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2005, Paperback
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Title Islamic Tiles
128 pages, 113 colour illustrations
   
Author(s) Venetia Porter
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Publisher(s) The British Museum Press
   
Languages English.
   
Description After first explaining the techniques of the craftsmen, including the invention of lustre and the use of blue and white, the author traces the development of tilework across a wide geographic area, beginning with the pre-Islamic tradition. Later decorative trends followed those of other forms of Islamic art, ranging from the influence of Chinese ornament to the glorification of the word of God through beautiful calligraphy.
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English version


Paperback [2005, 240 x 171 mm, available]
£10.99 from The British Museum Press, United Kingdom, ISBN 9780714114569

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