A Dictionary of Terms in Arab and Islamic Art" that has been published by Maktabah Lebanon Nashiron,

A Dictionary of Terms in Arab and Islamic Art" that has been published by Maktabah Lebanon Nashiron,

In the introduction of her book "A Dictionary of Terms in Arab and Islamic Art" that has been published by Maktabah Lebanon Nashiron, Professor Safa Lutfi says: Arab and Islamic art has always been researched as a drawn or graved art and from an artistic or historical perspective but all that is written rarely searches for Arab and Islamic art in terms of its terminology and definition. Thus, these studies did not delve into the study of the techniques, arts, and innovations that appeared in Arab and Islamic art, and the ideas and values ​​that accompanied them. The studies did not deal with anything else except in rare ways. Thus Arab and Islamic art were studied, as well as its craftsmanship, techniques, and the diversities of its forms and styles, and some aesthetic theories that concern about it were discussed. However, such studies refrained from penetrating beyond that to an attempt to discover (its identity) and define its terminology (as an art) from the arts, and the aesthetics, ideas, and philosophies that accompanied it whose axes were coherent (spatially) in all parts of our motherland (the Arab world). This is exactly what motivated me to intend to study Arab and Islamic art in a new study that differs in its methodology, purposes, and fields from what others are accustomed to. Thus, I intend to study design aesthetics in Arab and Islamic art, architecture, and decoration. From all that, I tried to dive into this artistic reservoir, which is full of creativity and originality. Thus, this study is concerned with studying the terms of Arab and Islamic art and the vocabulary of this art and the technical and design foundations that accompanied it as well as the foundations of formation of Arab and Islamic art and the accompanying aesthetics and ideas. The dictionary provides the reader with a definition of Arab and Islamic artistic and intellectual terms. In conclusion, what was said remains less than what is going to be said in the future regarding Arab and Islamic art, of course.

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