Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture: Three-Volume Set

Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture: Three-Volume Set

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Oxford University Press is proud to present the most up-to-date and comprehensive encyclopedia in this field. In three illustrated volumes with more than 1,500 entries, the Encyclopedia deals with all aspects of this important area of study, ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa as well as Europe and North America. The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture covers all subject areas including: artists,
ruler, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, painting, calligraphy, coins, textiles, and much more.

The Encyclopedia offers fully-updated articles and bibliographies that draw upon the expansive scholarship of The Dictionary of Art, as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations, and color plates. This exciting reference work is accessible to scholars, students, and general readers, making it a reliable and essential resource covering this topic of burgeoning importance in world history and the visual arts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2124 pages
  • 209 x 272 x 127mm | 5,218g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 900 halftones, 48 pp colour plates
  • 019530991X
  • 9780195309911
  • 2,294,194

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"This volume is everything that one has come to expect from a Grove title: literate, comprehensive, and authoritative . . . for libraries with specialized art or Islamic collections, this is essential."--Library Journal (Starred Review)

"The editors are to be saluted for the vast amount of readily accessible information contained in these three volumes."--The Art Magazine

"It is not only highly recommended for academic and larger public libraries but its survey articles and sections on history, historiography, and approaches to scholarship are required reading for graduate students, who will find especially valuable the editors' tip that 'there are dissertations waiting to be written here!'"--Booklist (Outstanding Review)

"Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair continually publish excellent resources about Islamic art and architecture for the English-speaking world. Their latest opus, The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture, is worthy to be included on their stellar list of classic works not only for being the only resource in English solely devoted to Islamic art and architecture, but also for its unparalleled scholarship."--American Reference Books Annual

"Essential. Upper-level undergraduates and above; general readers"--CHOICE

"Based on their collective and solo achievements, Bloom's and Blair's GEIAA is destined to become the definite work in the area of Islamic art and architecture, which will undoubtedly be on the shelves of all libraries."--American Reference Books Annual
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About Jonathan M. Bloom

Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair share the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair of Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. A husband-and-wife team, they study all aspects of Islamic art from the seventh century to modern times. Bloom is particularly interested in the arts of the medieval Mediterranean region as well as the
history of paper. His most recent book is Arts of the City Victorious (2007), a study of the art and architecture of the Fatimid period in North Africa and Egypt.

Blair is particularly interested in the arts of Iran and Central Asia, the Mongols, and the history of the Islamic book. Her latest book is Islamic Calligraphy (2006), for which she won several international awards. In addition to their hundreds of individual articles, reviews, and monographs, they have written or edited seven books jointly. They also served as consultants to the 3-hour documentary Islam: Empire of Faith, shown nationally on PBS, and are convenors of the Hamad bin Khalifa
Biennial Symposium on Islamic Art. Both Bloom and Blair received their Ph.D.s in Middle Eastern Studies and Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1980.
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