A comprehensive survey that brilliantly captures the essence of Islamic culture.
Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair
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'Will revive the wanderlust, even of those who have "been everywhere, seen everything".' (New York Times Book Review)
'This is a wonderful new contribution, it reflects current scholarship in a easy to read way and demystifies Islamic art.' (Catherine Asher, Department of Art History, University of Minnesota)
'Islamic Arts is a visual as well as an intellectual treat, a successful collaboration of the best contemporary authors and the best contemporary design.' (Walter B Denny, Department of Art History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
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