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Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Author : Jonathan M. Bloom
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This volume deals with the formative period of Islamic art (to c. 950), and the different approaches to studying it. Individual essays deal with architecture, ceramics, coins, textiles, and manuscripts, as well as with such broad questions as the supposed prohibition of images, and the relationships between sacred and secular art. An introductory essay sets each work in context; it is complemented by a bibliography for further reading.

Islamic Art and Architecture 650 1250

Author : Richard Ettinghausen
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This richly illustrated book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, a time of the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar’s original text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated to take into account recent information and methodological advances. The volume focuses special attention on the development of numerous regional centers of art in Spain, North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Anatolia, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as the western and northeastern provinces of Iran. It traces the cultural and artistic evolution of such centers in the seminal early Islamic period and examines the wealth of different ways of creating a beautiful environment. The book approaches the arts with new classifications of architecture and architectural decoration, the art of the object, and the art of the book. With many new illustrations, often in color, this volume broadens the picture of Islamic artistic production and discusses objects in a wide range of media, including textiles, ceramics, metal, and wood. The book incorporates extensive accounts of the cultural contexts of the arts and defines the originality of each period. A final chapter explores the impact of Islamic art on the creativity of non-Muslims within the Islamic realm and in areas surrounding the Muslim world.

Early Islamic Art 650 1100

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Muqarnas Volume 25

Author : Gülru Necipoglu
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Muqarnas is sponsored by The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts. In Muqarnas articles are being published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Author : Peter Osier
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"The Islamic world has a rich artistic tradition, with particular strengths in calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, architecture, and the decorative arts. This reference traces the development of Islamic art and architecture from the Umayyad dynasty to the present day. Readers will learn about the art of the Fatimids, Seljuqs, Mamluks, Mongols, Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals, and more. Eye-catching photographs of gorgeous mosques, delicate manuscript paintings, and colorful ceramics give readers glimpses of the works being discussed. A great resource both for those interested in art history and those hoping to learn more about the long, rich history of Islamic culture."

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture

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The two-volume Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture bridges the gap between monograph and survey text by providing a new level of access and interpretation to Islamic art. The more than 50 newly commissioned essays revisit canonical topics, and include original approaches and scholarship on neglected aspects of the field. This two-volume Companion showcases more than 50 specially commissioned essays and an introduction that survey Islamic art and architecture in all its traditional grandeur Essays are organized according to a new chronological-geographical paradigm that remaps the unprecedented expansion of the field and reflects the nuances of major artistic and political developments during the 1400-year span The Companion represents recent developments in the field, and encourages future horizons by commissioning innovative essays that provide fresh perspectives on canonical subjects, such as early Islamic art, sacred spaces, palaces, urbanism, ornament, arts of the book, and the portable arts while introducing others that have been previously neglected, including unexplored geographies and periods, transregional connectivities, talismans and magic, consumption and networks of portability, museums and collecting, and contemporary art worlds; the essays entail strong comparative and historiographic dimensions The volumes are accompanied by a map, and each subsection is preceded by a brief outline of the main cultural and historical developments during the period in question The volumes include periods and regions typically excluded from survey books including modern and contemporary art-architecture; China, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sicily, the New World (Americas)

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Author : Moya Carey
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Provides an in-depth and diverse suvery of 1,400 years of art and architecture from ornate mosques and pottery, to calligraphy, carpets and costume

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250 1800

Author : Sheila S. Blair
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They discuss, for example, how the universal caliphs of the first six centuries gave way to regional rulers and how, in this new world order, Iranian forms, techniques, and motifs played a dominant role in the artistic life of most of the Muslim world; the one exception was the Maghrib, an area protected from the full brunt of the Mongol invasions, where traditional models continued to inspire artists and patrons. By the sixteenth century, say the authors, the eastern Mediterranean under the Ottomans and the area of northern India under the Mughals had become more powerful, and the Iranian models of early Ottoman and Mughal art gradually gave way to distinct regional and imperial styles.


Author : Oleg Grabar
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Studies in Medieval Islamic Architecture

Author : Robert Hillenbrand
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This is the first of two volumes to consider in detail the architecture of Islam, from Spain to India, from the 7th century to the present day. Hillenbrand's particular interests are Iranian buildings from the Saljuq period (11th to 12th centuries) and the Umayyad monuments in the Levant (660-750 AD). This volume considers the architecure of Cordoba, Syria, Pakistan and Britain and America and includes Islamic and Oriental art, The second volume, predominantly concerned with Iran, is also available. Volume I Contents: Preface The Legacy of the Dome of the Rock The Ornament of the World - Cordoba A Pair of Medieval Tomb Towers in Van La dolce vita in Early Islamic Syria: the Evidence of Later Umayyad Palaces Islamic Art at the Crossroads: East and West at Mshatta Some Observations on the Use of Space in Medieval Islamic Buildings Eastern Islamic Influneces in Syria: Raqqa and Qal'at Ja'bar in the Later Twelfth Century Islamic Art, Architecture and Archaeology The Classical Heritage in Islamic Art: the Case of Medieval Architecture The Use of Spatial Devices in the Great Mosque of Cordoba Islamic Art and Architecture Political Symbolism in Early Indo-Muslim Mosque Architecture: the Case of Ajmir Qur'anic Epigraphy in Medieval Islamic Architecture Cresswell and Contemporary Central European Scholarship Turco-Iranian Elements in the Medieval Architecture of Pakistan - the Case of the Tomb of Rukn-i 'Alam at Multan Mamluk Caravansarais in Galilee The Dervish Lodge. Architecture, Art and Sufism in Ottoman Turkey Reflections on O. Aslanapa's Turkish Art and Architecture Traditional Architecture in the Arabian Peninsula Musalla Qasr Kharana re-examined Occidental Oriental: Islamic Influences in the Art of Britain and America Splendour and Austerity. Islamic Architectural Ornament. The Monument Reviews of M. Meinecke, Die Madrasa des Amir Mitqal C. Ewert and J.-P. Wisshak, Forschungen zur almohadischen Moschee. I. Vorstafen E. C. Dodd and S. Khairallah, The Image of the World.

Islamic Architecture in Cairo

Author : Doris Behrens-Abouseif
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Cairo has one of the highest concentrations of Islamic architectural treasures in the world. This introduction to the subject begins with an analysis of the Cairo's urban growth from the Islamic conquest in 641 through to the Ottoman Period and the reign of Muhammad Ali at the beginning of the 19th century. From that point, the reader is given a guided tour of the evolution of Cairo's Islamic architecture and an overview of its main styles through the investigation of monuments spanning 1200 years. The book also includes a descriptive catalogue of the major monuments from the early Islamic period through the Fatimid, Ayyubid, Bahri Mamluk, Circassian Mamluk and Ottoman periods.


Author : Oleg Grabar
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The focus of this volume, the fourth in the set of selected articles by Oleg Grabar, is what is now known as the Old City of Jerusalem. The articles selected for this volume represent nearly half a century of concern, by one of the world's foremost authorities on the subject, for this extraordinary city, for its buildings, and for the nexus of meanings associated with them.

Islamic Art Literature and Culture

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The many followers of Islam are spread around the globe from traditional lands in the Middle East and parts of Africa to metropolitan European cities. This extremely varied group of people nevertheless shares a distinct and rich style of arts, architecture, poetry, epic literature, painting, and philosophy. This book follows the intriguing history of Islamic arts and literature through the ages from the Umayyad Dynasty to the modern Islamic world.

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists, ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more. The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.

The Art and Architecture of Islam 650 1250

Author : Richard Ettinghausen
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Surveys the significant artistic and architectural works of Islamic countries from the seventh through the thirteenth centuries


Author : Markus Hattstein
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Este libro trata el desarrollo histórico de las dinastías y regiones islamicas, mostrando la diversidad de su expresión artística, desde sus muy lejanos comienzos hasta nuestros días. El rico poder creativo del arte y arquitectura islamico es claramente evidente; desde el Umayyad de Siria, al Mughal de India, desde el imperio Otomano a las contemporáneas formas de arte.

The Umayyads The Rise of Islamic Art

Author : Fawzi Zayadine
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Islamic Art and Beyond

Author : Oleg Grabar
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The articles selected for Islamic Art and Beyond, the third in the set of four selections of articles by Oleg Grabar, illustrate how the author's study of Islamic art led him in two directions for a further understanding of the arts. One is how to define Islamic art and what impulses provided it with its own peculiar forms and dynamics of growth. The other issue is that of the meanings to be given to forms like domes, so characteristic of Islamic art, or to terms like symbol, signs, or aesthetic values in the arts, especially when one considers the contemporary world.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Author : Laurelie Rae
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Laurelie Rae's splendid drawings of the interior and exterior of the monuments and the inspirational text accompanying them with a focus on historical, cultural and architectural elements will transport you to the ancient land of the Seljuks and the Ottomans.

Art and Architecture in the Islamic Tradition

Author : Mohammed Hamdouni Alami
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What is 'art' in the sense of the Islamic tradition? Mohammed Hamdouni Alami argues that Islamic art has historically been excluded from Western notions of art; that the Western aesthetic tradition's preoccupation with the human body has meant that Islamic and Western art being perceived as inherently at odds. However, the move away from this 'anthropomorphic aesthetic' in Western art movements, such as modern abstract and constructivist painting, have presented the opportunity for new ways of viewing and evaluating Islamic art and architecture. Drawing upon classical Arabic literature, philosophy, poetry, medicine and theology, along with contemporary Western art theory, the author uncovers a specific Islamic theoretical vision of art and architecture based on poetic practice, politics, desire and the 'gaze'. In so doing, he addresses the lack of recognition given to early Islamic thought and aesthetics in comparison with other historical periods and traditions. This is an important step toward a critical analysis of the contemporary debate around the revival of Islamic architectural identity- debate intricately embedded within opposing Islamic political and social projects throughout the world.