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A monumental study of Islamic architecture through materials and the aesthetics of ornamentation, this book discusses the history of Islamic ...Show synopsisA monumental study of Islamic architecture through materials and the aesthetics of ornamentation, this book discusses the history of Islamic architecture, the materials and techniques employed, the ornamental designs as well as the aesthetics of ornamentation. It documents in brilliant color photographs the unparalleled heights of expression achieved throughout the Islamic world.Hide synopsis
Description:First US Edition. oversize Qto. VG-/ VG-. tall turquoise glossy...First US Edition. oversize Qto. VG-/ VG-. tall turquoise glossy DJ spine with large rip to upper DJ spine, partially closed tear to the upper left, tiny white full authors at tip, centered white title, and subtitle spaced apart from centered publisher close to tail. front and rear panels are glossy and fully illustrated with a centered black circle at mid-panel of front jacket, white titling. panel length inner flaps are white glossy and intact both. matching pictorial endsheets. HB spine has centered silver uppercase title, subtitle between tiny authors at heavily abraded tip. upper left has a severe gash, cracked hinge and much abraded at this cut into the rear hinge, remainder sealed. some moisture exposure evident from p. 187 to ffep and large ripples to the immediate left-right of spine on the affected pages. blue boards and DJ show mild shelfwear otherwise. splendid layout of text columns, small images to full panel views highlight within the chapters. 330 color illustrations. no discoloration to the exterior edges. 224 pp. ISBN # 0865652147. ART (MIDDLE EAST).
Description:Fine in very good dust jacket. retail stock from an art book...Fine in very good dust jacket. retail stock from an art book specialty retailer in great condition-some shelf wear to edges, tight binding. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 224 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Established in 1968, the Friends of Art Bookshop is a non-profit organization with proceeds donated to Fine Art student scholarships. Most orders shipped same or next business day and include delivery confirmation!
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