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Islamic Art [electronic resource]

Universal Pictures (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Forbidden by Islamic law to represent the human form, Moslem art burst forth in the characteristic decorative style we know as arabesque. This program discusses the architecture and sculpture of mosques and Koranic schools, the illumination and calligraphy of sacred texts, music, the art of the garden, and the influence of the abstract arabesque on Western art.
Release Date
1988
Run Time
32 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 04, 2014.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Series
The World of Islam
World of Islam
Contents
  • Religious Nature of Islamic Art (3:19)
  • Arabesque (1:49)
  • Calligraphy (3:22)
  • Mosaics and Crafts (5:07)
  • Islamic Music (5:38)
  • Carpet Making and Metal Work (3:46)
  • Mosques (3:56)
  • Taj Mahal and Alhambra (3:42)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], c1988.
Publisher no.
  • 707s Films Media Group
  • 709 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (32 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical Details
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