Early Islamic Art and Architecture

Early Islamic Art and Architecture

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 469 pages
  • 169 x 244 x 31.75mm | 1,120g
  • Variorum
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0860787052
  • 9780860787051
  • 1,312,961

Table of contents

Contents: Introduction; Notes on Arabic archaeology, Max van Berchem; The genesis of Islamic art and the problem of Mshatta, Ernst Herzfeld; 'Abbasid Lustrewares, Ernst KA1/4hnel; The lawfulness of painting in early Islam, K. A. C. Creswell; The Mosque and the Palace, Jean Sauvaget; Mihrab and 'Anazah: a study in Islamic iconography, George C. Miles; The Greek sources of Islamic scientific illustrations, Kurt Weitzmann; Deacon or drink: some paintings from Samarra re-examined, David Storm Rice; The Umayyad dome of the rock in Jerusalem, Oleg Grabar; Zandaniji identified?, D.G. Shepherd and W. Henning; The throne and banquet hall of Khirbat al-Mafjar, Richard Ettinghausen; La DolceVita in early Islamic Syria: the evidence of later Umayyad palaces, Robert Hillenbrand; The origins of the Mih'rab Mujawwaf: a reinterpretation, Estelle Whelan; Al-Ma'mun's Blue Koran?, Jonathan M. Bloom; Index.
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Review quote

'This well-illustrated collection is a must for university and college libraries.' Religion and the Arts
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About Jonathan M. Bloom

Jonathan M. Bloom, Boston College, USA Max van Berchem, Ernst Herzfeld, Ernst Kuhnel, K. A. C. Creswell, Jean Sauvaget, George C. Miles, Kurt Weitzmann, David Storm Rice, Oleg Grabar, D.G. Shepherd, W. Henning, Richard Ettinghausen, Robert Hillenbrand, Estelle Whelan, Jonathan M. Bloom.
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