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Author : Benoît Junod
Georges Khalil
Publisher : Al Saqi
Release : 2012
Page : 374
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780863564130
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A unique, multi-authored volume on the issues and politics of curating Islamic art in the twenty-first century.


Author : Türk ve İslâm Eserleri Müzesi
Massumeh Farhad
Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
Release : 2016
Page : 382
Category : Islamic illumination of books and manuscripts
ISBN 13 : 1588345785
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Published on the occasion of the exhibition The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Istanbul, held at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, D.C., October 15, 2016-February 20, 2017.


Author : Mehri Khalil
Publisher :
Release : 2012
Page : 158
Category : Islamic art
ISBN 13 :
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The purpose of this study is to examine the representation of Islamic art in museums in the last decade, compared to its representation before the events of 9/11. In order to give an overview of various exhibition designs throughout the world, three renowned museums are surveyed: the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Between 2003 and 2010-2011, the Museum of Islamic Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art renewed their galleries dedicated to Islamic art, while the Musée du Louvre created an entirely new department dedicated to Islamic Arts set to open in 2012. The author argues that these institutions' presentations of Islamic art are both modernized and Westernized. In a way, museums are exhibiting Islamic art without acknowledging Muslims or the religion of Islam; unconsciously a certain Orientalism (a term used by Edward Said), or neo-Orientalism, is taking place within these institutions. The data is gathered from visits to the galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as at the Museum of Islamic Art in Cairo. Although the galleries at the Musée du Louvre have yet to be inaugurated, the author was able to collect information through an internship with the museum. Moreover, qualitative interviews were made at the Louvre, as well as with the designer who renovated the Cairene museum and with Islamic art experts in Cairo. Various museum publications were analyzed, ranging from catalogues issued in 1907 to the most recent publications in 2011. In conclusion, there is indeed an explicit will to represent Islam away from the stereotypes that have risen in the past decade. Although the intent is sincere, Islamic art remains undefined, a complex and adverse issue, which might actually result in the hardening of these stereotypes.


Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Maryam Ekhtiar
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2011
Page : 431
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1588394344
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Published in conjunction with the reopening of the Galleries for the Art of the Arab Lands, Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and Later South Asia on November 1, 2011.


Author : Bernard O'Kane
Publisher : Amer Univ in Cairo Press
Release : 2012
Page : 379
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9774163389
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A full-color guide to one of Egypt's leading museums. The Museum of Islamic Art, established in Cairo in 1881, houses one of the world's richest collections of artifacts from all periods of Islamic history and all parts of the Islamic world. Structured as a guide, but fully illustrated with superb color photographs, this book suggests a simple but comprehensive itinerary through one of Egypt's most fascinating museums. Taking readers through the various exhibits, this useful guidebook explains and illuminates the aesthetic and historic importance of the museum's main works on display, including metalwork, textiles, woodwork, glass, carved stone and ivory, and the art of the book. Also included are sections on two other small but important Cairo museums: the Islamic Ceramics Museum and the Islamic Textiles Museum. Written by one of the leading authorities on Islamic art and architecture, and lavishly illustrated throughout with specially commissioned color photographs, this is the definitive guide to Egypt's great collections of Islamic art.


Author : Richard Ettinghausen
Oleg Grabar
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2003-07-11
Page : 344
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780300088694
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This richly illustrated book provides an unsurpassed overview of Islamic art and architecture from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries, a time of the formation of a new artistic culture and its first, medieval, flowering in the vast area from the Atlantic to India. Inspired by Ettinghausen and Grabar’s original text, this book has been completely rewritten and updated to take into account recent information and methodological advances. The volume focuses special attention on the development of numerous regional centers of art in Spain, North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Anatolia, Iraq, and Yemen, as well as the western and northeastern provinces of Iran. It traces the cultural and artistic evolution of such centers in the seminal early Islamic period and examines the wealth of different ways of creating a beautiful environment. 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 wood. The book incorporates extensive accounts of the cultural contexts of the arts and defines the originality of each period. A final chapter explores the impact of Islamic art on the creativity of non-Muslims within the Islamic realm and in areas surrounding the Muslim world.


Author : Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Maryam Ekhtiar
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2012
Page : 236
Category : Islamic art
ISBN 13 : 1588394824
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Family guide, Dazzling details in folded front cover.


Author : Philip Jodidio
Publisher : Prestel Pub
Release : 2008
Page : 227
Category : Architecture
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This is the first book to present the architecture and treasures of the world's premier museum of Islamic art. With architecture designed by I. M. Pei, an interior by J.-M. Wilmotte, and one of the world's finest collections, the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar, showcases the artistic achievements of the Muslim world in a dazzling way. Interviews with I.M. Pei and Jean-Michel Wilmotte reveal how the architects sought to express the museum's ties with tradition while allowing the building to become an integral part of the region's modern architectural environment. A selection of thirty-five of the museum's most important treasures, including metalwork, miniatures, carpets, calligraphy and ceramics, are featured with texts outlining their origins and significance.


Author : Susan Sinclair
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2012-04-03
Page : 1512
Category : Reference
ISBN 13 : 9047412079
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Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.


Author : Deborah S. Hutton
Rebecca M. Brown
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-10-04
Page : 268
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1315456036
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Place plays a fundamental role in the structuring of the discipline of Art History. And yet, place also limits the questions art historians can ask and impairs analysis of objects and locations in the interstices of established, ossified categories. The chapters in this interdisciplinary volume investigate place in all of its dynamism and complexity: several call into question traditional constructions regarding place in Art History, while others explore the fundamental role that place plays in lived experience. The particular nexus for this collection lies at the intersection and overlap of two major subfields in the history of art: South Asia and the Islamic world, both of which are seemingly geographically determined, yet at the same time uncategorizable as place with their ever-shifting and contested borders. The eleven chapters brought together here move from the early modern through to the contemporary, and span particular monuments and locations ranging from Asia and Europe to Africa and the Americas. The chapters take on the question of place as it operates in more obvious settings, such as architectural monuments and exhibitionary contexts, while also probing the way place operates when objects move or when the very place they exist in transforms dramatically. This volume engages place through the movement of objects, the evocation of senses, desires, and memories and the on-going project of articulating the parameters of place and location.


Author : Annette Hagedorn
Avinoam Shalem
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2007-11-13
Page : 528
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9047422813
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In this impressive collection honouring the German scholar of Islamic art Jens Kröger on his 65th birthday, Avinoam Shalem and Annette Hagedorn bring together twenty-five contributions from a highly distinguished group of experts on Islamic art and specialists of central and south Asian art. Unpublished artefacts and new interpretations are presented in this book.


Author : Karen Exell
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-03-10
Page : 230
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 131727900X
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Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is dedicated to the recent and rapid high-profile development of museums in the Arabian Peninsula, focusing on the a number of the Arabian Peninsula states: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and theUAE. These Gulf states are dynamically involved in the establishment of museums to preserve and , represent their distinct national culture and heritage, as well as engaging in the regional and global art worlds through the construction of state-of-the-art art museums. Alongside such developments is a rich world of collection and displaying material culture in homes and private museums that is little known to the outside world. Museum Studies literature has struggled to keep pace with such developments and Modernity and the Museum in the Arabian Peninsula is the first book to coherently present: a contemporary overview of the ever-evolving landscape of museums and related heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula a critical evaluation of the nature of these museum projects within the political and cultural conditions in the Arabian Peninsula suggestions for productive ways forward for museum developments in the Arabian Peninsula Museums Studies students and museum professionals now have a book that fills an important gap in the picture of the museum worldwide. Contextualising this study in the history and politics of the region, from a scholar working within the region, this in-depth overview and critical analysis of museums in the Arabian Peninsula stands alone as an entry into this important topic.


Author : Navina Haidar
Kendra Weisbin
Publisher : Scala Books
Release : 2013
Page : 80
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9781857598278
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Provides an accessible walking tour of the Metropolitan Museum's world-famous Islamic Art Galleries Features the popular Damascus Room and many other highlights of the Metropolitan's collection Only guide available to the Islamic galleries of The Metropolitan Museum of Art The museum's superlative collection of Islamic art, from as far west as Spain and as far east as India, ranges in date from the 7th to the 19th century and reflects the diversity and scope of Islamic cultures and the richness of their artistic traditions. This essential guide to the collection is organized into four thematic tours.


Author : Oleg Grabar
Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release : 2006
Page : 362
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 9780860789260
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The articles selected for Islamic Art and Beyond, the third in the set of four selections of articles by Oleg Grabar, illustrate how the author's study of Islamic art led him in two directions for a further understanding of the arts. One is how to define Islamic art and what impulses provided it with its own peculiar forms and dynamics of growth. The other issue is that of the meanings to be given to forms like domes, so characteristic of Islamic art, or to terms like symbol, signs, or aesthetic values in the arts, especially when one considers the contemporary world.


Author : David G. Alexander
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 2015-12-31
Page : 348
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1588395707
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Armor and weaponry were central to Islamic culture not only as a means of conquest and the spread of the faith, but also as symbols of status, wealth, and power. The finest arms were made by master craftsmen working with the leading designers, goldsmiths, and jewelers, whose work transformed utilitarian military equipment into courtly works of art. This book reveals the diversity and artistic quality of one of the most important and encyclopedic collections of its kind in the West. The Metropolitan Museum's holdings span ten centuries and include representative pieces from almost every Islamic culture from Spain to the Caucasus. The collection includes rare early works, among them the oldest documented Islamic sword, and is rich in helmets and body armor, decorated with calligraphy and arabesques, that were worn in Iran and Anatolia in the late fifteenth century. Other masterpieces include a jeweled short sword (yatagan) with a blade of "watered" steel that comes from the court of Süleyman the Magnificent, a seventeenth-century gold-inlaid armor associated with Shah Jahan, and two gold-inlaid flintlock firearms belonging to the guard of Tipu Sultan of Mysore. Presenting 126 objects, each handsomely photographed and richly documented with a detailed description and discussion of its technical, historical, and artistic importance, this overview of the Met's holdings is supplemented by an introductory essay on the formation of the collection, and appendixes on iconography and on Turkman-style armor.


Author : Peter Osier
Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica
Release : 2017-07-15
Page : 128
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 1680486144
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"The Islamic world has a rich artistic tradition, with particular strengths in calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, architecture, and the decorative arts. This reference traces the development of Islamic art and architecture from the Umayyad dynasty to the present day. Readers will learn about the art of the Fatimids, Seljuqs, Mamluks, Mongols, Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals, and more. Eye-catching photographs of gorgeous mosques, delicate manuscript paintings, and colorful ceramics give readers glimpses of the works being discussed. A great resource both for those interested in art history and those hoping to learn more about the long, rich history of Islamic culture."


Author : Jerrilynn Denise Dodds
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release : 1992-01
Page : 432
Category : Art
ISBN 13 : 0870996363
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From 711 when they arrived on the Iberian Peninsula until 1492 when scholars contribute a wide-ranging series of essays and catalogue entries which are fully companion to the 373 illustrations (324 in color) of the spectacular art and architecture of the nearly vanished culture. 91/2x121/2 they were expelled by Ferdinand and Isabella, the Muslims were a powerful force in al-Andalus, as they called the Iberian lands they controlled. This awe-inspiring volume, which accompanies a major exhibition presented at the Alhambra in Granada and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is devoted to the little-known artistic legacy of Islamic Spain, revealing the value of these arts as part of an autonomous culture and also as a presence with deep significance for both Europe and the Islamic world. Twenty-four international Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Author : Xenia Gazi
Publisher :
Release : 2019
Page : 86
Category : Art and society
ISBN 13 :
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This thesis is part of my academic research into Islamic art galleries and aims to produce a critical contribution to the representation and interpretation of Islamic art in the North American Museum. Islamic art galleries worldwide are facing similar challenges, including attracting visitors, presenting culture, contextualizing objects, and explaining terms and art that relate to the MENASA (Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian) regions in ways that are relevant to multimodal audiences. The relationship between a museum and its visitors can only be a healthy one if the museum acknowledges its audience. Chicago, like other cities globally, is becoming increasingly demographically and religiously diverse. Diversity should, therefore, matter to museums, which is reflected in making exhibits not only accessible, but also empowering. Questions contemplated in this research include the following: What are the approaches used in public programming and museum education and interpretation at the Art Institute’s Islamic Gallery compared to other museums? What models were used in other community-based projects at the Art Institute? How can local communities become engaged in the museum programming or their representation? I answer these questions by considering the current status of the Art Institute’s Islamic Gallery based on research conducted with audience questionnaires and observations in Gallery 50. This research is then compared to the conclusions drawn from three case studies identifying recent displays of Islamic art in major metropolitan museums. There is nothing like tangible exploration and the witnessing of the human experience abroad that invigorates the academic endeavor to identify misunderstandings of other cultures and to present their accurate portrayal. If lasting experience is the measure of success, then thoughtfully offered interpretation and carefully crafted exhibition design are the key initiators. Interpretation is about creating experiences that celebrate the uniqueness and importance of exhibitions, so that visitors look deeper at artworks, feel curious for more, and think critically, enhancing their sense of connection to the museum. The Art Institute of Chicago plays a critical educational role, regionally and nationally, and by virtue of my current access to this institution, it represents the primary vehicle for my research. The Art Institute can support development of individualized learning styles by diversifying the manner in which art is conveyed through guided tours, lectures, discussions, and performances, in addition to contemporary, historical, and temporary exhibitions. In light of the decisive shift from the authoritative voice of museums towards encouraging community involvement and input into exhibition development decisions, advocacy has become crucial in promoting change. That advocacy is led by interpretive planners, or in the case of the Islamic Art Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago, by research projects like this one.


Author : Sara Kuehn
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2011-07-12
Page : 404
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 9004209727
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This book is a pioneering work on a key iconographic motif, that of the dragon. It examines the perception of this complex, multifaceted motif within the overall intellectual and visual universe of the medieval Irano-Turkish world. Using a broadly comparative approach, the author explores the ever-shifting semantics of the dragon motif as it emerges in neighbouring Muslim and non-Muslim cultures.


Author : Musée de l'Ermitage (Saint-Pétersbourg, Russie).
Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)
Publisher : Prestel Pub
Release : 2004
Page : 192
Category : Art
ISBN 13 :
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The exhibits, which are of great cultural, religious and aesthetic importance, include Qur'ans, textiles, jewelled objects and hardstones, metalwork, ceramics and paintings, and offer a superb introduction to the fine and decorative arts of the Islamic world. Ranging in date from the ninth to the nineteenth century and covering an area from Spain and the Arab world to Persia and the Indian subcontinent, they are a vivid demonstration of the well-known Muslim tradition: 'Verily, God is beautiful and love all beauty'. Authoritative essays by Islamic scholars, a map, glossary, an 145 colour photographs make this book an indispensable addition to the library of all who are interested in Islamic art and culture.