The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Jonathan Bloom,Sheila S. Blair
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009
ISBN: 019530991X
Category: Islamic architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

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.

Islamic Art and Architecture 650 1250

Islamic Art and Architecture 650 1250
Author: Richard Ettinghausen,Oleg Grabar,Professor Emeritus of Islamic Art and Architecture Oleg Grabar,Marilyn Jenkins
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2003-07-11
ISBN: 9780300088694
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture 650 1250 Book Excerpt:

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.

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Gülru Neci̇poğlu,Julia Bailey
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9004173277
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

"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

Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Peter Osier
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 1680486136
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

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 photos 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

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Finbarr Barry Flood,Gulru Necipoglu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1448
Release: 2017-06-16
ISBN: 1119068576
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

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)

Inside Outside Islamic Art and Architecture

Inside Outside Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Saygin Salgirli
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-07-29
ISBN: 1501341871
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inside Outside Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

When we walk into a gallery, we have a fairly good idea where the building begins and ends; and inside, while observing a painting, we are equally confident in distinguishing between the painting-proper and its frame and borders. Yet, things are often more complicated. A building defines an exterior space just as much as an interior, and what we perceive to be ornamental and marginal to a given painting may in fact be central to what it represents. In this volume, a simple question is presented: instead of dichotomous separations between inside and outside, or exterior and interior, what other relationships can we think of? The first book of its kind to grapple with this question, Inside/Outside Islamic Art and Architecture focuses on a wide spectrum of mediums and topics, including painted manuscripts, objects, architectural decoration, architecture and urban planning, and photography. Bringing together scholars with diverse methodologies-who work on a geographical span stretching from India to Spain and Nigeria, and across a temporal spectrum from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century-this original book also poses engaging questions about the boundaries of the field.

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World  2 vol  set
Author: Susan Sinclair
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 1512
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN: 9047412079
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set Book Excerpt:

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

l orientale Collecting Displaying and Appropriating Islamic Art and Architecture in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

   l   orientale  Collecting  Displaying and Appropriating Islamic Art and Architecture in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Author: Francine Giese,Mercedes Volait,Ariane Varela Braga
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-11-04
ISBN: 9004412646
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

l orientale Collecting Displaying and Appropriating Islamic Art and Architecture in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries Book Excerpt:

The present volume offers an overview of collecting and displaying Islamic art during the long nineteenth century. A section of the volume focuses on the figure of the Swiss collector Henri Moser Charlottenfels. Special attention is given to little-known collections in Eastern Europe and beyond. L’ouvrage fournit un panorama du collectionnisme d’art islamique au cours du long XIXe siècle, en mettant l’accent sur la figure d’Henri Moser Charlottenfels et des collections méconnues situées en Europe central, et au-delà.

Islamic Art and Architecture in the European Periphery

Islamic Art and Architecture in the European Periphery
Author: Barbara Kellner-Heinkele,Joachim Gierlichs,Brigitte Heuer
Publsiher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9783447057530
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture in the European Periphery Book Excerpt:

Mainly rev. papers from an international symposium held Sept. 17-21, 2004 in Berlin.

An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture

An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Oleg Grabar
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 161
Release: 1985-06-01
ISBN: 9789004076112
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Annual on Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Oleg Grabar, On Catalogues, Exhibitions, and Complete Works; Jonathan M. Bloom, The Mosque of the Qarafa in Cairo; Leonor Fernandes, The Foundation of Baybars al-Jashankir: Its Waqf, History, and Architecture; Howard Crane, Some Archaeological Notes on Turkish Sardis; Nancy Shatzman Steinhardt, Siyah Qalem and Gong Kai: An Istanbul Album Painter and a Chinese Painter of the Mongolian Period; Do?gan Kuban, The Style of Sinan's Domed Structures; Yasser Tabbaa, Bronze Shapes in Iranian Ceramics of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries; Mehrdad Shokoohy and Natalie H. Shokoohy, The Architecture of Baha al-Din Tughrul in the Region of Bayana, Rajasthan; Glenn D. Lowry, Humayun's Tomb: Form, Function, and Meaning in Early Mughal Architecture; Peter Alford Andrews, The Generous Heart or the Mass of Clouds: The Court Tents of Shah Jahan; Priscilla P. Soucek, Persian Artists in Mughal India: Influences and Transformations; A.J. Lee, Islamic Star Patterns;

Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Early Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Jonathan M. Bloom,Lawrence I. Conrad
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Early Islamic Art and Architecture 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.

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions  2 volumes
Author: Leslie D. Ross
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 395
Release: 2009-06-04
ISBN: 0313342873
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Architecture of the World s Religions 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

Two abundantly illustrated volumes offer a vibrant discussion of how the divine is and has been represented in art and architecture the world over. • 200 illustrations, including floor plans of churches, synagogues, and temples bring the discussions of art and architecture to life • An extensive bibliography enables further research

Art and Architecture in the Islamic Tradition

Art and Architecture in the Islamic Tradition
Author: Mohammed Hamdouni Alami
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2013-12-20
ISBN: 0857731750
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Architecture in the Islamic Tradition Book Excerpt:

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, and the ban on the representation of the human body in Islam, has meant that Islamic and Western art have been 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. This book questions the very idea of art predicated on the anthropocentric bias of classical art, and the corollary 'exclusion' of Islamic art from the status of art. It addresses a central question in post-classical aesthetic theory, in as much as the advent of modern abstract and constructivist painting have shown that art can be other than the representation of the human body; that art is not neutral aesthetic contemplation but it is fraught with power and violence; and that the presupposition of classical art was not a universal truth but the assumption of a specific cultural and historical set of practices and vocabularies. Based on close readings of classical Islamic 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, cosmology and desire. In particular it traces the effects of decoration and architectural planning on the human soul as well as the centrality of the gaze in this poetic view - in Arabic 'nazar'- while examining its surprising similarity to modern theories of the gaze. Through this double gesture, moving critically between two traditions, the author brings Islamic thought and aesthetics back into the realm of visibility, addressing the lack of recognition 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 - a debate intricately embedded within opposing Islamic political and social projects throughout the world.

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Islamic Art and Spirituality
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1987-02-12
ISBN: 9780887061752
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Spirituality Book Excerpt:

This is the first book in the English language to deal with the spiritual significance of Islamic art including not only the plastic arts, but also literature and music. Rather than only dealing with the history of the various arts of Islam or their description, the author relates the form, content, symbolic language, meaning, and presence of these arts to the very sources of the Islamic revelation. Relying upon his extensive knowledge of the Islamic religion in both its exoteric and esoteric dimensions as well as the various Islamic sciences, the author relates Islamic art to the inner dimensions of the Islamic revelation and the spirituality which has issued from it. He brings out the spiritual significance of the Islamic arts ranging from architecture to music as seen, heard, and experienced by one living within the universe of the Islamic tradition. In this work the reader is made to understand the meaning of Islamic art for those living within the civilization which created it.

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 Vol Set

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World  2 Vol  Set
Author: Susan Sinclair
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 1512
Release: 2012-04-03
ISBN: 9004170588
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 Vol Set Book Excerpt:

Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Issam El-Said,Tarek El-Bouri
Publsiher: Ithaca Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Issam El-Said pinpoints the rules of composition that form the basis of the geometric concepts of Islamic art. He then shows how intricate patterns are based on these basic principles. Fully illustrated in three colors to show the development of the patterns, this book offers an insight into how craftsmen and designers in the Muslim world achieved monumental feats of artistic expression using the simplest of tools. Chapter I presents graphical analyses of numerous complex patterns, to reveal the numerical rationale behind them. In Chapter II, the author analyses the system of measure used in ancient Egypt, before the use of numbers for calculating measurements. He shows how measuring cords and a geometric method based on a grid-pattern originating from the circle were employed by master craftsmen in the design of Islamic art and architecture. The book offers an insight into how craftsmen and designers in the Muslim world have achieved monumental feats of artistic expression with harmony and precision, using the simplest of tools such as a ruler, a string and templates, together with a system of measure that is both simple and sophisticated.

Islamic Art

Islamic Art
Author: Barbara Brend
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780674468665
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art Book Excerpt:

Traces the development of classic Islamic art from the seventh through the twentieth century, and looks at its aesthetic principles, themes, and imagery

Arts of the City Victorious

Arts of the City Victorious
Author: Jonathan M. Bloom,Professor of Islamic Art Jonathan M Bloom
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2007
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Arts of the City Victorious Book Excerpt:

"Fatimid art and architecture has always been somewhat anomalous in the history of islamic art because of the direction it grew (west to east), subject matter (figural at a time when geometry and the arabesque were developing elsewhere), and unusually rich and precise documentation in royal and popular accounts. Whereas earlier studies treated the two and a half centuries of Fatimid art and architecture as a single category, this book is the first to show how they grew and evolved over time."--BOOK JACKET.

English language Graduate Programs in Islamic Art and Architecture

English language Graduate Programs in Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 199?
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

English language Graduate Programs in Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Islam in Historical Perspective

Islam in Historical Perspective
Author: Alexander Knysh
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2015-09-30
ISBN: 1317347129
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam in Historical Perspective Book Excerpt:

Islam in Historical Perspective integrates history of Islamic societies with discussion of how Muslim scriptures, laws, moral values and myths have shaped lives and thought of individual Muslims and various Muslim communities from the rise of Islam until today. It provides carefully selected historical and scriptural evidence that enables readers to form a comprehensive balanced vision of Islam's evolution. Author Alexander Knysh shows Muslims have made sense of their life experiences by constantly interpreting and re-interpreting Islam's foundational ideas in accordance with ever-changing social and political conditions. In addition to the combined historical and chronological approach, the author offers in-depth discussions of intellectual dialogues and struggles within Islamic tradition. He shows Islam to be a social and political force, while addressing Muslim devotional practices, artistic creativity and structures of everyday life and provides a wealth of historical anecdotes and quotations from original sources that are designed to illustrate principal points.