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Studies in Islamic Painting

Author : Ernst J. Grube
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A collection of studies, published over three decades, which deal with the materials, issues and problems of Islamic painting ranging from 10th-century Egypt, Ottoman Turkey to 19th-century Persia.

Studies in Islamic Art

Author : Ralph H. Pinder-Wilson
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This volume brings together twenty-four of Ralph Pinder-Wilson's studies on Islamic art, published over thirty years. These deal mainly with the decorative arts - lustre pottery, bronze, jade and glass - a field in which the author is an eminent authority. The objects covered range from early Islamic glass and lustre ware to the ivories produced in Norman Sicily and later Persian bronzes. The art of Mughal India and Afghanistan is also covered, in a number of important studies on manuscripts produced for Persian and Mughal rulers from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Two major papers reprinted here range outside the usual field of the art historian. The first, a study of the Malcolm celestial globe, explores the history and iconography of Islamic depictions of the constellations; the second, a study of the Persian garden from the Achaemenid to the Qajar period, explores the textual evidence, and discusses the influence of this type of garden on the visual arts. Preface The Illuminations in the Cairo Moshe b.-Asher Codex of the Prophets A Persian Translation of the Mahabharata: a Note on the Miniatures Persian Painting of the Fifteenth Century An illustrated Mughal Manuscript from Ahmadabad Three illustrated Manuscripts of the Mughal Period Tughras of Suleyman the Magnificent The Minaret of Mas'ud III at Ghazni Le Mihrab decore de Darra-i-Shakh A Persian jade Cup An inscribed jade Cup from Samarqand: Glass in China during the T'ang Period Cut glass Vessels from Mesopotamia Two drinking Flasks from Asia An early Fatimid Bowl decorated in Lustre A lustre relief Dish of the early Islamic Period An ivory Casket from Norman Sicily The Reliquary of St. Petroc and the Ivories of Norman Sicily A silver Ladle and Amulet Case An Islamic Ewer in Sasanian Style Two Persian bronze Buckets A Persian bronze Mortar of the Mongol Period The Persian Garden: Bagh and Chahar Bagh The Malcolm Celestial Globe Additional Notes Index.

Islamic Art V

Author : Ernst J. Grube
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Volume V of Islamic Art is dedicated to painting. Essays focus on a variety of topics, including the Timurid Khamseh of Nizami of 1431, the work of Muhammad Zaman, and the 14th-century 'Great Mongol Shahnamah.' This richly illustrated volume will be invaluable for anyone with an interest in the art and culture of the Middle East.

Iconography of Islamic Art

Author : O'Kane Bernard O'Kane
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People have been searching for meaning in Islamic art for centuries. Newly available in paperback, this book explores the iconography of Islamic art, presenting a diverse range of approaches to the subject.Despite this variety, there is an overarching theme: the linking of the interpretation of objects to textual sources. This results in a collection of in-depth studies of motifs as diverse as the peacock, trees, and the figure holding a cup and branch. In addition, new interpretations are presented of other objects, such as an Abuyyid metal basin or Mongol paintings.Textual sources on the Ka'ba or the use of marble provide a starting point for the examination of objects and their relationship to history. The architectural decoration of monuments from Egypt to India is analysed, and Arab and Safavid paintings are mined for meaning. Links with Christian elements in Sicily or Buddhist stupas are appraised.Generously illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in Islamic art, architecture and iconography.Key Features* Lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and line drawings* Features contributions from leading figures including Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom* Presents new interpretations of Islamic art* Integrates the study of objects and related texts

Studies in Islamic Painting and Decorative Arts

Author : Ernst J. Grube
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Studies in Islamic Painting Epigraphy and Decorative Arts

Author : Bernard O'Kane
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This lavishly illustrated volume features 19 articles by Bernard O'Kane on a wealth of topics in medieval Islamic art, from the Siyah Qalam album paintings and Arab and Persian illustrated manuscripts, to Egyptian and Iranian decorative arts, and to epigraphic developments in Persian and Arabic.

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 Chinoiserie

Author : Kadoi Yuka Kadoi
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The Mongol invasion in the thirteenth century marked a new phase in the development of Islamic art. Trans-Eurasian exchanges of goods, people and ideas were encouraged on a large scale under the auspices of the Pax Mongolica. With the fascination of portable objects brought from China and Central Asia, a distinctive, hitherto unknown style - Islamic chinoiserie - was born in the art of Iran.Highly illustrated, Islamic Chinoiserie offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic interaction between Iran and China under the Mongols. By using rich visual materials from various media of decorative and pictorial arts - textiles, ceramics, metalwork and manuscript painting - the book illustrates the process of adoption and adaptation of Chinese themes in the art of Mongol-ruled Iran in a visually compelling way. The observation of this unique artistic phenomenon serves to promote the understanding of the artistic diversity of Islamic art in the Middle Ages.Key Features*Covers various media of decorative and pictorial arts from Iran, Central Asia and China*Deals with a diverse range of issues related to the East-West artistic relationship in the Middle Ages*Features in-depth studies of style, technique and iconography in Iranian art under the Mongols*Includes 125 illustrations, 24 in colour

Studies in Chinese and Islamic Art Islamic art

Author : Basil Gray
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This second volume of Basil Gray's studies covers his work on Chinese ceramics and on Islamic art. Appropriately, Chinese ceramics proved the most potent medium in introducing Islamic artists to the motifs of Chinese painting, in view of their wide popularity in the Middle East. The articles on Islamic art were written over a period of forty years. Early studies on Persian manuscript painting of the Mongol period are followed by papers on Turkish and Indian manuscript illumination, and general studies on Chinese influence in Persian painting, and on textiles and glass.

Book In Brief Studies in Islamic Civilization

Author : Ahmed Essa
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Studies in Islamic Civilization draws upon the works of Western scholars to make the case that without the tremendous contribution of the Muslim world there would have been no Renaissance in Europe. For almost a thousand years Islam was arguably one of the leading civilizations of the world spanning a geographic area greater than any other. It eliminated social distinctions between classes and races, made clear that people should enjoy the bounties of the earth provided they did not ignore morals and ethics, and rescued knowledge that would have been lost, if not forever, then at least for centuries. The genius of its scholars triggered the intellectual tradition of Europe and for over seven hundred years its language, Arabic, was the international language of science. Strange then that its legacy lies largely ignored and buried in time. In the words of Aldous Huxley, “Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth. By simply not mentioning certain subjects... propagandists have influenced opinion much more effectively than they could have by the most eloquent denunciations.” Studies in Islamic Civilization is a compelling attempt to redress this wrong and restore the historical truths of a “golden age” that ushered in the Islamic renaissance, and as a by-product that of the West. In doing so it gives a bird’s eye view of the achievements of a culture that at its height was considered the model of human progress and development. (2010).

The Decorative Arts of Europe and the Islamic East

Author : Otto Kurz
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This selection of twenty-one essays by Professor Kurz is a unique introduction to the art and culture of Europe and the Near East from the Renaissance onwards. His examination of the flow of artistic ideas and artefacts from Europe to the Islamic world is an important contribution to the study of the spread of Western European influence in this period; at the same time the reader is made aware of the extent of European borrowings from Islamic civilization, and the importance of a shared classical heritage. Characterized by an extensive acquaintance with both European and Islamic works of art, Professor Kurz's research in this field remains of fundamental importance. This volume also includes a number of important articles on several major figures in Renaissance and Baroque art, and a study of the patronage of the Emperor Rudolf II, previously available only in a Czech translation. The preface by Professor Sir Ernst Gombrich is both an introduction and a memoir. A bibliography of Otto Kurz's publications and an index are included. The volume is illustrated with 191 plates.

The L A Mayer Memorial Studies in Islamic Art and Archeology

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The Making of Islamic Art

Author : Robert Hillenbrand
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Explores how Islamic art and architecture were made: their materials and their social, political, economic and religious context In their own words, Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair espouse 'things and thinginess rather than theories and isations'. This book's practical, down-to-earth dimension, expressed in plain, simple English, runs counter to the current fashion for theoretical explanations and their accompanying jargon. Its many insights, firmly anchored in artistic practice in architecture, painting and the decorative arts, are supported by ample technical know-how. This bottom-up approach differs radically and refreshingly from that of much top-down contemporary scholarship. It privileges the maker rather than the patron. The range is wide - mosques becoming temples; how religious buildings reflect politics; Yemeni frescoes and inscriptions; domestic Syrian 18th-century ornament; Egyptian bookbinding techniques; recycling and repair in Damascene crafts; conservation versus restoration; narrative on ceramics; metalwork with architectural motifs; lost buildings reconstructed; how objects speak;Muslim burials in China; the role of migrating potters; Mughal painting; stone carpet weights; the use of metals in Islamic manuscripts, calligraphy and modern artists' books. Key Features - Explores previously neglected practice-based approaches to Islamic art - Looks at Islamic art from the craftsman's rather than the patron's viewpoint - Covers not just the Islamic heartlands but extends to India and China, underlining the global presence of Islamic art - Presents material and sources which are usually overlooked in discussions of Islamic art - Revises conventional wisdom in fields as disparate as book painting and ceramics - Illuminates the interface of modern politics and Islamic art Robert Hillenbrand is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Art the University of Edinburgh and Professorial Fellow in the School of Art History at the University of St Andrews.

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

Author : Susan Sinclair
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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.

Studies in Islamic History

Author : Amir Hasan Siddiqi
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Islamic Visual Culture 1100 1800

Author : Oleg Grabar
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Islamic Visual Culture, 1100-1800 is the second in a set of four selections of studies by Oleg Grabar. Its focus is on the key centuries - the eleventh through fourteenth - during which the main directions of traditional Islamic art were created and developed and for which classical approaches of the History of Art were adopted. Manuscript illustrations and the arts of objects dominate the selection of articles, but there are also forays into later times like Mughal India and into definitions of area and period styles, as with the Mamluks in Egypt and the Ottomans, or into parallels between Islamic and Christian medieval arts.

Studies in Persian Art and Architecture

Author : Bernard O'Kane
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This volume gathers together all of the major articles published by the author between 1976 and 1994 on Persian art and architecture. Persia here is understood in its broadest historical sense to include not only modern Iran but also Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Topics range from in-depth studies of individual monuments to an overview of Islamic Persia's architectural heritage, and from little-known aspects of Persian painting to the relationship between nomadism and Persian palace design. The monuments and artifacts are analyzed by setting them within their historical and social context, broadening their appeal to all of those interested in the rich heritage of Islamic Persia.

Further Studies in Islamic Painting

Author : Ernst Grube
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Short description: A collection of Professor Grube's essays on the painting of the late 14th and 15th century in the Timurid empire and that of Ottoman Turkey. This is a new revised edition of the 1968 exhibition catalogue The Classical Style of Islamic Painting, which has substantially widened its focus and time span. Long description:The studies by Ernst Grube collected and reprinted in this volume are concerned with two aspects of painting in the Muslim world, that of the late 14th and 15th century in the Timurid empire, and that of Ottoman Turkey. The focal point of this volume is the new edition of the 1968 exhibition-catalogue, The Classical Style in Islamic Painting; this was a study on the origin of Timurid painting and its impact on other royal painting ateliers in the rest of the Muslim world. At that date, the author was of the opinion that the style developed in the atelier of Baysunghur Mirza ibn Shah Rukh, Timur's grandson and one of the great bibliophiles of the age, was considered a "classical" achievement by his contemporaries and the princely bibliophiles of the next two generations. Its apparent perfection led these princes and their artists to emulate its qualities and mannerisms for over two centuries. Written as a catalogue accompanying an exhibition at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York in 1968, the selection of works was restrained both by the limits of material then available, and by the fact that relatively little was then known about the bibliophile endeavours of Baysunghur's cousin, Iskandar Sultan ibn 'Umar Shaykh. As we know now, Iskandar matched, and exceeded in many ways, the achievements of Baysunghur, laying the foundation upon which much of what Baysunghur achieved was based. Taking full advantage of the materials from Iskandar's atelier which have now become available in research over the last thirty years, the original text of The Classical Style has been rewritten. No longer restrained by the framework of an exhibition, it has been largely illustrated with new material. While the original concept remains basically unaltered, his new study shifts the focus slightly, taking into account the earlier sources that illuminate the bibliophile achievement of the period. As The Classical Style in Islamic Painting has been out of print for over 25 years, this updated version should be particularly welcome. A second major study included in this volume does focus on Baysunghur, examining two manuscripts of the renowned stories of the two jackals, Kalilah and Dimnah, at the court of the Lion King; they were made for the prince within two years of each other. All the paintings in these exquisite codices are illustrated; a comparison between what would appear to be a pre-Baysunghur version with that made in the prince's own atelier leads to new insights into the problems that still surround the history of painting in that period. A third study tackles the extraordinary set of paintings probably produced in the late 19th century that are based on Baysunghur's famous Shah-namah completed in Herat in 1431. Lastly, the studies dealing with Ottoman Turkish painting range from problems of the identification of the earliest Ottoman style at the end of the 15th century, to the reaction of the Ottoman world to the Kalilah wa Dimnah stories, and the realistic contemporary interpretation of the ancient tradition of Firdausi's Shah-namah.

Arab Painting

Author : Anna Contadini
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Arab painting is treated here as a significant artistic corpus in its own right. Rejecting the traditional emphasis on individual paintings, the distinguished contributors to this volume stress the integration of text and image as a more productive theoretical framework.

The Penguin Dictionary of Islam

Author : Azim Nanji
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Islam today is a truly global faith, yet it remains somewhat of an enigma to many of us. Each and every day our newspapers are saturated with references to Islam; Quran, Taliban, Hijab, Fatwa, Allah, Sunni, Jihad, Shia, the list goes on. But how much do we really understand? Are we, in fact, misunderstanding? The Penguin Dictionary of Islam provides complete, impartial answers. It includes extensive coverage of the historical formations of the worldwide Muslim community and highlights key modern Muslim figures and events. Understanding Islam is vital to understanding our world and this text is the definitive authority, designed for both general and academic readers.