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Great Mosque of Paris

Great Mosque of Paris, built following the mudéjar style, is an early-20th-century contribution to the cultural relations between France and the Arabic-speaking Muslim world.

Materials and Mediums – Islamic Art

The decorative arts in Islam are marked by a remarkable degree of stylistic consistency which has been applied to a broad range of materials, each of which had a craft-base of its own,…

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Islamic Architecture – Abbasid Period

Under theAbbasid caliphate (750–1258), which succeeded the Umayyads (661–750) in 750, the focal point of Islamic political and cultural life shifted eastward from Syria to Iraq, where, in 762, Baghdad, the circular City of Peace…

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A Global Guide to Islamic Art

Written by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair This article appeared on pages 32-43 of the January/February 2009 print edition of Saudi Aramco World. Visiting an exhibition of Islamic art for the…

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