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The Iconography of Islamic Art

Studies in Honour of Robert Hillenbrand
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Islam, Islamic studies, Religious subjects depicted in art, Islam - General, Art & Art Instruction, Art, History - General, Art / Ge
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This book explores the iconography of Islamic art and presents a diverse range of approaches. 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.

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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 by: 3. This book explores the iconography of Islamic art, presenting a diverse The Iconography of Islamic Art book of approaches to the subject.

eISBN: Subjects: Religion × Close Overlay. Table of Contents. YOUR INSTITUTION DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THIS BOOK ON JSTOR Try searching on JSTOR for other items related to this. The only scholar who has devoted a good number of studies to Islamic iconography is Richard Ettinghausen; out of his many valuable works I shall mention especially "Hil ā l in Islamic Art," in The Encyclopaedia of Islam, new ed.

(Leiden, –), with a thorough historical survey; "Persian Ascension Miniatures of the Fourteenth Century," in. 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 : $ of the book) is a bibliography of iconography in Islamic art organized according to general background and specific thematic studies.

The general references are subdivided into four further sections (iconoclasm, iconography, Islam, and Islamic art), while the specific titles are listed by scores of alphabetically-ordered subhead. This generously illustrated book explores the iconography of Islamic art from an illuminating range of perspectives.

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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. Get this from a library. The iconography of Islamic art: studies in honour of Robert Hillenbrand. [Robert Hillenbrand; Bernard O'Kane;] -- "The search for meaning in Islamic art is of enduring interest. This book explores the iconography of Islamic art and presents a diverse range of approaches." "Despite this variety, there is an.

The essays in The Iconography of Islamic Art complement Hillenbrand's impressive breadth and depth of interests, reflective of a range and an approach to the field of Islamic art and architecture that can no longer be attained by any one individual, at a time when increased specialization, within circumscribed regional and chronological.

This book explores the iconography of Islamic art, presenting a diverse range of approaches to the subject. Much material is covered, the articles are in general of high quality and interest, the footnotes full of spurs to further work. The cover blurb states: ‘The search for meaning in Islamic art is of enduring interest’, but it is clear that ‘Iconography’, even defined as ‘meaning in art’, covers a bewilderingly wide range of : Oliver Watson.

Islamic state, an Islamic philosophy, an Islamic law, an Islamic society, nor an Islamic political or economic organization. Just as surely as these aspects of Islamic culture may be rightly seen as Qur’¥nic in basis and motivation, in implementation and goal, the arts of Islamic civilization should also be viewed as aesthetic expres.

ICONOGRAPHY. A discussion of the iconography of Islamic art must begin by defining the essential components or elements of this art and their application. Next, it is important to address the question of whether traditional iconography has changed in the modern Islamic world, or remained the same since the late seventh century (with the building [ ].

History of Iconography. Despite many classic studies on the subject matter of art works, Ripa is the pivotal study in the history of iconography.

This was followed by a number of significant late 16th-century work, including AlciatiBolzaniand Cartari It was not until the start of the 20th century that interest was turned once again toward the subject.

The Iconography of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert HillenbrandEdited by Bernard O’Kane The Iconography of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert HillenbrandEdited by Bernard O’Kane Watson, Oliver bo o k re vie w s for control is seen as a main reason, amongst a few others, that weakened the movement and perhaps contributed Author: Watson, Oliver.

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An Egyptologist and art historian who has specialized in the history of ancient Egyptian art for more than three decades. After retirement as a curator in the Museum of Cultures, Basel, now active in the international working group Textiles of the Nile Valley (Late Antique, Byzantine, and Islamic iconography)Author: Maya Müller.

– Bas Snelders, in: Eastern Christian Art 9 (), [DOI: /ECA] "[This book] deserves to be seen as THE book of the dragon in early and medieval Islamic art, and it will remain a must-be-consulted tool for searching reliable references on the iconography of Islamic art in general but the dragon in particular."Cited by: 9.

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This volume deals with the formative period of Islamic art (to c. ), 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.

Thankfully, this kind of doublethink is now being questioned. The foremost expert on the subject is Christiane Gruber, a professor of Islamic art at the University of Michigan. Her recent book The Praiseworthy One: The Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Texts and Images (Indiana University Press) is the.

This generously illustrated book explores the iconography of Islamic art from an illuminating range of perspectives. An overarching theme connects these varied approaches, linking the interpretation of objects to textual sources. The result is a collection of revealing studies of motifs as diverse as the peacock, trees, and the figure holding a.

The traditional focus on early Islamic art has often obscured the specific contexts of the production of particular artworks. The famous wall paintings at the bath and audience hall of Qusayr ʿAmra and the floor mosaics at Khirbat al-Mafjar provide an opportunity for reconsidering how early Islam responded to encounters with visual and intellectual cultures of Late Antiquity.

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic by Susan Sinclair.

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2 vols. Leiden, ()A well-organized bibliography of books and articles on all aspects of Islamic art and architecture published from throughcovering publications in all European languages (except Turkish).Author: Andras Riedlmayer. In its exploration of selected works, the book juxtaposes images of each object with enlarged details--details that might otherwise be virtually invisible to the naked eye--affording surprising comparisons between seemingly unrelated pieces and offering a rare multifaceted view of the art, technique, and iconography of some of the Islamic world /5(27).