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Islamic Art History : HOME

This guide includes resources for research on the arts, architecture and archeology of the Islamic world.

WELCOME TO THE LIBGUIDE ON ISLAMIC ART & ARCHITECTURE

Islam promoted the development of a unique way of life and culture, with its own distinctive style that is reflected in art and architecture throughout the Muslim world and beyond. This guide provides useful and authoritative resources that covers an historical range that extends geographically from Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Spain. Islamic art covers many types of artistic aspects, such as illuminated manuscripts, carpets & textiles, paintings & calligraphy, and ceramics.

 

ISLAMIC ART GLOSSARY

ISLAMIC ART INTRODUCTION

ISLAMIC GOLDEN AGE

SELECTED ISLAMIC ART BOOKS

SELECTED SUBJECT DATABASES

ISLAMIC ART: MIRROR OF THE INVISIBLE WORLD

GW SUBJECT GUIDE

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Amal Cavender, PhD

Gelman Library

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Washington, DC 20052

 acavender23@gwu.edu

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