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Trans-cultural nature of Islamic art

Zekrgoo, Amir Hossein (2009) Trans-cultural nature of Islamic art. In: Islam Hadhari: bridging tradition and modernity. International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), Kuala Lumpur, pp. 277-305. ISBN 9789839379501

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Abstract

Introductory remarks: A thorough understanding of any civilization will be incomplete without the appreciation of its arts, for art is not merely a trend - among other trends - in life, but a manifestation of cultural identity in its diverse totality. It is an embodiment of the faith that governs it, the socio-cultural conditions that give birth to it, the historical grounds that mold it, and the aesthetic values of the people who create it. Studying, in depth, of the arts of a certain civilization is like reliving history: the realm of art is a multi-dimensional source of knowledge that not only involves our intellectual faculty, but touch our souls, engage our emotions and eventually provide a unique timeless experience that transcends the physical boundaries and unites us with the peoples that created them.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4235/1401 (BP63M4I82M 2009)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic art
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2500 General works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Amir Hossein Zekrgoo
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2011 12:34
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 09:12
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1401

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