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Islamic art and architecture, 650-1250

Ettinghausen, Richard

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  • "This illustrated book provides an 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, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar's original text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated to take into account recent information and methodological advances."--BOOK JACKET.


  • "Some sections ... previously published in The art and architecture of Islam 650-1250 by Penguin Books Ltd., 1987"--T.p. verso.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-335) and indexes.


  • 1. The Rise of Islam and the Artistic Climate of the Period -- Pt. 1. Early Islamic Art and Architecture (c.650-c.1000) -- Prologue: Historical and Cultural Setting. 2. Central Islamic Lands. 3. Western Islamic Lands. 4. Eastern Islamic Lands -- Pt. 2. Medieval Islamic Art and Architecture (c.1000-1250) -- Prologue: Historical and Cultural Setting. 5. Eastern Islamic Lands. 6. Central Islamic Lands. Pt. I. The Fatimids in Egypt, Palestine, and Syria. Pt. II. The Saljuqs, Artuqids, Zangids, and Ayyubids in Iraq, Anatolia, Syria, Palestine, and Egypt. 7. Western Islamic Lands -- Conclusion: The Impact of Islamic Art. 8. Islamic Art and non-Muslims
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