kingdom of Herat (now in Afghanistan) who gained epic renown as the master of the Persian miniature, & whose style was replicated by all manuscript illustrators for the sultans of Istanbul, Isfahan and Delhi. Chronology of the Islamic Empire (622-1722 AD), Bibliography, Index. Illus., 200 in color. 408p.
  • The Formation of Islamic Art (Revised and Enlarged Edition)

    By Oleg Grabar

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300040463
    • Published: September 1987
  • The Gift Tradition in Islamic Art

    By Linda Komaroff

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300184358
    • Publisher: Other Distribution
    • Published: September 2012
    The offering of gifts is a practice nearly as ancient and widespread as human culture itself. At courts throughout the Islamic world, the exchange of lavish gifts and endowments intimately linked art with diplomacy and royal ambitions, religion, and personal relationships. This beautifully illustrated book explores the complex interplay between artistic production and gift-based patronage by discussing works of great aesthetic refinement that were either commissioned or repurposed as gifts. By tracing the unique histories of certain artworks, the author reveals how the exchange of luxury objects was central to the circulation, emulation, and assimilation of artistic forms both within and beyond the Islamic world. The catalogue features seventy illustrations of artworks from the 8th to the 20th century. These include some of the most beautiful and least-known objects from the Islamic world, such as jewelry, armor and weaponry, enormous and ornate carpets, and illustrated copies of the Qur'an.