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Islamic principles in arts and design

Md Sharif, Harlina and Hazumi, Hazman (2011) Islamic principles in arts and design. In: Applied Arts and Design from an Islamic Perspective : Past, Present, Future. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 11-52. ISBN 978-967-0225-74-6

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Abstract

The article Islamic Principles of Art and Design, attempt to address some of the issues regarding the terminology and the principles of Islamic art and architecture by making reference to Islam‖s core teachings and the products created throughout the history of its civilization. If we were to scrutinize the art or architectural history of the Muslim world, we would quickly realize that there is no evidence of any artist or patron in the fourteen centuries since the revelation of Islam who ever thought of his or her art as “Islamic.” In truth, the study of Islamic art and architecture, and the notion of a distinctively Islamic tradition of art and architecture, is a by-product of late nineteenth and early twentieth century Western scholarship. This all-embracing term “Islamic art or architecture” is an attempt to classify the multifaceted humanistic and spiritual expressions of the Muslim people, from lands stretching from Africa to the Atlantic, into a single palatable platform under the umbrella of “Islam”, at the expense of simplifying the cultural history of millions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4529/9372
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aet, design, Islam
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR > N61 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Mr Hazman Hazumi
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 12:42
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2013 17:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/9372

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