Favourite Art Books

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Art of Islam: Language and Meaning ([World of Islam Festival illustrated series])
1.  Art of Islam: Language and Meaning ([World of Islam Festival illustrated series]) by Titus Burckhardt
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  "The definitive book; comprehensive, detailed , and brilliant explanations of the relation between beauty& truth, city &desert, 'jalal' &'jamal'"
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The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination
2.  The Quranic Art of Calligraphy and Illumination by Martin Lings
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  "Superb illustrations of what is a minor art form in the west; a testimony to the power and splendour of aniconism; sumptuous reprints of kufic verses"
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Civilisation: A Personal View
3.  Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark
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  "Unsurpassable account of western art, replete with fascinating insights and riddled with an uncanny pessimism. Average illustrations but old world 'rounded' intelligence."
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Images of God: The Consolations of Lost Illusions
4.  Images of God: The Consolations of Lost Illusions by Peter Fuller
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  "Scintillating, fluid prose; excellent sketches of William Morris, Ruskin, 'taste' and the decline of a common symbolic order; asmall jewel of a book."
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Renaissance
5.  Renaissance by Andrew Graham-Dixon
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  "Modern, easy-going analysis with beautiful illustrations; early chapters on humanism and Assisi intriguing; from Venice to the 'Magus of the North', a splendid tapestry of a multi-faceted phenomenon"
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The Meaning of Icons
6.  The Meaning of Icons by Vladimir Lossky
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  "Profound meditation on the meaning of sacred art; strong theological slant."
£31.17
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The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change
7.  The Shock of the New: Art and the Century of Change by Robert Hughes
The list author says:
  "Great analysis of how we got where we are; good historical detail and inter-weaving of the historical, political context with a deep understanding of the works themselves."
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Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism
8.  Farewell to an Idea: Episodes from a History of Modernism by Tj Clark
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  "Chapter on Jackson Pollock is jumpy, jazzy,  fizzing with energy and open-ended insights."
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