Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Early Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Jonathan M. Bloom
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 469
Release: 2017-05-15
ISBN 10: 1351942581
ISBN 13: 9781351942584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Early Islamic Art and Architecture Book Review:

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

Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Robert Hillenbrand
Publsiher: Thames & Hudson
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1999-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780500203057
ISBN 13: 0500203059
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture Book Review:

A guide to the architecture, calligraphy, ceramics, and other arts of Islam covers a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China

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 10: 1119068576
ISBN 13: 9781119068570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture Book Review:

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)

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 10: 9780300088694
ISBN 13: 0300088698
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture 650 1250 Book Review:

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.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Issam El-Said,Tarek El-Bouri
Publsiher: Ithaca Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822018971283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture Book Review:

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.

Muqarnas

Muqarnas
Author: Oleg Grabar
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 197
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9789004081550
ISBN 13: 9004081550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muqarnas Book Review:

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 ;

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250 1800

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250 1800
Author: Sheila S. Blair,Jonathan M. Bloom
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 1996-09-25
ISBN 10: 9780300064650
ISBN 13: 0300064659
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250 1800 Book Review:

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.

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 10: 9004412646
ISBN 13: 9789004412644
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture

Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: David J. Roxburgh
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2014-11-14
ISBN 10: 9004280286
ISBN 13: 9789004280281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture Book Review:

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 and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Henri Stierlin,Anne Stierlin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780500511008
ISBN 13: 0500511004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture Book Review:

More than five hundred full-color illustrations and reproductions capture a panoramic array of Islamic art and architecture in a study that examines the sources, forms, themes, and symbolism of Islamic artistry, as exemplified in mosques, palaces, landscape architecture, caligraphy, miniature painting, tapestries and textiles, and other artforms.

Architecture of the Islamic West

Architecture of the Islamic West
Author: Jonathan M. Bloom
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN 10: 0300218702
ISBN 13: 9780300218701
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Architecture of the Islamic West Book Review:

An authoritative survey situating some of the Western world’s most renowned buildings within a millennium of Islamic history Some of the most outstanding examples of world architecture, such as the Mosque of Córdoba, the ceiling of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, the Giralda tower in Seville, and the Alhambra Palace in Granada, belong to the Western Islamic tradition. This architectural style flourished for over a thousand years along the southern and western shores of the Mediterranean—between Tunisia and Spain—from the 8th century through the 19th, blending new ideas with local building practices from across the region. Jonathan M. Bloom’s Architecture of the Islamic West introduces readers to the full scope of this vibrant tradition, presenting both famous and little-known buildings in six countries in North Africa and southern Europe. It is richly illustrated with photographs, specially commissioned architectural plans, and historical documents. The result is a personally guided tour of Islamic architecture led by one of the finest scholars in the field and a powerful testament to Muslim cultural achievement.

Islamic Art

Islamic Art
Author: Luca Mozzati
Publsiher: Prestel Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 9783791385662
ISBN 13: 3791385666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art Book Review:

This gorgeous survey of art from the Islamic world covers three continents and fourteen centuries. From its birth in the 7th century through modern times, the Islamic religion has inspired glorious works of art. This stunning book includes more than four hundred reproductions of treasures of Islamic art that span the world: from southern Europe, along the entire Mediterranean basin to sub-Saharan Africa through the Middle East, India, and Central Asia. Arranged geographically, the objects include paintings, miniatures, ceramics, calligraphy, textiles, carpets, and metal works. Each region is given a thorough introduction that offers historical context and extensive descriptions of its artifacts. Accompanying essays offer guidance in interpreting the many themes that tie these works together, including typology, calligraphy, and religious beliefs. With its large format, exquisite reproductions, and extensive research, this book is a thorough introduction to the Islamic artistic tradition.

Islamic Art and Architecture

Islamic Art and Architecture
Author: Laurelie Rae
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2015-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781935295815
ISBN 13: 1935295810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Architecture Book Review:

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.

Islamic Art and Beyond

Islamic Art and Beyond
Author: Oleg Grabar
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780860789260
ISBN 13: 0860789268
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art and Beyond Book Review:

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.

Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art Architecture

Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art   Architecture
Author: Robert Field
Publsiher: Tarquin Publications
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9781899618224
ISBN 13: 1899618228
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geometric Patterns from Islamic Art Architecture Book Review:

With its concentration on geometrical forms, Islamic design offers a rich source of patterns. Many are taken Moorish Spain and the traditional sites of the Middle East and North Africa, but this book also includes patterns which have been used in mosques in Great Britain.

Stealing from the Saracens

Stealing from the Saracens
Author: Diana Darke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 1787385108
ISBN 13: 9781787385108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stealing from the Saracens Book Review:

Against a backdrop of Islamophobia, Europeans are increasingly airbrushing from history their cultural debt to the Muslim world. But this legacy lives on in some of Europe's most recognizable buildings, from Notre-Dame Cathedral to the Houses of Parliament. This beautifully illustrated book reveals the Arab and Islamic roots of Europe's architectural heritage. Diana Darke traces ideas and styles from vibrant Middle Eastern centers like Damascus, Baghdad and Cairo, via Muslim Spain, Venice and Sicily into Europe. She describes how medieval crusaders, pilgrims and merchants encountered Arab Muslim culture on their way to the Holy Land; and explores more recent artistic interaction between Ottoman and Western cultures, including Sir Christopher Wren's inspirations in the "Saracen" style of Gothic architecture. Recovering this long yet overlooked history of architectural "borrowing," Stealing from the Saracens is a rich tale of cultural exchange, shedding new light on Europe's greatest landmarks.

Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World

Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World
Author: Gharipour Mohammad Gharipour
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2019-07-30
ISBN 10: 147446842X
ISBN 13: 9781474468428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World Book Review:

This major reference work covers all aspects of architectural inscriptions in the Muslim world: the artists and their patrons, what inscriptions add to architectural design, what materials were used, what their purpose was and how they infuse buildings with meaning. From Spain to China, and from the Middle Ages to our own lifetime, Islamic architecture and calligraphy are inexorably intertwined. Mosques, dervish lodges, mausolea, libraries, even baths and market places bear masterpieces of calligraphy that rival the most refined of books and scrolls.

Islamic Art Architecture and Material Culture

Islamic Art  Architecture and Material Culture
Author: Margaret S. Graves
Publsiher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781407310350
ISBN 13: 1407310356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islamic Art Architecture and Material Culture Book Review:

"This collection of papers sprang from a workshop hosted in 2007 by the Centre for Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW) at the University of Edinburgh."--P. iii.

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 10: 9047412079
ISBN 13: 9789047412076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

the art and architecture of islamic cairo

the art and architecture of islamic cairo
Author: richard yeomans
Publsiher: Garnet Pub Limited
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015064722955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

the art and architecture of islamic cairo Book Review:

Since Napoleon's invasion of Egypt in 1798, the western traveller has been obsessed with the Pharaohs and Egypt's ancient past. Her Islamic culture has been largely ignored, and the pyramids have been allowed to cast a long shadow over the visual culture of Islamic Cairo, obscuring a magnificent art and architectural heritage that has lasted over a thousand years, from the building of the Mosque of Amr in the 7th century to that of Muhammad Ali in the 19th century. Cairo is full of masterpieces of medieval art and architecture, reflecting the status of Egypt as the center of several significant Muslim empires. This book redresses the cultural balance and examines the art and architectural treasures of Cairo from the Arab to the Ottoman conquests (642-1517). Set within an historical narrative, the stylistic development of the visual arts is explained within changing religious, social, and political contexts. Examples of the decorative artsâ??ceramics, glass, woodwork, metalwork, textiles, and manuscriptsâ??are examined from the Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, and other major collections in Europe and the USA. Architecture and the decorative arts are dealt with separately with detailed descriptions, illustrating how the story of Islamic art and architecture is one of continuing adaptation and change. By concentrating on Cairo's Islamic art and architecture, the author has created a study of Islamic style which is unprecedented in its historical scope. Fully illustrated with over 200 vivid photographs, plans, and elevations and a comprehensive glossary of architectural terms, this book will be essential reading for architects, designers, historians, and anyone with an appreciation of one of the world's finest and richest architectural legacies, tragically under threat.