Figurative art in medieval Islam and the riddle of Bihzâd of Herât (1465-1535)

By Barry, Michael & Barry, Mike & Welch, Stuart Cary

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ISBN
978-2-08030-421-6
Publisher
Paris : Flammarion ; c2004.


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Reviewed on September 15, 2005

This volume examines the existence of figurative art in Islam, an art form accepted in Persia, Mughal India, and Afghanistan that contradicts the strict injunctions against human representation by Islam (lest it encourage idolatry). Barry (lecturer, Near Eastern studies, Princeton Univ.) discusses the Greek, Arabic, and Persian preludes to this art, citing informative quotations in original works and their translations. He then examines the...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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