Islamic culture stems from a way of life which was nomadic. Its art reflects an awareness that the world is impermanent; thus favouring concise thought and abstract expression. The purity of Arabic calligraphy lies in disciplined restraint. Islam’s decorative style abounds in colour and geometric pattern. Above all, Islamic creativity is revealed in religious architecture, and the interior and exterior furnishings of tombs and mosques.
This unfolds the history and beliefs of Islam through carefully selected works of art, accompanied by clear and comprehensive text. By studying the 30 images in this 66 page document, students can become familiar with the historic background within which the religion has evolved. Click here for a PREVIEW.
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