DOI:10.2307/431557
Corpus ID: 192099394
The Mediation of Ornament
O. Grabar
Published 1992
Art
The author shares not only a veteran art historian's love for the sensuality of Islamic ornamentation, but also uses this art to show how ornament in general enables a direct, immediate encounter… Expand
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