Cultural Heritage of Islamic Civilization
|Author||: Atiq R. Siddiqui|
|Description||:Vol. I: xxxii+334 p., Vol. II: xxxii+332 p.; col. & b/w photos, maps & figs., Appendix, Glossary, Bibliography, Index (Exclusively on Art Paper)|
About the Book
The book is exclusively based on “Indo-Islamic” period in India with special reference to the history, art, architecture, fine art and cultural heritage of Islamic world. This is a stimulating and perceptive survey of oriental civilizations and traces their evolution from the earliest period of Islamic era to the dawn of modern age. The history and traditional values of Islam and Islamic art and architecture of other regions of the world are also been pointed out and provides a guiding thread among the various styles and periods about the Islamic cultural heritage. The book is mainly based on Islamic art and architecture comprising with nine chapters, such as Indo-Islamic Architecture, Islamic Architecture of the World, World Heritage Monuments and Sites, Manuscript and Painting, Islamic Coinage, Arms and Armours, Art of Calligraphy, Decorative Art, and Eras. Such issues have been discussed in detail with documentary proves and sufficient information. The traditions of five major strands comprising Arab, Iranian, Turkish, central Asian and Indian with reference to their art and architecture have been described which ultimately named as “Islamic Civilization”.