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Description - Islamic Aesthetics by Oliver Leaman

Is there something unique about Islamic art? This book argues that there is not - that Islam does not play a leading role in the aesthetic judgements that we make about objects created in the Islamic world. Oliver Leaman challenges all these ideas, showing them to be misguided. Instead, he suggests that the sort of criteria we should apply to Islamic art are identical to the criteria applicable to art in general, and that the attempt to put Islamic art into a special category is a result of orientalism.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748617340
ISBN-10: 0748617345
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 21-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Oliver Leaman

Oliver Leaman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky. He has written and edited several books on philosophy.

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