Museographs The Art of Islam: A Survey

Museographs The Art of Islam: A Survey

by Caron Caswell Lazar

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Experience desert-dwelling at its most vibrant! From the essential features of a mosque to a wide assemblage of colorful edifices designed to offset monochromatic and infertile landscapes, Islamic art encompasses an impressive scope of mediums and styles. Some traditions mirror regional tastes that span from Spain and Morocco in the West to Central Asia and India in the East, still others connote the trademark aptness of color, shape, and pattern for which Islamic art is universally known.

Let "Islamic Art: A Survey" start you on the road to appreciating the complexity of Islamic imagery. Investigate the Qu'ran's (Koran's) ideological and decorative influence--from moral codes to the absence of sculpture and the silhouetting of characters on murals or illustrated stories with Biblical and prophetic themes. This astonishingly eclectic monograph has it all! The pottery, calligraphy, and metalwork represent benchmark achievements that will blow your mind! Perfect as a rainy day read to enliven your senses and whet your appetite for intriguing and stimulating knowledge.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014726634
Publication date: 05/31/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 7 MB

About the Author

Carôn Caswell Lazar began her career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. During her career she has studied art; taught art, art history and history; created art; sold art; helped to plan and build two repositories for art; written art programs; published art; and designed art catalogues and installations. She taught interdisciplinary studies accredited in the International Baccalaureate program and was part of the 1977 team for IB program development. Carôn taught both middle and high school at Daycroft, a private co-educational boarding school in Greenwich, CT. A student of and intern to Dr. Joseph Campbell, she has traveled, studied and lived extensively in the third world focusing on art, culture, mythologies and religion. She is the author of books and CDs on Character through Art, Classics and Culture as well as Museographs, a monographic series focusing on world culture and history. Mrs. Lazar is a frequent speaker, seminar and workshop leader and continues to write and teach about the world and the people who make it what it is.

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