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I read this book 6 years ago. And I've been rereading some passages this year. @Kindle ¸ Art of Islam: Language and Meaning ë Arts De L Islam WikipdiaIslamic Art WikipediaArt Of Islam Brand Art Of IslamAdd To Wishlist ZikrBeads Official Handheld Tasbeeh Brand Art Of IslamAdd To Wishlist Ayat Al Kursi The Throne Verse Canvas Scroll Brand Art Of IslamAdd To Wishlist Surah Al Baqarah White And Gold Marble Canvas Scroll Brand Art Of IslamAdd To WishlistBBC Religions Islam Islamic Art Art Is The Mirror Of A Culture And Its World View The Art Of The Islamic World Reflects Its Cultural Values, And Reveals The Way Muslims View The Spiritual Realm And The Universe For The Muslim, Arts Of The Islamic World Article Khan Academy Arts Of The Islamic World Google Classroom Facebook Twitter Email A Beginner S Guide To The Art Of Islam Arts Of The Islamic World This Is The Currently Selected Item Introduction To Mosque Architecture Common Types Of Mosque Architecture The Complex Geometry Of Islamic Design Sort By Top Voted Introduction To Mosque Architecture Up Next Introduction To Mosque Architecture OurArt Of Islam Language And Meaning Titus Known As An Expert On Islam, Sufism, And Islamic Arts Crafts, Burckhardt Presents In Depth Analyses Of Seminal Examples Of Islamic Architecture, From Spain And Morocco To Persia And India He Examines Koranic Calligraphy And Illumination, Arabesque, Carpets And Rugs, Persian Miniatures, And Muchwhile Making Illuminating Comparisons With Christian, Hindu, And Buddhist Art Islamic Arts Britannica Islamic Arts, The Literary, Performing, And Visual Arts Of The Vast Populations Of The Middle East And Elsewhere That Adopted The Islamic Faith From The Th Century Onward These Adherents Of The Faith Have Created Such An Immense Variety Of Literatures, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, And Music That It Virtually Defies Any Comprehensive Definition This is a remarkable book. I have owned it for almost 25 years. Every time that I come back to it, I am once again amazed by the author's depth of understanding. Saya lebih suka untuk menyebutnya sebagai alChemy, yang lainnya adalah cosmology. meskipun itu adalah termasuk sains tradisional, tetapi masih mengandung sifatsifat ketuhanan dan aspek metafisisnya.

Dia (penulis buku ini) menjelaskan di bagian sambutan, bagaimana kajian tentang seni Islam (juga seni secara substansi, adalah begitu indah. karena mempunyai Qualitas ketuhanan) dapat menunjukan kepada sesuatu yang lebih atau sekurangnya pemahaman yang profound dari realtis spiritual yang terletak pada akar dari keseluruhan kosmik dan dunia manusia". realitas inilah yang menuntun kepada pengetahuan yang mendalam.

Eh, sebenarnya saya sedang mau nulis apa ? Lupa. Recomended to allthe people who wants to know about art ans Islam It would have been a great book if he had omitted the last chapter. His "explanation" of polygamy and woman oppression by which he justifies and endorses it is too much to bear. There isn't any treatise about Islam art equivalent to what Burckhardt wrote in this book. It's not some wellknown vulgar treatise full of essenceemptied figures and words, that impoverishes art and squeeze it in a purely materialistic comprehension. Far than this what Burckhardt tries to explain in his essay is the power of sacred arts in enclosing different influences and synthesizing them into one "objet d'art" be it architecture, calligraphy, ornaments, rugs,... Starting by analyzing the Kaaba as the first shrine to be built on earth, Titus tries to anchor the reader in a full consciousness of the Islamic values (which are narrowly linked to the Abrahamic revelation) that gave birth to its own art. Tracking the Muslim empires history from the very beginning to the Umeyyads, and to the ottoman empire afterwards. Obviously, and this is my own personal point of view, the sacred arts 'fall' started way earlier than the fall of the Ottoman empire. The deviation I believe had been prevalent during the Umeyyads empire, and according to one of my Professors, it is particularly identified in one of the buildings of Quçair Amra, where, art instead of using the flourishing abstract art, went back to the pagan practices and drew figures(as the use of Images is prohibited in Islam, where aniconism is at its best)... A differentiation that Titus had made between Arab art and Islamic art, makes things even clearer for those still confusing the two, the latter is related to the essence of sacred art, whilst the first is let's say is a product of some sort of ethnical group. It should be known that Islam art is 'abstract' not as the contemporary artists define it, but is abstract from any figure however rich of symbols, which could be considered to some extent as a universal language pattern : Vine ornaments that are well rooted in different primordial civilizations and share the same meaning...and even common to both sedentary and nomadic peoples (The example of calligraphy and its different styles Kufic, Naskh, Ruqaa, Diwani,... as a verbal and mental arabesque)
Titus implicitly justifies that the genius of Islam was to interpellate the human kind as two distinct groups : Nomads who are dynamic, and sedentary people, who are static. Islam in its course tried to establish some sort of equilibrium between the two states, that are complementary and represent something close to the YingYang principle. ( La complémentarité entre un mouvement 'spatial' centripète 'nomade' et un autre centrifuge 'sédentaire' )
There are a lot of precious explanations enfolded in these beautifully composed prose, related to poetry, calligraphy, artistic weapons, languages patterns ( Chinese as opposed to Arab), and so much more related to esoteric teachings in Islam put in practice.
The book contains not less than 300 breathtaking pictures, and more than 50 high quality figures of sections and plans.
This is without contest one of the best books I've read this year (quenched some of my curiosities), hopefully, that'll have enough time to read the rest of his works, and be back with a concise review.
Highly recommended to Arts and Architecture students.
An insightful read on it's subject matter: Art and Islam. This book is perhaps one of those books which deserves a reread in order to be more fully appreciated and understood. Any book which professes to discuss 'meaning' needs a more meaningful engagement whilst being read, sadly, on this particular read I was unable to devote such care and attention (perhaps this is reflected in my fourstar rating). Nevertheless my 'distractedread' enabled me to take away much; the author takes a thematic look at aspects of what he describes as "Islamic Sacred Art". Elements of this Art are discussed and then the whole is brought together and explained in the manifestation of Islamic Architecture (namely looking at key historic/landmark Mosques) and townplanning in traditional Muslim cities. Overall, I'd say a recommended read for those interested in the subject matterfor enthusiasts this is a key read in the subjectarea and will undoubtedly add much depth to their understanding.