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    There isn t any treatise about Islam art equivalent to what Burckhardt wrote in this book It s not some well known vulgar treatise full of essence emptied figures and words, that impoverishes art and squeeze it in a purely materialistic comprehension Far than this what Burckhardt tries to explain in his essay is the power of sacred arts in enclosing different influences and synthesizing them into one objet d art be it architecture, calligraphy, ornaments, rugs, Starting by analyzing the Kaaba as the first shrine to be built on earth, Titus tries to anchor the reader in a full consciousness of the Islamic values which are narrowly linked to the Abrahamic revelation that gave birth to its own art Tracking the Muslim empires history from the very beginning to the Umeyyads, and to the ottoman empire afterwards Obviously, and this is my own personal point of view, the sacred arts fall started way earlier than the fall of the Ottoman empire The deviation I believe had been prevalent during the Umeyyads empire, and according to one of my Professors, it is particularly identified in one of the buildings of Qu air Amra, where, art instead of using the flourishing abstract art, went back to the pagan practices and drew figures as the use of Images is prohibited in Islam, where aniconism is at its best A differentiation that Titus had made between Arab art and Islamic art, makes things even clearer for those still c...

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    An insightful read on it s subject matter Art and Islam This book is perhaps one of those books which deserves a re read in order to be fully appreciated and understood Any book which professes to discuss meaning needs a meaningful engagement whilst being read, sadly, on this particular read I was unable to devote such care and attention perhaps this is reflected in my four star rating Nevertheless my distracted read enabled me to take away much the author takes a thematic look at aspects of what he describes as Islamic Sacred Art Elements of t...

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    This is a remarkable book I have owned it for almost 25 years Every time that I come back to it, I am once again amazed by the author s depth of understanding.

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    Recomended to allthe people who wants to know about art ans Islam

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    Saya lebih suka untuk menyebutnya sebagai alChemy, yang lainnya adalah cosmology meskipun itu adalah termasuk sains tradisional, tetapi masih mengandung sifat sifat ketuhanan dan aspek metafisisnya.Dia penulis buku ini menjelaskan di bagian sambutan, bagaimana kajian tentang seni Islam juga seni secara substansi, adalah begitu indah karena mempunyai Qual...

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    It would have been a great book if he had omitted the last chapter His explanation of polygamy and woman oppression by which he justifies and endorses it is too much to bear.

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    I read this book 6 years ago And I ve been re reading some passages this year.

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  • ebook
  • 248 pages
  • Art of Islam: Language and Meaning
  • Titus Burckhardt
  • 06 December 2018
  • 9781935493006

About the Author: Titus Burckhardt

Titus Burckhardt Ibrahim Izz al Din after his Islamic name , a German Swiss, was born in Florence, Italy in 1908 and died in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1984.He devoted all his life to the study and exposition of the different aspects of Wisdom tradition.He was an eminent member of the Traditionalist School of twentieth century authors He was a frequent contributor to the journal Studies in Compa