Arts and crafts of the islamic lands

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Arts & Crafts of the Islamic Lands: Principles Materials Practice by Khaled Azzam

Islamic arts and crafts do not belong to the past: artists and craftspeople in the Islamic tradition draw on their rich cultural heritage to inform and inspire their practice today. Created by The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, one of the world’s leading schools for the study of Eastern and Western crafts, this book combines detailed information on techniques and materials with discussion of the philosophical and historical background of the cultures that have contributed to Islamic arts.
The book covers a range of artworks and media from intricate geometric drawing, decorative Kufic calligraphy, and Persian miniature painting to ceramics, wood parquetry, mosaics, and glassblowing. Common tools and materials, such as gesso panels, gilding, and brush and wasli paper are presented along with information on their historical significance. Each chapter introduces a principle, tool, or technique along with examples of masterworks found across the Islamic world before providing a fully illustrated step-by-step guide to creating specific designs.
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Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands: Principles Materials Practice

Accueil Contact. Created by The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, one of the world's leading schools for the study of Eastern and Western crafts, this book combines detailed information on techniques and materials with discussion of the philosophical and historical background of the cultures that have contributed to Islamic arts. The book covers a range of artworks and media from intricate geometric drawing, decorative Kufic calligraphy, and Persian miniature painting to ceramics, wood parquetry, mosaics, and glassblowing. Common tools and materials, such as gesso panels, gilding, and brush and wasli paper are presented along with information on their historical significance. Each chapter introduces a principle, tool, or technique along with examples of masterworks found across the Islamic world before providing a fully illustrated step-by-step guide to creating specific designs. Based on decades of research and expertise, and written by tutors at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, one of the world's leading schools for the study of the traditional crafts of the East and West, it provides unparalleled and authoritative access to a glorious range of techniques, methods, materials and skills.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. A vital resource for craftspeople who seek to engage with the thriving world of Islamic arts and crafts. This book celebrates the thriving world of Islamic arts and crafts, as well as presenting the rich cultural, philosophical and historical heritage that contemporary artists and craftspeople still draw on today. The book is organized into three chapters. The first explores the fundamental principles of Islamic arts and crafts: geometry, islimi and calligraphy. The second introduces widely used materials and tools, including pigments, gesso panels, gilding equipment, brushes, pens and paper.

The book covers a range of artworks and media from intricate geometric drawing, decorative Kufic calligraphy, and Persian miniature painting to ceramics, wood parquetry, mosaics, and glassblowing. Common tools and materials, such as gesso panels, gilding, and brush and wasli paper are presented along with information on their historical significance. Each chapter introduces a principle, tool, or technique along with examples of masterworks found across the Islamic world before providing a fully illustrated step-by-step guide to creating specific designs. Arts and Crafts of the Islamic Lands. Khaled Azzam , Ririko Suzuki. An unparalleled reference on Islamic arts and crafts that connects cultural history with modern practice Islamic arts and crafts do not belong to the past: artists and craftspeople in the Islamic tradition draw on their rich cultural heritage to inform and inspire their practice today. Created by The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, one of the world's leading schools for the study of Eastern and Western crafts, this book combines detailed information on techniques and materials with discussion of the philosophical and historical background of the cultures that have contributed to Islamic arts.

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An excellent resource for art students and those interested in learning how to select the necessary tools and how to create traditional Islamic art. Approach[s] Islamic art through a thorough study of the craft and process by which it is created, with significant attention given to the culture and history behind relevant artistic materials, styles, motifs, and methods. The depth of these discussions will prove invaluable to many students. The level of detail is nothing short of revelatory. Enthusiastically recommended. High quality and designed to be beautiful.

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