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32 pages, Hardback
250x210mm, Portrait

Published October 2012





ISBN-10: 1906768676
ISBN-13: 9781906768676
 
Islamic Art for Children
 
This stunning book, the first of its kind, provides a simple and entertaining introduction for children to the beauty of Islamic art.

It is divided into clear sections, each consisting of the history of the particular art, such as geometric patterns, miniature painting, the art of the book, calligraphy, etc. and where such art can be found. This is coupled with activity sheets where children can make their own Islamic patterns, design an Islamic garden, familiarise themselves with traditional dress and learn how geometrics are formed.

Mary Beardwood - Author of The Children's Encyclopaedia of Arabia. Her first encounter with the Arab World was in 1978, when she and her husband went to live in Oman. Over a period of 23 years she lived in Qatar and the UAE, teaching in Arab, British, and International schools. Drawing on her long experience in teaching and her love of children, her book is the fruit of her resolve to provide a book especially for them.

Ayesha Gamiet - Ayesha Gamiet is an artist who lives and works in the South East of England. She is currently studying for a PhD in Islamic art, at the Prince's School for Traditional Arts in London. She also teaches Islamic art both within the UK and abroad.