The Wade Photo Archive

The greater part of this collection of examples of Islamic decorative art consists of my own photographs, gathered in a series of trips to many of the principle Islamic regions over a twenty-year period. This photo-archive, then, is made up of material from eight distinct regions, each of which had its own historical and stylistic development. There is no single Islamic style, but there is a strong emphasis throughout on pattern and on the decorative arts in general. This has always been the focus of my own interest in the broad subject of Islamic art and architecture.