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IMAGE AND MEANING IN ISLAMIC ART

edited by Robert Hillenbrand

The studies in this volume by a range of eminent experts explore aspects of Islamic art from the standpoint not of style, provenance, aesthetic quality of historical context, but of what these images mean. Individually, these studies propose new explanations of familiar material. Corporately, however, they achieve something more, for they demonstrate a range of complementary techniques of interpretation, thereby mapping out directions for future iconographic analyses of Islamic art.

Two contributions by Professor Ernst Grube underpin the volume. The first traces how the study of Islamic iconography evolved. The second is truly groundbreaking: an extensive listing of titles on Islamic iconography, thematically divided and running to some 160 double-columned pages. This bibliography will immediately become an indispensable resource for all Islamic art historians, and will open up their field in many new ways.

 

FOREWORD— Robert Hillenbrand

NEW LIGHT ON ISLAMIC ICONOGRAPHY— Robert Hillenbrand

Iconography in Islamic Art— Ernst Grube

Early Medieval Islamic court life: the evidence of the literary sources— c A bd al-Rahman G ailani †

SOLAR AND CELESTIAL SYMBOLISM IN MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC ART— James Allan

THE MINBAR OF AL-AQSA. FORM AND FUNCTION— Sylvia Auld

MIGHTINESS, ECSTASY AND CONTROL: SOME GENERAL FEATURES OF ISLAMIC ARTS—Johann-Christoph Bürgel

A ROYAL DRINKING SCENE FROM ALCHI: IRANIAN ICONOGRAPHY IN THE WESTERN HIMALAYAS —Finbarr B Flood

PARADISE GLIMPSED BY THE MUSLIM BELIEVER AT PRAYER—Raya Y Shani

THE ICONOGRAPHY OF THE ILLUSTRATED TIMURID ZAFARN b MA MANUSCRIPTS—Eleanor Sims

FIRE-MAKING, AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE BACKGROUND TO SOME MYSTERIOUS ICONOGRAPHY IN MEDIEVAL ISLAMIC ART—Marian Wenzel†

A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ICONOGRAPHY IN ISLAMIC ART—Ernst J Grube

 Language: English
ISBN: 9781901435122
2005, Hardcover, 320 pages, many drawings and black and white plates, 10.0” x 8.0”

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