The iconography of Islamic art : studies in honour of Robert Hillenbrand

edited by Bernard O'Kane

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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  • Preface List of Illustrations 1. Birds and Blessings: A Kohl-Pot from Jerusalem Sylvia Auld 2. Remarks on the Iconography of the Medieval Capitals of Cairo: Form and Emplacement Marianne Barrucand 3. A Mongol Envoy Sheila S. Blair 4. Almoravid Geometric Designs in the Pavement of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo Jonathan M. Bloom 5. A Kingly Posture: The Iconography of Sultan Husayn Bayqara Barbara Brend 6. Musical Beasts: The Swan-Pheonix in the Ibn Bakhtishu' Bestiaries Anna Contadini 7. Cup, Branch, Bird and Fish: An Iconographical Study of the Figure Holding a Cup and a Branch Flanked by a Bird and a Fish Abbas Daneshvari 8. Islamic Incense Burners and the Influence of Buddhist Art Geza Fehervari 9. Vine Ornament and Pomegranates as Palace Decoration in 'Anjar Barbara Finster 10. Persianate Trends in Sultanate Architecture: The Great Mosque of Bada'un Finbarr Barry Flood 11. Silks, Pots and Jugs: Al-Jahiz and Objects of Common Use Oleg Grabar 12. Khusrau Parviz as Champion of Shi'ism? A Closer Look at Early Safavid Miniature Painting in the Royal Museum of Edinburgh Ulrike al-Khamis 13. 'Waves of the Sea': Responses to Marble in Written Sources (9th-15th Century) Marcus Milwright 14. The Arboreal Aesthetic: Landscape, Painting and Architecture from Mongol Iran to Mamluk Egypt Bernard O'Kane 15. The Vicissitudes of Rustam B. W. Robinson 16. Made for the Show: The Medieval Treasury of the Ka'ba in Mecca Avinoam Shalem 17. A Pictorial Representation of the Hadith al-Thaqalayn in an Ilkhanid Copy of Bal'ami's Tarjuma-yi Tabari in the Freer Gallery Raya Y. Shani 18. Style versus Substance: the Christian Iconography on Two Vessels Made for the Ayyubid Sultan al-Salih Ayyub Rachel Ward Bibliography of Robert Hillenbrand's works

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書名 The iconography of Islamic art : studies in honour of Robert Hillenbrand
著作者等 O'Kane, Bernard
出版元 Edinburgh University Press
刊行年月 2007
ページ数 xiii, 336 p., [32] p. of plates
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9780748633678
NCID BA85144421
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス