Following the Stars
Images of the Zodiac in Islamic Art
|Publication Date:||Sep 2013|
| Publisher:||Yale University Press|
| Book Format:||Paperback|
|List Price:||USD $40.00|
| Book Description: |
The Following the Stars: Images of the Zodiac in Islamic Art catalogue accompanies an exhibition of the same name and follows the theme of astrology principally through objects from the late twelfth to fourteenth century in The Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection. In the medieval Islamic world, the science of astrology was based on a knowledge of astronomy passed on the Arabs from Greek sources and consequently translated into Arabic. During the first centuries...