Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture

Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and ArchitectureBeauty and Islam explores the aesthetic dimension of art within the context of Islamic civilisation, with an emphasis on its experience and interpretation. Concentrating on the field of aesthetic phenomenology and artistic production, Gonzalez examines aesthetic theory as well as its application. The work, hailed as an “emblem of a new era in the field of Islamic art”, breaks earlier dichotomies of separating “Western” methodologies with “Islamic” data and synthesizes the thinking of a wide range of philosophers from Ibn Sina and Ibn Hazm to Wittgenstein, Husserl and Derrida, amongst others.

via The Institute of Ismaili Studies – Beauty and Islam: Aesthetics in Islamic Art and Architecture.

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