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Art Of Islam

Language and Meaning
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World Wisdom
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March, 2009
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9781933316659
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Known as an expert on Islam, Sufism, and Islamic arts and crafts, Titus Burckhardt presents in-depth analyses of seminal examples of Islamic architecture, from Spain and Morocco to Persia and India. He examines Koranic calligraphy and illumination, arabesque, carpets and rugs, Persian miniatures, and much more while making illuminating comparisons with Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist art. Magnificently illustrated in colour, this masterpiece is presented in a revised, commemorative edition containing 285 new illustrations and a new Introduction.

The study of Islamic art, or any other sacred art, can lead, when it is undertaken with a certain open-mindedness, to a more or less profound understanding of the spiritual realities that lie at the root of a whole cosmic and human world.

“[This is] the definitive work on Islamic art as far as the meaning and spiritual significance of this art are concerned.... Burckhardt brings together a lifetime of outward and inward experience to produce a peerless work, one in which Islamic art is at last revealed to be what it really is, namely the earthly crystallization of the spirit of the Islamic revelation as well as a reflection of the heavenly realities on earth.” —Seyyed Hossein Nasr, author of The Garden of Truth: The Vision and Promise of Sufism

Titus Burckhardt’s writings showed remarkable scope. He wrote on pure metaphysics, on tradition and modern science, on sacred art, on history and political science, and on various other aspects of traditional civilizations. Burckhardt was also a translator (from Arabic into French), an editor and publisher, and a respected consultant on restoring traditional cities to their former beautiful states.

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Known as an expert on Islam, Sufism, and Islamic arts & crafts, Burckhardt presents in-depth analyses of seminal examples of Islamic architecture, from Spain and Morocco to Persia and India. He examines Koranic calligraphy and illumination, arabesque, carpets and rugs, Persian miniatures, and much more while making illuminating comparisons with Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist art. Beautifully illustrated in color, this masterpiece is presented in a revised, commemorative edition containing 285 new illustrations and a new Introduction.

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