A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture
Blackwell Companions to Art History 1. Aufl.
The two-volume Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture bridges the gap between monograph and survey text by providing a new level of access and interpretation to Islamic art. The more than 50 newly commissioned essays revisit canonical topics, and include original approaches and scholarship on neglected aspects of the field. This two-volume Companion showcases more than 50 specially commissioned essays and an introduction that survey Islamic art and architecture in all its traditional grandeur Essays are organized according to a new chronological-geographical paradigm that remaps the unprecedented expansion of the field and reflects the nuances of major artistic and political developments during the 1400-year span The Companion represents recent developments in the field, and encourages future horizons by commissioning innovative essays that provide fresh perspectives on canonical subjects, such as early Islamic art, sacred spaces, palaces, urbanism, ornament, arts of the book, and the portable arts while introducing others that have been previously neglected, including unexplored geographies and periods, transregional connectivities, talismans and magic, consumption and networks of portability, museums and collecting, and contemporary art worlds; the essays entail strong comparative and historiographic dimensions The volumes are accompanied by a map, and each subsection is preceded by a brief outline of the main cultural and historical developments during the period in question The volumes include periods and regions typically excluded from survey books including modern and contemporary art-architecture; China, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sicily, the New World (Americas)
Volume I. From the Prophet to the Mongols A. Introduction to the Two Volumes of A Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture 1. Frameworks of Islamic Art and Architecture: Concepts, Approaches and Historiographies Finbarr B. Flood and Gülru Necipo?lu B. The Early Caliphates, Umayyads, and end of Late Antiquity (650-750) 2. The Material Culture of pre- and early Islamic Arabia Barbara Finster 3. The Formation of Religious and Caliphal Identity in the Umayyad Period: The Evidence of the Coinage Luke Treadwell 4. The Early Qur’an and the Sacred Art of Late Antiquity Alain George 5. Sacred Spaces in Early Islam Mattia Guidetti C. Abbasids and the Universal Caliphate (750-900) 6. The Origins of Islamic Urbanism: The Royal City in the Umayyad and Abbasid Periods Alastair Northedge 7. Samarra and Abbasid Ornament Marcus Milwright 8. China among Equals: The China-Abbasid Ceramics Trade Hsueh-man Shen D. Fragmentation and the Rival Caliphates of Cordoba, Cairo, and Baghdad (900- 1050) 9. The Three Caliphates, a Comparative Approach Glaire D. Anderson and Jennifer Pruitt 10. Early Islam on the East African Coast Mark Horton 11. Textiles and Identity Jochen Sokoly E. “City States” and the Later Baghdad Caliphate (1050-1250) 12. The Resurgence of the Baghdad Caliphate Yasser Tabbaa 13. Turko-Persian Empires between Anatolia and India Howard Crane and Lorenz Korn 14. Bridging Seas of Sand and Water: The Berber Dynasties of the Islamic Far West Abigail Balbale 15. Sicily and the Staging of Multiculturalism Lev Kapitaikin 16. Transculturation in the Eastern Mediterranean Scott Redford and Eva Hoffman 17. Patronage and the Idea of an Urban Bourgeoisie Anna Contadini 18. The Social and Economic Life of Metalwork James Allan and Ruba Kana’an 19. Ceramics and Circulation Oliver Watson 20. Figural Ornament in Medieval Islamic Art Oya Pancaro?lu 21. Medieval Islamic Amulets, Talismans and Magic Venetia Porter, Liana Saif, and Emilie Savage-Smith 22. The Discovery and Rediscovery of the Medieval Islamic Object Avinoam Shalem Volume II: From the Mongols to Modernism A. “Global” Empires and the World-System (1250-1450) 23. Architecture and Court Cultures of the Fourteenth Century Bernard O’Kane 24. Islamic Architecture and Ornament in China Nancy S. Steinhardt 25. Chinese and Turko-Mongol Elements in Ilkhanid and Timurid Arts Part 1 Yuka Kadoi Part 2. Tomoko Masuya 26. Persianate Arts of the Book in Iran and Central Asia David J. Roxburgh 27. Diversification of Qur’an Manuscripts from Spain to China Priscilla Soucek 28. Locating the Alhambra: A Fourteenth-Century “Islamic” Palace and its “Western” Contexts Cynthia Robinson 29. Architectural Patronage and the Rise of the Ottomans Zeynep Yurekli 30. Islam beyond Empires: Mosques and Islamic Landscapes in India and the Indian Ocean Elizabeth Lambourn 31. The Deccani Sultanates and their Interregional Connections Phillip B. Wagoner and Laura Weinstein B. Early Modern Empires and their Neighbors (1450-1700) 32. In Search of the Timurid Roots of Mughal Architecture Lisa Golombek and Ebba Koch 33. Istanbul, Isfahan, and Delhi: Imperial Designs and Urban Experiences in the Early Modern Era Sussan Babaie and Çi?dem Kafescio?lu 34. Painting, from Royal to Urban Patronage Christiane Gruber and Emine Fetvac? 35. Objects of Consumption: Mediterranean Interconnections of the Ottomans and Mamluks Tülay Artan 36. Safavid Arts and Diplomacy in the Age of the Renaissance and Reformation Part 1 Massumeh Farhad Part 2 Marianna Shreve Simpson 37. Carpets, Textiles, and Trade in the Early Modern Islamic World Walter B. Denny 38. Trade, Politics, and Sufi Synthesis in the Formation of Southeast Asian Islamic Architecture Imran bin Tajudeen 39. Mudejar Americano: Iberian Aesthetic Transmission in the New World Thomas F.B. Cummins and María Judith Feliciano C. Modernity, Empire, Colony and Nation (1700-1950) 40. Beyond the Taj Mahal: Late Mughal Visual Culture Chanchal Dadlani and Yuthika Sharma 41. Kings and Traditions in Différance: Antiquity Revisited in Post-Safavid Iran Talinn Grigor 42. Public Sphere in the Eastern Mediterranean Shirine Hamadeh 43. “Jeux de miroir”: Architecture in Istanbul and Cairo from Empire to Modernism Nebahat Avc?o?lu and Mercedes Volait 44. Islamic Art in the Islamic Lands: Museums and Architectural Revivalism Wendy Shaw 45. Islamic Art in the West: Categories of Collecting Stephen Vernoit 46. Islamic Arts and the Crisis of Representation in Modern Europe Rémi Labrusse D. Islam, Art, and the Contemporary (1950-Present) 47. Resonance and Circulation: The Category “Islamic Art and Architecture” Heghnar Watenpaugh 48. Dubai, Anyplace: Histories of Architecture in the Contemporary Middle East Kishwar Rizvi 49. Translations of Architecture in West Asia during the Twentieth Century Esra Akcan 50. Calligraphic Abstraction Iftikhar Dadi 51. Articulating the Contemporary Anneka Lenssen and Sarah Rogers
Finbarr Barry Flood is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities at the Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History, New York University. He publishes on late antiquity, Islamic architectural history and historiography, transcultural dimensions of Islamic art, image theory, museology, and Orientalism. His books include The Great Mosque of Damascus: Studies on the Makings of an Umayyad Visual Culture (2000), and Objects of Translation: Material Culture and Medieval "Hindu-Muslim" Encounter, (2009), awarded the 2011 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Prize of the Association for Asian Studies. Gülru Necipo?lu is Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art at the Department of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. She publishes on architecture and architectural practice, aesthetics of ornament and figural representation, cross-cultural exchanges, and Islamic art historiography. Her books include Architecture, Ceremonial and Power: The Topkapi Palace (1991); The Topkapi Scroll, Geometry and Ornament in Islamic Architecture (1995) which won the Albert Hourani and Spiro Kostoff awards; and The Age of Sinan: Architectural Culture in the Ottoman Empire (2005), winner of the Fuat Köprülü award and the Albert Hourani honorable mention award. She edits the journal Muqarnas and its Supplements.
The two-volume Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture surveys the field in all its grandeur, whilst encouraging original approaches to canonical subjects and offering new scholarship on previously neglected topics. The combined volumes showcase more than 50 newly commissioned essays that bridge the gap between the summary treatment of the traditional survey and the specialized monograph. These essays are organized according to a new chronological-geographical paradigm that remaps the unprecedented expansion of the field in recent years and reflects the nuances of major artistic and political developments during a 1400-year span. Each volume is organized under a broad chronological rubric: Islamic art before and after the Mongol sack of Baghdad in 1258, an event widely accepted as a watershed, with thematic essays grouped under further chronological subdivisions. The first volume begins with a general introduction co-authored by the editors, which outlines relevant concepts, approaches, and historiographies, providing a framework within which to understand the structure and contents of both volumes. In addition to a map of major sites included in volume I, each of the subsections is accompanied by a brief outline of the main cultural and historical developments during the period in question.
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