This richly illustrated book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture during a time that witnessed the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar's original text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated, and many new illustrations have been added."Including all media, and the entire territory from Spain to Central Asia, this book is the indispensable point of departure for the study of early Islamic art."-Choice; "This is the second edition of what is probably the standard reference work on Islamic art and architecture. . . . It is difficult to do justice to this magnificent volume in a short review. It is an authoritative, highly readable, and beautifully produced work that should please specialists and educated readers alike."-Library Journal
Author Biography: Oleg Grabar is Professor Emeritus of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Marilyn Jenkins-Madina is Research Curator of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. They were both long-time colleagues of Richard Ettinghausen, who was professor of Islamic Art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and Consultative Chairman of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until his death in 1979.
Selected by Choice as a 2003 Outstanding Academic Title; The Yale University Press Pelican History of Art Series
From the Dome of the Rock to a pair of gold earrings, all manner of art is explored in a new edition of Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250, which surveys works from Spain, Northern Africa and the Middle East. With new illustrations and an expanded text by the late New York University Institute of Fine Arts professor Richard Ettinghausen, Princeton University Institute for Advanced Studies history professor Oleg Grabar and Metropolitan Museum of Art Islamic art curator Marilyn Jenkins-Madina, the book traces the growth of art centers in Muslim lands and examines buildings, textiles, books, ceramics and other forms. (Mar. 13) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.