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Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture

Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture (Hardback)

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'Beauty and Islam' explores aspects of aesthetics in classical Islamic thought in the light of contemporary theories, offering new perspectives on Islamic art and architecture with examples ranging from the Qur'an and the Alhambra to the works of present day artists and philosophers. Tracing the roots of Islamic aesthetics back to the works of the great philosophers of the Middle Ages such as Avicenna and Averroes, Valerie Gonzalez finds that aesthetic theory in Islam must be seen within the much wider context of parallel thinking on theology, ethics, physics and metaphysics.

Architecture & DesignArchitectureArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryHistory of art / art & design stylesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesNon-Western philosophyIslamic & Arabic philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: aesthetics Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd. Publication Date: 24/08/2001 ISBN-13: 9781860646911  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Valerie Gonzalez has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and is currently a Research Associate at the School of Architecture, Marseilles.

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