Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Arts & crafts of the Islamic lands : principles, materials, practice /

Statement of responsibility: edited by Khaled Azzam ; educational coordinator, Ririko Suzuki.
by Azzam, Khaled [editor.].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Thames & Hudson, c2013Description: 288 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9780500517024; 0500517029.Other title: Arts and crafts of the Islamic lands.Subject(s): Islam and art | Islamic art | Handicraft -- Islamic countries | Islamic miniature painting | Calligraphy, Arabic | Islamic decoration and ornament | Geometry in art | Handicraft | Islam and art | Islamic art | Islamic countries
Contents:
Principles : Geometry : Keith Critchlow ; Order in nature / Paul Marchant ; Proportion / Paul Marchant ; Shapes, grids and patterns / Paul Marchant, Jonathan Horning -- Islimi : Introduction to Islimi / Adam Williamson -- Calligraphy : Introduction to Arabic calligraphy / Nassar Mansour -- Materials and preparation : Traditional pigments / David Cranswick -- Gesso panels / Adam Williamson -- Gilding / Mark Mills -- Brush and wasli paper for Mughal and Persian miniature painting / Fatima Zahra Hassan -- Methods and techniques : Kufic calligraphy / Nassar Mansour -- Plaster carving / Mamdouh Sakr -- Mughal and Persian miniature painting / Fatima Zahra Hassan -- Parquetry / Tom Bree -- Ceramic plates / Simon Trethewey -- Ceramic tiles / Jonathan Horning -- Mosaic / David Feuerstein -- Glassmaking / Martin Birk Moller.
Summary: Based on decades of research and expertise, and written by tutors at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts, one of the world's leading schools for the study of the traditional crafts of the East and West, this book provides unparalleled access to a glorious range of techniques, methods, materials and skills. The first chapter explores the fundamental principles of Islamic arts and crafts: geometry, islimi and calligraphy. The second introduces widely used materials and tools, while the third provides illustrated step-by-step guides to the crafting of artefacts and artworks, including Kufic calligraphy, plaster carving, miniature painting, parquetry, ceramics, mosaics and glassblowing. The history and significance of the techniques and materials used are also explained, accompanied by numerous illustrations of masterworks found throughout the Islamic world. List(s) this item appears in: Textile
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Add tag(s)
Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Books, Monographs Books, Monographs Filipinas Heritage Library
Main Library Holdings
N 7260 .A7 2013 (Browse shelf) 1 Available 17105

Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-275) and index.

Part 1. Principles : i. Geometry : Introduction to geometry / Keith Critchlow ; Order in nature / Paul Marchant ; Proportion / Paul Marchant ; Shapes, grids and patterns / Paul Marchant, Jonathan Horning -- ii. Islimi : Introduction to Islimi / Adam Williamson -- iii. Calligraphy : Introduction to Arabic calligraphy / Nassar Mansour -- Part 2. Materials and preparation : Traditional pigments / David Cranswick -- Gesso panels / Adam Williamson -- Gilding / Mark Mills -- Brush and wasli paper for Mughal and Persian miniature painting / Fatima Zahra Hassan -- Part 3. Methods and techniques : Kufic calligraphy / Nassar Mansour -- Plaster carving / Mamdouh Sakr -- Mughal and Persian miniature painting / Fatima Zahra Hassan -- Parquetry / Tom Bree -- Ceramic plates / Simon Trethewey -- Ceramic tiles / Jonathan Horning -- Mosaic / David Feuerstein -- Glassmaking / Martin Birk Moller.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

FILIPINAS HERITAGE LIBRARY | 6F Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De la Rosa Street, Makati City, Philippines
Tel. (632) 759-8281 | Fax (632) 759-8287 | E-mail asklibrarian@filipinaslibrary.org.ph
www.filipinaslibrary.org.ph
facebooktwitterlinkedin