Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Islam : Art and Architecture” as Want to Read:
Islam : Art and Architecture
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Islam : Art and Architecture

4.33 of 5 stars 4.33  ·  rating details  ·  67 ratings  ·  2 reviews
This book follows the historical developments of the Islamic dynasties and regions, showing the variety of their forms of artistic expression from the beginning until today. From decorative elements of buildings to calligraphy and the embellishment of everyday objects, ornamentation that is most characteristic of Islamic art form is displayed in all its richness.
Hardcover, 639 pages
Published November 30th 2004 by Konemann (first published 2000)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Islam , please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Islam

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 217)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Qusay Fayoumi
This book is big and heavy, it is a history and architecture book, I did not read all of it since it would probably take a few months to get through, but I enjoyed the parts I read, and the pictures were high quality, if anything it made me want to travel more.
very nicely compiled and written, there is so much to learn from traditional Islamic architecture.
Gudbjorg marked it as to-read
Oct 08, 2015
Terry Roberts
Terry Roberts marked it as to-read
Oct 01, 2015
Yasmen marked it as to-read
Sep 30, 2015
Kolitude marked it as to-read
Sep 20, 2015
Mostafa Ayman
Mostafa Ayman marked it as to-read
Sep 08, 2015
Annie Bigelow
Annie Bigelow marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2015
Alessandra Cefalà
Alessandra Cefalà marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2015
Rana Rehman
Rana Rehman marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2015
Tillie A
Tillie A marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2015
Mary Rose
Mary Rose marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2015
Hélène Marcq
Hélène Marcq marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2015
Marcy marked it as to-read
Jul 28, 2015
Meritelmasri marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2015
Laura Clark
Laura Clark marked it as to-read
Jul 12, 2015
Nahla marked it as to-read
Jun 05, 2015
Wee Cheng
Wee Cheng is currently reading it
May 31, 2015
Donniesands marked it as to-read
May 25, 2015
Amir added it
May 10, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • The Oxford History of Islam
  • Northern Renaissance Art
  • Classical Art: From Greece to Rome
  • The Oxford History of Byzantium
  • Islamic Art and Architecture, 650-1250
  • American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America
  • Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Angels A to Z
  • Toulouse-Lautrec: A Life
  • Damned: An Illustrated History of the Devil
  • Impressionism: Art, Leisure, and Parisian Society
  • What Great Paintings Say
  • The Stones of Florence
  • Gothic: Dark Glamour
  • The Photography Reader
  • The Social History of Art: Volume 1: From Prehistoric Times to the Middle Ages
  • The Complete New Yorker: Eighty Years of the Nation's Greatest Magazine (Book & 8 DVD-ROMs)
  • The Voices of Silence: Man and His Art. (Abridged from the Psychology of Art)
Markus Hattstein has studied early cultures and their secrets for over 30 years.
He has studied sociology, philosophy, religion, and theology. He has written various books in the field of architecture, history of art.
Today he lives in Berlin as a freelance author, lecturer, and editor.
More about Markus Hattstein...
Lost Civilizations: Mysterious Cultures and Peoples Monasteries: Places of Spirituality and Seclusion Around the World Islam: Religion and Culture: Religion in Focus Monasteries Prehistory, First Empires, and the Ancient World: From the Stone Age to 900 Ce

Share This Book