The Mediation of Ornament

The Mediation of Ornament
Goodreads Rating:
3.93
ISBN10:
0691001561
Pages:
309
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ISBN13:
9780691001562
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Published:
February 13th 1995 by Princeton University Press
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In this richly illustrated book, Oleg Grabar shares a veteran art historian's love for the sheer sensuality of ornamentation. Grabar analyzes early and medieval Islamic objects and uses this art to show how ornament in general enables a direct, immediate encounter between viewers and art objects from any culture and time period.In this richly illustrated book, Oleg Grabar shares a veteran art historian's love for the sheer sensuality of ornamentation. Grabar analyzes early and medieval Islamic objects and uses this art to show how ornament in general enables a direct, immediate encounter between viewers and art objects from any culture and time period.

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