“Western Islamic Art”
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, v. 27, no. 3 (November, 1968)
Islamic art springs from a vast geographic expanse from Spain to Indonesia and its history consists of a dynamic interchange of peoples and ideas. It is scomplex and as with the art of Europe or the Far East, reflects each political and religious moment of flux and evolves its own period of renaissance and conservatism. Western Islamic Art an exhibit opening on November 15, is an attempt to explore a fascinating part of the whole and one of the most important yet least studied areas of art history.