Description : 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.
Description : "Deals with all aspects of Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Africa to Central, South, and East Asia and includes entries on artists, rulers, writers, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, calligraphy, textiles, and more"--Provided by publisher.
Description : Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner brings art, architecture and culture to life with GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition. Backed by 45 art history experts, Kleiner delivers his signature storytelling in this edition, alongside 113 new reproduction images and more that have been upgraded for color-fidelity and clarity. To elevate the experience for learners, MindTap offers an interactive ebook with zoomable images, nearly 300 videos, an audio pronunciation guide, image flashcards, quizzes, and Google Earth coordinates of significant works. MindTap also allows you to customize your course with your own images, videos and activities, and use instructor resources to simplify planning. More than a text, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE has been inspiring a love for art and its history for more than 85 years. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE WESTERN HISTORY has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of Gardner's Art through the Ages. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A CONCISE GLOBAL HISTORY, 4th Edition has been written from the ground up to create a one-semester, student-friendly introduction to art history while retaining the impeccable reliability and scholarship of GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES. This beautifully illustrated fourth edition has been updated to make it easier than ever for students to master the material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Description : For millennia the collection, distribution, and symbolism of water have played pivotal roles in the lands where Islam has flourished. This book is the first to address this important subject. A diverse spectrum of scholars covers a wide range of topics: from the revelation of Islam in the 7th century to today’s conservation and development issues, from watering oases in the Moroccan desert to the flooded plains of Bengal. Copiously illustrated with beautiful color photographs and newly drawn plans and maps, this book will provoke readers to appreciate and acknowledge the essential, if often invisible and transitory, roles that water played in the arts of the Islamic lands and beyond.
Description : While the impact of the Persian style is undeniably reflected in most aspects of the art and architecture of Islamic Central Asia, this Perso-Central Asian connection was chiefly formed and articulated by the Euro-American movement of collecting and interpreting the art and material culture of the Persian Islamic world in modern times. This had an enormous impact on the formation of scholarship and connoisseurship in Persian art, for instance, with an attempt to define the characteristics of how the Islamic art of Iran and Central Asia should be viewed and displayed at museums, and how these subjects should be researched in academia. This important historical fact, which has attracted scholarly interest only in recent years, should be treated as a serious subject of research, accepting that the abstract image of Persian art was not a pure creation of Persian civilization, but that it can be the manifestation of particular historical times and charismatic individuals. Attention should therefore be given to various factors that resulted in the shaping of “Persian” imagery across the globe, not only in terms of national ideologies, but also within the context of several protagonists, such as scholars, collectors and dealers, as well as of the objects themselves. This volume brings together Islamic Iranian and Central Asian art experts from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds, and intends to offer a novel insight into what is collectively known as Persian art.
Description : This book covers new ground on the diffusion and transmission of geographical knowledge that occurred at critical junctures in the long history of the Silk Road. Much of twentieth-century scholarship on the Silk Road examined the ancient archaeological objects and medieval historical records found within each cultural area, while the consequences of long-distance interaction across Eurasia remained poorly studied. Here ample attention is given to the journeys that notions and objects undertook to transmit spatial values to other civilizations. In retracing the steps of four major circuits right across the many civilizations that shared the Silk Road, "The Journey of Maps and Images on the Silk Road" traces the ways in which maps and images surmounted spatial, historical and cultural divisions.
Description : The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art (GENR) deals with all aspects of Northern Renaissance art ranging from artists, architecture, and patrons, to the cities and centres of production vital to the flourishing of art in this period. Drawing upon the unsurpassed scholarship in The Dictionary of Art and adding dozens of new entries, GENR is a comprehensive reference resource on this important area.
Description : Tracing its origins and development, Bloom reveals that the Minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to prayer, was actually invented some two centuries later to be a visible symbol of Islam. From early Islam to the modern world, and from Iran, Egypt, Turkey and India to West and East Africa, the Yemen and Southeast Asia, this richly illustrated book is a sweeping tour of the minaret's position as the symbol of Islam.