Studies in Islamic art and architecture

in honour of Professor K. A. C. Creswell.
  • 291 Pages
  • 1.54 MB
  • English
Published for the Center for Arabic Studies by the American University in Cairo Press , Cairo]
Art, Islamic, Architecture, Is
StatementContributions by C. L. Geddes [and others.
ContributionsCreswell, Keppel Archibald Cameron, 1879-, Geddes, C. L. 1928-
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 291p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23372152M

This is the second of two volumes which consider in detail the art and architecture of Islam, from Spain to India, from the 7th century to the present day. This volume reflects Hillenbrand's principal interest: the architecture of Iran during the Seljuq period (11th to 12th centuries).Author: Robert Hillenbrand.

Supported by a glossary of Islamic terms, a time line, and maps, this book traces the architecture, calligraphy, book illumination, painting, ceramics, textiles, and metalwork of a vastly accomplished and influential civilization/5.

Robert Hillenbrand, Professor of Islamic Art at Edinburgh University, is an acknowledged world expert on Islamic art and architecture/5(2). Islam & the Media; Islamic Art & Architecture; Islamic Economics & Finance; Islamic & Middle Eastern History; Islamic Law; Islamic Literature; Islamic Philosophy; Scottish Studies.

Scottish Archeology; Scottish Book History; Scottish Education; Scottish History Post; Scottish History Pre; Scottish Identity & Nation. Islamic architecture has had a wide distribution and large number of variants, but is astonishing still distinguishable as Islamic and generally categorized along the same lines as other Islamic styles by laymen.

Persian architecture incorporates many Arab styles, notably the arabesque motif and more specifically some Syrian styles. The studies collected in this volume, some of them rather difficult to access, date mostly from the last fifteen years and focus primarily on Persian book painting of the 14th to the early 16th centuries.

In this period, Iran dominated the art of book pai. 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 Brand: Yale University Press.

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

the study of architecture, urbanism, visual arts, and conservation in the Islamic world. Thus, we hope that this booklet will constitute a step in promoting the objectives of [email protected], and we look for-ward to your feedback in preparing future issues of this new series.

Nasser Rabbat Aga Khan Professor of Islamic ArchitectureFile Size: 2MB. ArchNet, an online community for architects and scholars with a special focus onthe Islamic world, based at MIT, features a virtual library of digitized books, journals, reference tools, as well as thousands of images of architecture in the Islamic world.

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For general guidance on art historical research at Harvard, see also the Guide to Research Author: Andras Riedlmayer. Islamic art and architecture of the Indian Subcontinent (eg Dehli Sultanate or Mughal India) is not covered at all in this book.

It has a good sampling of pictures in colour of especially major architectural monuments. I think the strength of this book is especially strong as an introduction to Islamic by:   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. Synopsis. Covering a thousand years of history and an area stretching from the Atlantic to the borders of India and China, this text is a guide to the arts of Islam.

From the supreme confidence of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem to the scores of exquisite buildings of /5(17). Five essays explore aspects of aesthetics in classical Islamic thought in light of contemporary theories, offering new perspectives on Islamic art and architecture with examples ranging from the Qur'an and the Alhambra to the works of present day artists and philosophers.

Tracing the roots of Islamic aesthetics back to the works of the philosophers of the Middle Ages such as Avicenna and. Additional Physical Format: Online version: American University at Cairo. Center for Arabic Studies. Studies in Islamic art and architecture. Cairo] Published for the Center for Arabic Studies by the American University in Cairo Press, Islamic Art generally refers to work made beginning in the 7th century, a period when the Islamic faith was first developing under the prophet Muhammad, in regions in which Islam was the dominant religion.

While Islam shares the prophetic tradition of Judaism and Christianity, the monotheistic religion has its own tenets and rituals, such as the belief in Allah as the one god and Muhammad as.

Islam was a religious and cultural force, and one important idea impacts almost all Islamic art and architecture. Out of respect for Allah, or God, no images of living creatures are depicted.

In this new book, Revolution and its Discontents, Political Thought and Reform in Iran (Cambridge University Press, ), Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi’s (of Goldsmiths University of London) studies the rise and evolution of reformist political thought in Iran and analyses the complex network of publications, study circles.

Robert Hillenbrand is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at Edinburgh University. He is the author of over a hundred publications and an acknowledged world authority on Islamic art and architecture. show more/5().

The MSt in Islamic Art and Archaeology is a one-year degree that aims to provide tailor-made courses in order to train you for research on the history of Islamic art, archaeology and architecture (to circa ). Islamic art encompasses visual arts produced from the seventh century onwards by culturally Islamic populations.

Islamic art is not art of a specific religion, time, place, or of a single medium. Instead it spans some years, covers many lands and populations, and includes a range of artistic fields including architecture, calligraphy.

Olga Bush (Ph. D., Institute of Fine Arts, NYU) is Visiting Scholar of Islamic art and architecture at Vassar College.

She has received national and international awards for her work on medieval Muslim Spain, cross-cultural interaction in the medieval Mediterranean, and modern European and American Orientalism, publishing numerous articles and co-editing, with Avinoam Shalem, Gazing Otherwise.

Islamic art and architecture, works of art and architecture created in countries where Islam has been dominant and embodying Muslim precepts in its themes. Background In the century after the death (AD ) of the prophet Muhammad, his Arab followers spread his teachings through Egypt and N Africa, as far west as Spain, and as far east as.

Hillenbrand is the top man on Islamic art in Britain today and in the past he has ranged extremely widely in his more specialist studies on Islamic art and architecture. His general book.

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This beautiful book surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era. Conceived as a sequel to The Art and Architecture of Islam:by Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar, the book follows the general format of the first volume.

Islamic Studies Islamic Art/Architecture Search and scholars with a special focus on the Islamic world, based at MIT, features a virtual library of digitized books, journals, reference tools, as well as thousands of images of architecture in the Islamic world.

The Fine Arts Library's visual collections contain more thanThe International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) publishes bi-annually, peer-reviewed articles on the urban design and planning, architecture and landscape architecture of the historic Islamic world, encompassing the Middle East and parts of Africa and Asia, but also the more recent geographies of Islam in its global main emphasis is on the detailed analysis of the.

Like other aspects of Islamic culture, Islamic art was a result of the accumulated knowledge of local environments and societies, incorporating Arabic, Persian, Mesopotamian and African traditions, in addition to Byzantine inspirations.

Islam built on this knowledge and developed its own unique style, inspired by three main elements. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology sponsors scholarly works on the history of Islamic art and architecture.

Its major publication is Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World. Muqarnas is a lively forum of discussion among scholars and students in the West and in the Islamic world.

Robert Hillenbrand is the author of Islamic Art and Architecture ( avg rating, ratings, 10 reviews, published ), Islamic Architecture ( a 4/5.

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Islamic Art & Architecture Oxford Art Online Provides a single portal for searching across several major art encyclopedias and dictionaries, including Grove Art Online, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art : Alice Whiteside.Islamic Art, Architecture, & Culture Center for Middle Eastern Studies, The University of Texas at Austin Instructor: Doctor Carel Bertram Gender, Space, Architecture.

The Art of the Islamic Book, – Harvard University Instructor: Professor David Roxburgh.Coptic and Islamic Studies; Egypt Guidebooks; Fiction in Translation; his relations with the patriarchs in Alexandria, and the life in his monastic system.

Other studies deal with the art, architecture, and archaeology of the two great monasteries that he founded and the archaeological and artistic heritage of the region. Hellenistic.