The Resource Beauty in Arabic culture, by Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Beauty in Arabic culture, by Doris Behrens-Abouseif

Label
Beauty in Arabic culture
Title
Beauty in Arabic culture
Statement of responsibility
by Doris Behrens-Abouseif
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Doris Behrens-Abouseif's book provides a panorama of the concepts of beauty in classical and post-classical Arabic culture through the 15th century, drawing on Arabic texts from philosophy, theology, mysticism, poetry, and literary criticism as well as historiographic sources and tales from the Thousand and One Nights. Behrens-Abouseif elucidates the ways in which beauty was measured by the degree of pleasure it elicited in the recipient, an attitude that anticipates modernity in both East and West."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Behrens-Abouseif, Doris
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BH221.A65
LC item number
B3413 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aesthetics, Arab
  • Civilization, Arab
  • Islamic civilization
  • Art, Arab
  • Art, Islamic
  • Art, Medieval
  • Esthétique arabe
  • Civilisation arabe
  • Civilisation islamique
  • Aesthetics, Arab
  • Civilization, Arab
  • Islamic civilization
  • Beeldende kunsten
  • Cultuurgeschiedenis
  • Schoonheid
  • Esthétique
  • Arts
  • Art islamique
  • Pays arabes
  • Pays arabes
Label
Beauty in Arabic culture, by Doris Behrens-Abouseif
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Proportion, Harmony, and the Psychological Factor
  • Nature and Artifice
  • Fauna
  • Human Beauty
  • Love
  • Music and Belles Lettres
  • Context
  • Literary Criticism
  • Originality
  • Imagination
  • The Religious Approach
  • The Visual Arts
  • The Status of the Arts
  • The Significance of Artistic Beauty
  • The Decorative Themes
  • Images
  • Calligraphy
  • Arabesque and Geometry
  • Architecture and Decoration
  • Unity, Diversity, and Transmission of Knowledge
  • Regalia and Luxury
  • The Image of the World
  • Building or Architecture?
  • Literature in European Languages
  • Literature in Arabic
  • The Koran and the Universe
  • Ghazali, the Sufi Way, and the Symbolism of Light
  • Al-Ghazali
  • The Sufi Way
  • The Symbolism of Light
  • Secular Beauty and Love
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781558761995
Lccn
98043118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
004072038
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40043536
  • (OCoLC)ocm40043536
Label
Beauty in Arabic culture, by Doris Behrens-Abouseif
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Proportion, Harmony, and the Psychological Factor
  • Nature and Artifice
  • Fauna
  • Human Beauty
  • Love
  • Music and Belles Lettres
  • Context
  • Literary Criticism
  • Originality
  • Imagination
  • The Religious Approach
  • The Visual Arts
  • The Status of the Arts
  • The Significance of Artistic Beauty
  • The Decorative Themes
  • Images
  • Calligraphy
  • Arabesque and Geometry
  • Architecture and Decoration
  • Unity, Diversity, and Transmission of Knowledge
  • Regalia and Luxury
  • The Image of the World
  • Building or Architecture?
  • Literature in European Languages
  • Literature in Arabic
  • The Koran and the Universe
  • Ghazali, the Sufi Way, and the Symbolism of Light
  • Al-Ghazali
  • The Sufi Way
  • The Symbolism of Light
  • Secular Beauty and Love
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781558761995
Lccn
98043118
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
004072038
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40043536
  • (OCoLC)ocm40043536

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