Middle Eastern Art
Alhambra Palace Blank Sketch Book
Alhambra Palace Blank Sketch Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786641585
Part of a series of exciting and luxurious Flame Tree Sketch Books Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. The thick paper stock makes them perfect for sketching and drawing. These are perfect for personal use and make a dazzling gift. This example features Alhambra Palace Tiles
Alhambra Palace Foiled Notebook
Alhambra Palace Foiled Notebook
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786641542
Part of a series of luxurious, handy Flame Tree pocket notebooks. Combining high-quality production with magnificent fine art, the covers are printed on foil in five colours, embossed, then foil stamped. And they're powerfully practical: a pocket at the back for receipts and scraps, two bookmarks and a solid magnetic side flap.
Allah's Automata: Artifacts of the Arabic-islamic Renaissance 800-1200
Allah's Automata
Artifacts of the Arabic-islamic Renaissance 800-1200
Paperback      ISBN: 3775741062
artifacts of the arab islamic renaissance 800 1200.

Ancient Ivory: Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
Ancient Ivory
Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
Hardcover      ISBN: 0500051917
Elephant ivory is a tactile, beautiful, and workable material. It can be made into many different forms and is the strongest material in the animal kingdom. It has been highly prized from the Paleolithic to the present day, and the impact on elephants has been severe—indeed, the Syrian elephant was hunted to extinction. Long ago, during the early first millennium bce—“The Age of Ivory
Anna Boghiguian
Anna Boghiguian
Paperback      ISBN: 3960980078
Arabic Hurufiyya: Art and Identity
Arabic Hurufiyya
Art and Identity
Paperback      ISBN: 8857231518
The history of a modern art movement in the Arab world called Hurufiya. Reinventing calligraphy and focusing on the formal elements of the Arabic letter, it is one of the most significant art movements that took place in the Arab world beginning in the fourteenth century and peaked again in the mid-twentieth century."
The Armenians: Art, Culture and Religion
The Armenians
Art, Culture and Religion
Paperback      ISBN: 1904832377
A new study of the Armenian people as seen through their art from the late 5th to the early 20th century.

The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800
The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800
Paperback      ISBN: 0300064659
Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art?the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, and the Tahmasp Shahnama?were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early thirteenth century to the advent of European colonial rule in the nineteenth. This beautiful book surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era. Conceived as a sequel to The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650-1250, by Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar, the book follows the general format of the first volume, with chronological and regional divisions and architecture treated separately from the other arts. The authors describe over two hundred works of Islamic art of this period and also investigate broader social and economic contexts, considering such topics as function, patronage, and meaning. They discuss, for example, how the universal caliphs of the first six centuries gave way to regional rulers and how, in this new world order, Iranian forms, techniques, and motifs played a dominant role in the artistic life of most of the Muslim world; the one exception was the Maghrib, an area protected from the full brunt of the Mongol invasions, where traditional models continued to inspire artists and patrons. By the sixteenth century, say the authors, the eastern Mediterranean under the Ottomans and the area of northern India under the Mughals had become more powerful, and the Iranian models of early Ottoman and Mughal art gradually gave way to distinct regional and imperial styles. The authors conclude with a provocative essay on the varied legacies of Islamic art in Europe and the Islamic lands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul
The Art and Architecture of Ottoman Istanbul
Hardcover      ISBN: 1859642241
An oversized hardback, this book is simultaneously an art book and a guide to Ottoman sites of historical interest in the city of Istanbul. It is more successful at the second than the first; while the photographs are abundant and well-reproduced, they are quite small and mostly distance views of architecturally significant buildings. The informative text has a level of detail appropriate for serious students of the city or Ottoman art and art history, in an accessible format. The overall effect is of a tour led by a guide with a deep knowledge of the city's artistic and political history. The author takes us from building to building, and within buildings, from room to room, mixing discussions of court history with details of ornamental style. The book is short on social history or cultural context, but contains a glossary of terms and a select bibliography. It will be of interest to general readers with a significant passion for its particular subject. Distributed by International Publishers Marketing (IPM). Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam
The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism
Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam
Hardcover      ISBN: 1848851685
Shi'i Islam has been the official religion of Iran from the Safavids (1501-1732) to the present day. The Shi'i world experience has provided a rich artistic tradition, encompassing painting, sculpture and the production of artifacts and performance, which has helped to embed Shi'i identity in Iran as part of its national narrative. In what areas of material culture has Iranian Shi'ism manifested itself through objects or buildings that are unique within the overall culture of Islam? To what extent is the art and architecture of Iran from the Safavid period onwards identifiably Shi'i? What does this say about the relationship of nation, state and faith in Iran? Here, leading experts trace the material heritage of Iranian Shi'ism within each of its political, religious and cultural dimensions. This book is published by I.B. Tauris in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation.