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Abstract art and communication in 'Mamluk' architecture

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Fourteenth-century Cairo saw a movement towards abstract, geometric art. This movement reflected contemporary intellectual interests and represents the culmination of the ascendancy of Islamic philosophy over the humanist vocabulary of art. The thesis seeks explanations for the positive, i.e. for the forms which art actually took, rather than concentrating on prohibitive mechanisms.

In architecture, the disappearance of stucco vegetal decoration may have been partly due to the effe...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Oriental Studies
Role:
Author
Publication date:
1993
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602323966
URN:
uuid:83f44ba8-2ba6-4ff1-8732-9e78d65ad5c5
Local pid:
td:602323964

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