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The iconography of Islamic art

by Bernard O'Kane | 16 August 2007
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Category: Art & Design
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 motifs as diverse as the peacock, trees, and the figure holding a cup and branch. In addition, new interpretations are presented of other objects, such as an Abuyyid metal basin or Mongol paintings.Textual sources on the Ka'ba or the use of marble provide a starting point for the examination of objects and their relationship to history. The architectural decoration of monuments from Egypt to India is analysed, and Arab and Safavid paintings are mined for meaning. Links with Christian elements in Sicily or Buddhist stupas are appraised.Generously illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in Islamic art, architecture and iconography.Key Features Lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and line drawings Features contributions from leading figures including Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom Presents new interpretations of Islamic art Integrates the study of objects and related texts
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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 motifs as diverse as the peacock, trees, and the figure holding a cup and branch. In addition, new interpretations are presented of other objects, such as an Abuyyid metal basin or Mongol paintings.Textual sources on the Ka'ba or the use of marble provide a starting point for the examination of objects and their relationship to history. The architectural decoration of monuments from Egypt to India is analysed, and Arab and Safavid paintings are mined for meaning. Links with Christian elements in Sicily or Buddhist stupas are appraised.Generously illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in Islamic art, architecture and iconography.Key Features Lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and line drawings Features contributions from leading figures including Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom Presents new interpretations of Islamic art Integrates the study of objects and related texts
Currently out of stock
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210 Reward Points

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€70.00
Currently out of stock
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Eligible for free delivery
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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 motifs as diverse as the peacock, trees, and the figure holding a cup and branch. In addition, new interpretations are presented of other objects, such as an Abuyyid metal basin or Mongol paintings.Textual sources on the Ka'ba or the use of marble provide a starting point for the examination of objects and their relationship to history. The architectural decoration of monuments from Egypt to India is analysed, and Arab and Safavid paintings are mined for meaning. Links with Christian elements in Sicily or Buddhist stupas are appraised.Generously illustrated throughout, this book will appeal to all those with an interest in Islamic art, architecture and iconography.Key Features Lavishly illustrated with colour and black and white photographs and line drawings Features contributions from leading figures including Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom Presents new interpretations of Islamic art Integrates the study of objects and related texts

Product Details

The iconography of Islamic art

ISBN9780748633678

FormatPAPERBACK

Publisher (16 August. 2007)

No. of Pages336

Weight776

Language English (United States)

Dimensions 246 x 189