Islamic Art and Architecture
From Isfahan to the Taj Mahal
By (author) Henri Stierlin
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Islamic Art and Architecture by Henri Stierlin
Book DescriptionFrom the frontiers of Iran to the heart of India, architects, landscape gardeners, calligraphers, miniaturists and weavers have made their mark on the Islamic tradition. Turquoise marble cupolas; arches adorned with flowers and arabesques; motionless basins reflecting the slender minarets in the form of glittering stalactites; scintillating enamels of floral bouquets - all of these components are an integral part of the luxury, refinement and spirituality that can be defined as 'Persian style'. Islamic Art and Architecture explores and celebrates the cities of Islam, from Tabriz and Yazd to Kerman to Khiva, from Lahore to Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra. Henri Stierlin offers a key to an intimate understanding of this immense heritage in a thorough text closely allied to crisp, full-colour illustrations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780500511008
(355mm x 254mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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.
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Author Biography - Henri Stierlin
Henri Stierlin is a renowned historian of Islamic art and architecture, and has published widely on the subject.
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