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Books about the Art, Architecture, Science and Life of the Medieval Islamic World

 

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A gem of an affordable art  book from the British Museum

 

 

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Outstanding value for money (mid 2007) from Könemann

 

A large narrative art stunner (detail from cover) - if you just want one reference book on narrative Islamic Art .......

 

 

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Another superb coffee table book from Thames and Hudson

 

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"Islamic Art and Patronage - Treasures from Kuwait" full catalogue (1990) of the exhibition which came to Sydney and other places.  Brilliant.

 

 

 

 

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These beautifully produced (French) books accompanied exhibitions at L'Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris in 2001-02 and 2006 and are still to be found either at their bookshop or on the web.  Here is a link to a review of the science exhibition.

 

 

The Mosque,  Martin Frishman, Thames and Hudson,

 

 

 

 

 

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God's Crucible, Islam and the Making of Europe, 570 - 1215, David Levering Lewis

 

 

 

 

 

Averroës (Ibn Rushd)

 (1126 - 1198 (72))

 
   

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Sadly, one Islamic book you will not be able to get is al-Jazari's 1315 work "Kitab fi ma'rifat al-hiyal al-handasiyya" "The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices" (aka "Automata").  Pages from extant copies are all over the place ... on the left is a water clock, and on the right an elephant clock (this one in the Metropolitan Museum, New York).  A project to produce a facsimile of collected pages sadly appears to have faltered.

 

 

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