Islamic Art and Visual Culture : An Anthology of Sources, by Ruggles, D. Fairchild
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- ISBN: 9781405154024 | 1405154020
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 4/25/2011
Islamic Art and Visual Culture is a collection of primary sources in translation accompanied by clear and concise introductory essays that provide unique insights into the aesthetic and cultural history of one of the worldrs"s major religions. Collects essential translations from sources as diverse as the Qurrs"an, court chronicles, technical treatises on calligraphy and painting, imperial memoirs, and foreign travel accounts Includes clear and concise introductory essays Situates each text and explains the circumstances in which it was written--the date, place, author, and political conditions Provides a vivid window into Islamic visual culture and society An indispensable tool for teachers and students of art and visual culture