Marilyn Jenkins-Madina
Marilyn Jenkins-Madina is Curator Emerita in the Department of Islamic Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn
Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn
United States of America
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Description: Islamic Art and Architecture: 650–1250
~However much admiration can and should be legitimately bestowed upon the many volumes of the Pelican History of Art inspired by the late Sir Nikolaus Pevsner since the foundation of the series in 1953, readers’ expectations regarding the appearance of books dealing with the arts have greatly changed during the last decades. When the series was taken...
PublisherYale University Press
Description: Islamic Art and Architecture: 650–1250
Yale University Press/Pelican History of Art

This classic book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, a time of the formation of a new artistic culture and its first flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. The volume focuses special attention on the development of numerous regional centers of art in Spain, North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Anatolia, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as the western and northeastern provinces of Iran. It traces the cultural and artistic evolution of such centers in the seminal early Islamic period and examines the wealth of different ways of creating a beautiful environment and provides new classifications of architecture and architectural decoration, the art of the object, and the art of the book.

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Print publication date February 2002 (in print)
Print ISBN 9780300088670
EISBN 9780300256031
Illustrations 501
Print Status in print