Central Asian Art

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The Art of the Islamic World is not well-known in the West .

The Strict Prohibition on the Representation of the Human form has channeled artistic creation into architectural decoration.

There is a basic simplicity of lifestyle among the rich and the poor which permeates the whole of asia, so that purely decorative objects, such as those found in the West, are frowned upon.

This fact, and the Remoteness of central asia, with its natural mountain barriers, has isolated it from occidental Society. This book will therefore come as a revelation.

It is a magical tour through central asia, Kirghiz, Tadjikistan, Turkmenia, and Uzbekistan, A Cradle of Ancient Civilisations  and a repository of the Oriental arts inspired by Buddhism and Islam. This book contains a Unique collection of Architecture, artefacts and art never before seen in the West and as such it is a vital addition to any art Lover`s Library.

Author: Greenwich Editions
ISBN: 9780862885793
Binding: Hardback, 256 Pages
Published Year:
2003
Language:
English

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Weight 2.12 kg
Dimensions 32.8 × 24.7 × 2.5 cm