I.B. Tauris

The Origins of Visual Culture in the Islamic World

Mohammed Hamdouni Alami




Aesthetics, Art and Architecture in Early Islam




1: Introduction: From La Dolce Vita to Intellectual Delectation


2: An Aesthetic Revolution: From Trance to Meaning, a Metamorphosis of Islamic Aesthetics


3: The Ethics of Arts and Crafts


4: Painting in a World of Images


5: Stone Metaphors and Architecture's Whispers


6: Conclusion