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Islamic Arts from Spain Hardcover – 1 Jun 2010


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Mariam Rosser-Owen is a curator in the V&A's Middle Eastern Department. She has published extensively on ivories from the medieval Mediterranean, and contributed to Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East (V&A 2004). She co-edited the volume, Revisiting Al-Andalus: Perspectives on the Material Culture of Islamic Iberia and Beyond (2007).

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A slice of Islamic history 19 Jun. 2010
By Pamela Robinson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
It's tough to overestimate the influence of Islamic artistic culture on Spain and thus much of the western world. In "Islamic Arts From Spain," we get an intellectual and careful look at how first the sovereigns of the Ummayad caliphate (mid-10th Century to early 11th) and later rulers fostered the development of decorative arts, ceramics, architecture and ornaments that continues to be evident today. Using the many treasures found in the huge collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, author Mariam Rosser-Owen surveys the various movements and influences from different sources and their results, among them, the Mudejar movement, the Islamic-inflected artistic culture developed by non-Muslims.

In these pages, we see photos of carpets, textiles, intricately carved casks, water colors, ivory caskets, maps, carvings, porcelains, buildings, and much more, showing the tremendous and widespread impact of the Moors' rule and ultimate capitulation to Christian kings. It's easy to forget how close the days of Christopher Columbus' voyage and the end of the Moorish kings were to each other on the calendar. But through artwork of the period, we see the Christians celebrating their victories, even as their work resembled that of the just-vanquished Muslims.

This is an excellent overview of a piece of art history for people new to the topic or those more familiar with the subject who want get a close up look at some wonderful treasures.
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