Design and Decoration in the Service of Faith
By (author) Henri Stierlin
Islamic Architecture by Henri Stierlin
Book DescriptionSince its establishment in the seventh century, Islam has inspired glorious architecture, from magnificent domes and hypostyle halls to towering minarets, spectacular muqarnas ceilings and dazzling tiled decorations. Here, architectural historian Henri Stierlin explains the thousand and one forms of Islamic buildings by underlining the constants and the infinite variations of an artform whose energy and monumental vision have lasted over a millennium.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500301203
(177mm x 125mm x mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Henri Stierlin
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Persian art and architecture have a rich heritage that stretches far beyond the borders of modern-day Iran, from the Abbasid monuments of Baghdad to the splendid Timurid buildings of Samarqand and Bukhara. This book follows a historical path across the Iranian world and examines the artistic legacies of great rulers and their dynasties.
Islamic Art and Architecture, Hardback (November 2002)» View all books by Henri Stierlin
This album of the greatest Islamic art and architecture of Iran and India explores and celebrates cities from Tabriz to Khiva, Lahore to Sikandra. It offers a key to understanding the immense heritage left by hundreds of architects, landscape gardeners, calligraphers, miniaturists and weavers.
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Author Biography - Henri Stierlin
Henri Stierlin is a renowned French architectural historian. Among his other books are two titles in Thames & Hudson's Unfolding History series, Castles, Fortresses and Citadels and Great Monuments of the Ancient World, and the large-format Islamic Art and Architecture: From Isfahan to the Taj Mahal, also published by Thames & Hudson.
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