ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE

FROM ISFAHAN TO THE TAJ MAHAL

Stierlin, Heni

Thames And Hudson

2002

ISBN: 9780500511008

Language: English

Category: Art and architecture of islam

From Isfahan through Samarqand to the Taj Mahal, the luxurious "Persian style" took Islamic art to new aesdthetic heights. in this superbly crafted survey, Henri Stierlin discusses the vast scope of Islamic architecture and architectural decoration from the frontiers of Iran to the heart of India and places it withinits historical context, while copious photographs of Islam's monuments, ceramics, miniatures and carpets enable us to use art as a book is given over to an in-depth presentation of nine great masterpieces of Islamic architecture,incluiding the Friday Mosque of Isfahan, the Registan in Samarqand, the abandoned Mughal city of Fatepur Sikri and Agra's miraculous Taj Mahal. Written in a lively and accesible style, thios magnificently illustrated book shows us not only the range but also the amazing skill and visrtuosity of the Islamic Architec. With its clear yet thoroughly comprhensive coverage of this inmense subject, it is sn indispensable overview of one of civilization's mostresplendent artistic traditions.

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