Art of Islam Language and Meaning – Commerative Edition


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Author: Titus Burckhardt
Publisher: World Wisdom
Year: 2009
Pages: 248
Printed: USA
ISBN: 978-1-933316-65-9
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: New
Weight: 720gr.
Description from the publisher: This classic book has been called “the definitive work on Islamic art as far as the meaning and spiritual significance of this art are concerned,” and is considered one of most important in-depth studies of the subject ever conceived. Titus Burckhardt was one of the most widely respected authorities on Islamic art for both the eye of the artist that he brought to the subject as well as his profound understanding of Islamic doctrine and cosmology, which are clearly represented in the arts of this tradition. This revised, commemorative edition features over 350 color and black and white illustrations (285 of which are new) and includes a new “Introduction” by another acknowledged master of the subject, Jean-Louis Michon. The book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Prologue: The Ka‘ba, (2) The Birth of Islamic Art, (3) The Question of Images, (4) The Common Language of Islamic Art, (5) Art and Liturgy, (6) The Art of Sedentaries and Nomadic Art, (7) Synthesis, and (8) The City.

Weight .75 kg