The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival

The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival
Author: Yasser Tabbaa
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN: 0295803932
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival Book Excerpt:

The transformation of Islamic architecture and ornament during the eleventh and twelfth centuries signaled profound cultural changes in the Islamic world. Yasser Tabbaa explores with exemplary lucidity the geometric techniques that facilitated this transformation, and investigates the cultural processes by which meaning was produced within the new forms. Iran, Iraq, and Syria saw the development of proportional calligraphy, vegetal and geometric arabesque, muqarnas (stalactite) vaulting, and other devices that became defining features of medieval Islamic architecture. Ultimately, the forms and themes described in this book shaped the development of Mamluk architecture in Egypt and Syria, and by extension, the entire course of North African and Andalusian architecture as well. These innovations developed and were disseminated in a highly charged atmosphere of confrontation between the Seljuk and post-Seljuk proponents of the traditionalist Sunni revival and their main opponents in Fatimid Egypt. These forms stood as visual signs of allegiance to the orthodox Abbasid caliphate and of difference from the heterodox Fatimids. Tabbaa proposes that their rapid spread throughout the Islamic world operated within a system of reciprocating, ceremonial gestures, which conveyed a new and formal language that helped negotiate the gap between the myth of a unified Sunni Islam and its actual political fragmentation. In subject matter and approach, The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival makes original contributions to the study of art, revealing that this relatively neglected sector of medieval art and architecture is of critical importance for reevaluating the entire field of Islamic studies. It challenges the essentialist and positivist approaches that still permeate the study of Islamic art, and offers a historical and semiotic alternative for exploring meaning within ruptures of change.

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

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.

Islamic Art Collections

Islamic Art Collections
Author: Karin Ådahl,Mikael Ahlund
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780700711536
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art Collections Book Excerpt:

First published in 2000 by RoutledgeCurzon, Richmond, England.

Islamic Art

Islamic Art
Author: Jonathan M. Bloom,Sheila S. Blair
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 0300243472
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art Book Excerpt:

A group of renowned scholars, collectors, artists, and curators grapple with the challenging notion of defining "Islamic art."

Islamic Art in the 19th Century

Islamic Art in the 19th Century
Author: Doris Behrens-Abouseif,Stephen Vernoit
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9004144420
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art in the 19th Century Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays provides a timely reassessment of nineteenth-century Islamic art and architecture. The essays demonstrate that the arts of that era were vibrant and diverse, making ingenious use of native traditions and materials or adopting imported conventions and new technologies. However, traditionalists, revivalists and modernists all referred in one way or another to an Islamic heritage, whether to reinvent, revive or reject it. Beginning with an historical introduction and an assessment of changing attitudes towards the visual arts the following essays provide case studies of architecture and art in Ottoman Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, sub-Saharan Africa, Iran, Central Asia, India and the Caribbean. They examine such issues as patronage, sources of artistic inspiration and responses to European art. The essays have a relevance and importance for our understanding of the societies and attitudes of that time, and have a direct bearing on the more general debate concerning cultural identity and the integration of modern ideas in the Muslim world. The book is richly illustrated with very many illustrations in black-and-white and in full colour.

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.

The Meaning of Islamic Art

The Meaning of Islamic Art
Author: Khursheed Kamal Aziz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1208
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art, Islamic
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Islamic Art Book Excerpt:

This Extensive Volume Has 9 Chapters. Religions, Art And Culture, The Book, Calligraphy, Painting, Architecture, Gardens. A Matter Of State, The Arts Of Good Living-Symbolism, Music. In Appendices, Bibliogrpahy, Index. Many Colour Illustrations.

Islamic Art and Spirituality

Islamic Art and Spirituality
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 1987-01-01
ISBN: 9780887061745
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.

Introduction to Islamic Art

Introduction to Islamic Art
Author: Shadieh Mirmobiny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 251
Release: 2009-12-26
ISBN: 9780558422127
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Islamic Art Book Excerpt:

This introduction to Islamic art and architecture reveals the essential history, culture, and religious philosophy from pre-Islamic foundations through modernity. The easily approachable text contextualizes all major art forms in the contemporary events, beliefs, and cultural developments. While providing an understanding of religious doctrine, its interpretations, and its influence on the arts, the book encourages critical thinking by introducing analytic issues, for example, defining the problematic term Islamic. Scholar and artist Shadieh Mirmobiny engages readers with the scientific achievements, cultural exchanges, and religious doctrines that shaped Islamic art. The result of five years of research and teaching, Introduction to Islamic Art presents Islam¿s rich influences in art worked through all materials, art, and architecture, both sacred and secular. Islam¿s message brought many cultures together, helped enable patrons to sponsor art, and influenced art around the world. Highlights of the text include a study of mysticism, its pre-Islamic history in the Middle East, and understanding it as an alternative perspective in Islam. The important role of women in Islamic art is also explored. Readers see how Islam's wide-ranging interactions with both Western and Far-Eastern civilizations shaped all arts and crafts, from the literary arts to glazed tiles, calligraphy, and painting. The West's reaction to Islamic art is examined with the theory of Orientalism, and the theory's application is demonstrated in the study of nineteenth-century European painting. Later, modernized influences from North Africa, Russia, and America are revealed in twentieth-century Islamic sacred architecture. And similarly, throughout modern history, European and American art has been enriched by Islamic influence. The survey concludes with the present status of Islamic art, including art in Diaspora. Appropriate for art history, history, and various humanities, Introduction to Islamic Art stimulates interest, furthers scholarly research in Islamic art, and encourages critical thinking. The well organized and highly readable chapters provide a complete survey to a broad audience.

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art
Author: Onur Öztürk,Xenia Gazi,Sam Bowker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2022-03-21
ISBN: 100055595X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art Book Excerpt:

Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art addresses how researchers can challenge stereotypical notions of Islam and Islamic art while avoiding the creation of new myths and the encouragement of nationalistic and ethnic attitudes. Despite its Orientalist origins, the field of Islamic art has continued to evolve and shape our understanding of the various civilizations of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Situated in this field, this book addresses how universities, museums, and other educational institutions can continue to challenge stereotypical or homogeneous notions of Islam and Islamic art. It reviews subtle and overt mythologies through scholarly research, museum collections and exhibitions, classroom perspectives, and artists’ initiatives. This collaborative volume addresses a conspicuous and persistent gap in the literature, which can only be filled by recognizing and resolving persistent myths regarding Islamic art from diverse academic and professional perspectives. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, museum studies, visual culture, and Middle Eastern studies.

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)

Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Early Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Jonathan M. Bloom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN: 1351942581
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

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 Literature and Culture

Islamic Art  Literature  and Culture
Author: Kathleen Kuiper Manager, Arts and Culture
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-12-20
ISBN: 1615300198
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

Discusses the art, architecture, literature, and culture of Islamic nations, including the development of Arabic calligraphy, literary elements in Islamic literature, and historic traditions of Islamic visual arts.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Peter Osier
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 1680486144
Category: Art
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 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."

Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art

Metalwork in Medieval Islamic Art
Author: Eva Baer
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0791495574
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Private Collectors of Islamic Art in Late Nineteenth Century London

Private Collectors of Islamic Art in Late Nineteenth Century London
Author: Isabelle Gadoin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2021-09-10
ISBN: 1000437000
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Private Collectors of Islamic Art in Late Nineteenth Century London Book Excerpt:

This book examines British collectors of so-called Persian art (a broad umbrella term then covering a large portion of Islamic art) in the late 19th century, including ceramics, metalwork, carpets, textiles and woodwork. Based on a foundational event, the very first exhibition of “Persian and Arab Art” held by a London Gentlemen’s Club in 1885, this book follows one generation of men, retracing the subtle shades of difference among “amateurs,” “connoisseurs,” “experts” and “collectors,” and exploring all the mechanisms of the construction of a collective fascination for the Orient. Isabelle Gadoin uncovers some of the first “scientific” analyses of Islamic objects and of the first private notebooks or exhibition catalogues, to provide an in-depth study of the way Westerners talked about Islamic objects and began to define what would become Islamic art history. All the while, Gadoin unravels the skein of Western prejudice, Romantic fancy, sincere admiration and ruthless appropriation, in art collecting, to write a new chapter of Orientalist history. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, history of collecting, colonialism and postcolonialism, and Orientalism.

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.

Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture

Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: David J. Roxburgh
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN: 9004280286
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture Book Excerpt:

Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture: Essays in Honor of Renata Holod offers innovative analyses and interpretations of both familiar and previously unpublished objects and monuments, its essays adopting the broad range of methodological approaches stimulated by Holod's research and pedagogy.

Islamic art in the Metropolitan Museum The Historical Context

Islamic art in the Metropolitan Museum  The Historical Context
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
Total Pages: 34
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic art in the Metropolitan Museum The Historical Context Book Excerpt: