Authors: Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair
Publisher: Phaidon Press (1997)
Islamic Arts, a comprehensive survey covering a thousand years, highlights those characteristics that connect the various arts of the Islamic lands without minimizing the differences. The book is divided into three time periods—600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800— and each section analyses architecture, the arts of the book, decorative and applied arts. Islamic Arts brilliantly captures the essence of Islamic culture.