The iconography of islamic art.

Studies in honour of Robert Hillenbrand. Edited by Bernard O'Kane. Cairo 2005.

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  • Condition : good condition, some shelf wear.
    Illustrations : 32 colour plates out of text and numerous black and white illustrations in the text.


    This book explores the iconography of Islamic art, presenting a wide range of approaches to the subject. Despite this variety, there is an overarching theme: the link between the interpretation of objects and textual sources. The result is a collection of in-depth studies of motifs as diverse as the peacock, the trees, and the figure holding a cup and branch. In addition, new interpretations are presented for 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 the objects and their relationship to history. The architectural decoration of monuments from Egypt to India is analysed, and Arab and Safavid paintings are studied for their significance. Links with Christian elements in Sicily or Buddhist stupas are assessed. Generously illustrated, this book will be of interest to all those interested in Islamic art, architecture and iconography.

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Condition Used - Good
Language United Kingdom
Illustrated Yes
Year 2005
Author / Cartographer / Photographer Collectif
Editor American University in Cairo Press
First edition No
Signed edition No
Signed binding No
Armorial binding No
Binding / Format Hardcover
Size 25 x 18 cm
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