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Search Terms

For books on Islamic Art topics, try these keywords and phrases:

Islamic arabesques
Islamic architecture
Islamic art
Islamic art and symbolism
Islamic calligraphy
Islamic decoration and ornament
Islamic design
Islamic gardens
Islamic metal-work
Islamic rugs
Islamic textile fabrics
Islamic tiles

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Browse the Library shelves using the call numbers below for books on Islamic Art and Architecture. Browsing the Library shelves can be fun. Just remember, we may have many more ebooks on this topic, so be sure to search the Library Catalog.

N6250                  Islamic Art

NA                      Architecture

NA4050.I5            Islamic Inscriptions

NK3636.5             Islamic Calligraphy

NK3600-9990        Decorative Arts

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Search tips

Put phrases in quotes: "Islamic art"

For words with various endings, use a single asterisk: art* for art, arts, artists

Group synonyms in parentheses joined with OR: Islamic (art OR architecture)   

AND—requires both terms to be in each item returned Islamic (art AND architecture)

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Islamic Art - Selected titles at QU Library

Keyword Mapping Tools

Keyword Mapping Tools can be useful when exploring a new topic. Try using this for discovering new keywords or for broadening or narrowing your search.

Islamic Architecture - Selected titles at QU