Art of Islam, Language and Meaning: Commemorative Edition

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10 thoughts on “Art of Islam, Language and Meaning: Commemorative Edition

  1. Shamim Shamim says:

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  2. صفية صفية says:

    There isn t any treatise about Islam art equivalent to what Burckhardt wrote in this book It s not some well known vulgar treatise full of essence emptied figures and words, that impoverishes art and squeeze it in a purely materialistic comprehension Far than this what Burckhardt tries to explain in his essay is the power of sacred arts in enclosing different influences and synthesizing them into one objet d art be it architecture, calligraphy, ornaments, rugs, Starting by analyzing the K There isn t any treatise about Islam art equivalent to what Burckhardt wrote in this book It s not some well known vulgar treatise full of essence emptied figures and words, that impoverishes art and squeeze it in a purely materialistic comprehension Far than this what Burckhardt tries to explain in his essay is the power of sacred arts in enclosing different influences and synthesizing them into one objet d art be it architecture, calligraphy, ornaments, rugs, Starting by analyzing the Kaaba as the first shrine to be built on earth, Titus tries to anchor the reader in a full consciousness of the Islamic values which are narrowly linked to the Abrahamic revelation that gave birth to its own art Tracking the Muslim empires history from the very beginning to the Umeyyads, and to the ottoman empire afterwards Obviously, and this is my own personal point of view, the sacred arts fall started way earlier than the fall of the Ottoman empire The deviation I believe had been prevalent during the Umeyyads empire, and according to one of my Professors, it is particularly identified in one of the buildings of Qu air Amra, where, art instead of using the flourishing abstract art, went back to the pagan practices and drew figures as the use of Images is prohibited in Islam, where aniconism is at its best A differentiation that Titus had made between Arab art and Islamic art, makes things even clearer for those still confusing the two, the latter is related to the essence of sacred art, whilst the first is let s say is a product of some sort of ethnical group It should be known that Islam art is abstract not as the contemporary artists define it, but is abstract from any figure however rich of symbols, which could be considered to some extent as a universal language pattern Vine ornaments that are well rooted in different primordial civilizations and share the same meaningand even common to both sedentary and nomadic peoples The example of calligraphy and its different styles Kufic, Naskh, Ruqaa, Diwani, as a verbal and mental arabesque Titus implicitly justifies that the genius of Islam was to interpellate the human kind as two distinct groups Nomads who are dynamic, and sedentary people, who are static Islam in its course tried to establish some sort of equilibrium between the two states, that are complementary and represent something close to the Ying Yang principle La compl mentarit entre un mouvement spatial centrip te nomade et un autre centrifuge s dentaire There are a lot of precious explanations enfolded in these beautifully composed prose, related to poetry, calligraphy, artistic weapons, languages patterns Chinese as opposed to Arab , and so muchrelated to esoteric teachings in Islam put in practice.The book contains not less than 300 breathtaking pictures, andthan 50 high quality figures of sections and plans.This is without contest one of the best books I ve read this year quenched some of my curiosities , hopefully, that ll have enough time to read the rest of his works, and be back with a concise review.Highly recommended to Arts and Architecture students


  3. Wayfarer Wayfarer says:

    An insightful read on it s subject matter Art and Islam This book is perhaps one of those books which deserves a re read in order to befully appreciated and understood Any book which professes to discuss meaning needs ameaningful engagement whilst being read, sadly, on this particular read I was unable to devote such care and attention perhaps this is reflected in my four star rating Nevertheless my distracted read enabled me to take away much the author takes a thematic l An insightful read on it s subject matter Art and Islam This book is perhaps one of those books which deserves a re read in order to befully appreciated and understood Any book which professes to discuss meaning needs ameaningful engagement whilst being read, sadly, on this particular read I was unable to devote such care and attention perhaps this is reflected in my four star rating Nevertheless my distracted read enabled me to take away much the author takes a thematic look at aspects of what he describes as Islamic Sacred Art Elements of this Art are discussed and then the whole is brought together and explained in the manifestation of Islamic Architecture namely looking at key historic landmark Mosques and town planning in traditional Muslim cities Overall, I d say a recommended read for those interested in the subject matter for enthusiasts this is a key read in the subject area and will undoubtedly add much depth to their understanding


  4. Joseph Lumbard Joseph Lumbard says:

    This is a remarkable book I have owned it for almost 25 years Every time that I come back to it, I am once again amazed by the author s depth of understanding.


  5. Rima Rima says:

    I read this book 6 years ago And I ve been re reading some passages this year.


  6. Kelly PT Kelly PT says:

    Recomended to allthe people who wants to know about art ans Islam


  7. Sandra Sopian Sandra Sopian says:

    Saya lebih suka untuk menyebutnya sebagai alChemy, yang lainnya adalah cosmology meskipun itu adalah termasuk sains tradisional, tetapi masih mengandung sifat sifat ketuhanan dan aspek metafisisnya.Dia penulis buku ini menjelaskan di bagian sambutan, bagaimana kajian tentang seni Islam juga seni secara substansi, adalah begitu indah karena mempunyai Qualitas ketuhanan dapat menunjukan kepada sesuatu yang lebih atau sekurangnya pemahaman yang profound dari realtis spiritual yang terletak pa Saya lebih suka untuk menyebutnya sebagai alChemy, yang lainnya adalah cosmology meskipun itu adalah termasuk sains tradisional, tetapi masih mengandung sifat sifat ketuhanan dan aspek metafisisnya.Dia penulis buku ini menjelaskan di bagian sambutan, bagaimana kajian tentang seni Islam juga seni secara substansi, adalah begitu indah karena mempunyai Qualitas ketuhanan dapat menunjukan kepada sesuatu yang lebih atau sekurangnya pemahaman yang profound dari realtis spiritual yang terletak pada akar dari keseluruhan kosmik dan dunia manusia realitas inilah yang menuntun kepada pengetahuan yang mendalam.Eh, sebenarnya saya sedang mau nulis apa Lupa


  8. Alvaroperezoso Alvaroperezoso says:

    It would have been a great book if he had omitted the last chapter His explanation of polygamy and woman oppression by which he justifies and endorses it is too much to bear.


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