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ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION
Title:
ART AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE ISLAMIC TRADITION. AESTHETICS, POLITICS AND DESIRE IN EARLY ISLAM
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Author:
HAMDOUNI ALAMI, MOHAMMED
publisher:
IB TAURIS AND CO.
year of publication:
2011
subject
Islamic art and architecture
ISBN:
978-1-78076-561-7
pages:
290
binding:
PAPERBACK

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book description

Mohammed Hamdouni Alami argues that Islamic art has historically been excluded from Western notions of art; that the Western aesthetic tradition s preoccupation with the human body has meant that Islamic and Western art being perceived as inherently at odds. However, the move away from this anthropomorphic aesthetic in Western art movements, such as modern abstract and constructivist painting, have presented the opportunity for new ways of viewing and evaluating Islamic art and architecture...

What is art in the sense of the Islamic tradition? Mohammed Hamdouni Alami argues that Islamic art has historically been excluded from Western notions of art; that the Western aesthetic tradition s preoccupation with the human body has meant that Islamic and Western art being perceived as inherently at odds. However, the move away from this anthropomorphic aesthetic in Western art movements, such as modern abstract and constructivist painting, have presented the opportunity for new ways of viewing and evaluating Islamic art and architecture...

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