The Minaret

17 avril 2018|
The Minaret de Jonathan M. Bloom
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This beautifully illustrated history depicts the origin and development of the most visible element of Islamic architecture: the minaret. The argument is iconoclastic - that the minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to prayer, was actually invented some two centuries later to be a universal symbol of the presence of Islam. Originally published in 1989, this new edition has been thoroughly revised, expanded and generously illustrated in colour, substantially broadening both the chronological and geographical scope. Coverage spans from early Islam to the modern world, and from Iran, Egypt, Turkey and India to West and East Africa, the Yemen and Southeast Asia, in a sweeping tour of the minaret''s position as the symbol of Islam.
Jonathan M. Bloom is the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of fifteen books and hundreds of articles on all aspects of Islamic art and architecture, including the art of the Fatimid dynasty, and the history of paper. He and his wife and colleague Sheila Blair edited the prize-winning 3-volume Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and...
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Titre :The Minaret
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :416 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.68 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :416 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.68 po
Publié le :17 avril 2018
Publié par :Edinburgh University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781474437226

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