L’Art Arabe.

Gayet, Albert.

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Book ID: 807

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8vo. 316 pp., [1], half-title within decorated Islamic designs, 165 Islamic figures in text, errata, original gilt-blocked cloth, title gilt spine & decorated cover, copy in very good condition, Acienne Maison Quantin, Paris, first edition, 1893.

Synopsis

An academic study discussing various aspects of Islamic art. The author traces the Arab art as early as the appearance of Islam in Arabia, the Ka’abah as a holy site, the primitive form of the mosque, than he discusses Arab art under the Caliphates of Damascus and Baghdad, and how Islamic architecture and the formation of the ornamental styles develops. Gayet also discusses Arab art under the Fatimid Caliphs, the beginning of the Crusade period, the architecture under Baharite Sultans, the role of animated figures in Arab art, and how architecture developed at later periods. The last part of this work discusses Arab art in wood, glass, rugs, metal, calligraphy, and bronzes. [Creswell 62].

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