“The Concept of Beauty from Plotinus to St. Augustine and Ghazzali, and Art of Abstraction in Medieval Eastern Mediterranean”

2008-01-31
Peker, Ali Uzay
This paper is going to venture the established notion of “Islamic aesthetics” understood as a non-historical and distinct cultural entity. Scholars of Islamic aesthetics occasionallyrefer to Greek art theory as a precursor but there has been no stimulating attempt todemonstrate the continuity from ancient to medieval art theory in eastern Mediterranean.