TITLE

THE UMAYYADS (Book)

AUTHOR(S)
Rhodes, Fred
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Middle East;Oct2004, Issue 349, p65
SOURCE TYPE
Review
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the book "The Umayyads. The Rise of Islamic Art." This book offers--through the diversity of the works presented--the necessary clues to a better understanding of the Umayyad culture. This culture represents the emergence of an innovative artistic language where the subtle crossbreeding of the Aramean, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and Persian influences yield a new architectural and decorative order in which the foundations for the birth of the Islamic art would be laid. The rule of the Umayyad dynasty lasted for less than 90 years.
ACCESSION #
14619621

 

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