Offers over 1,600 entries on Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central and South Asia, Africa, and Europe spanning over a thousand years of history. Recent changes in Islamic art in areas such as Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq are covered. Entries provide historical and cultural information about dynasties, art forms, artists, architecture, rulers, monuments, archaeological sites and stylistic developments. Includes over 500 illustrations of sculpture, mosaic, painting, ceramics, architecture, metalwork and calligraphy illuminate the rich artistic tradition of the Islamic world. Available through Oxford Reference.