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ISLAMIC ART AND SPIRITUALITY

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ISLAMIC ART AND SPIRITUALITY

ISLAMIC ART AND SPIRITUALITY

This is the first book in the English language to deal with the spiritual significance of Islamic art including not only the plastic arts but also literature and music. Rather than dealing with the history of the various arts of Islam or their description, the author relates the form, content, symbolic language, meaning and presence of these arts to the very sources of the Islamic revelation. Relying upon his extensive knowledge of the Islamic religion in both its exoteric and esoteric dimensions as well as the various Islamic sciences, the author relates Islamic art to the inner dimension of the Islamic revelation and the spirituality which has issued from it. He brings out the spiritual significance of the Islamic arts ranging from architecture to music as seen, heard and experienced by one living within the universe of the Islamic tradition. Through his treatment the forms of Islamic art become transparent and reveal their proper significance. In this work, the reader is made to understand the meaning of Islamic art for those living within the civilization which created it. The book, however, addresses itself to all those who are attracted to the study of art in its relation to spirituality as well as to those who seek to understand more fully the Islamic religion and the civilization it brought into being.

Author

Seyyed Hossein Nasr

(b. 1933)

Seyyed Hossein Nasr was born in Tehran, where he received his early education. He studied in the West and gained his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his MA and PhD from Harvard University, where he studied the History of Science and Learning with special concentration on Islamic science and philosophy. In 1958, he returned to Iran to teach at Tehran University, where he was Professor of the History of Science and Philosophy. In 1962 he was visiting lecturer at Harvard University, and he taught there during the summer of 1965. During 1964-65, he was the first holder of the Agha Khan Chair of Islamic Studies at the American University of Beirut. He also served as Vice Chancellor of Tehran University and Chancellor of the Arya-Mehr University of Technology in Iran. He was the founder and first President of the Iranian Academy of Philosophy and is presently University Professor of Islamic Studies at the George Washington University, Washington D. C. and President of the Foundation for Traditional Studies. Professor Nasr has lectured in America, Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan, India, Japan, and Australia and was the first Muslim Scholar to deliver the Gifford Lectures. He is the author of over twenty-five books and five hundred articles in Persian, English, Arabic and French. His works have appeared in more than ten languages. His important contribution is three generations of scholars he has trained in the course of his fifty-year scholarly career in Iran and the West.

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