Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture

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Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture
Authors: Valerie Gonzalez
Year: 2001
Publisher:
Language: english
ISBN 13: 9781860646911
ISBN 921860646913
Categorie: Architecture
Pages: 160 / 153
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Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture

Valerie Gonzalez

Five essays explore aspects of aesthetics in classical Islamic thought in light of contemporary theories, offering new perspectives on Islamic art and architecture with examples ranging from the Qur’an and the Alhambra to the works of present day artists and philosophers. Tracing the roots of Islamic aesthetics back to the works of the philosophers of the Middle Ages such as Avicenna and Averroes, Valerie Gonzalez finds that aesthetic theory in Islam must be seen within the much wider context of parallel thinking on theology, ethics, physics, and metaphysics. She balances her analysis of this philosophy (moral, logical, and scientific) of beauty with the equally important analysis of the perceptual experience of beauty.

Categories:
Arts – Architecture

Year:
2001

Language:
english

Pages:
160 153

ISBN 10:
1860646913

ISBN 13:
9781860646911

File:
1.15 MB

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