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

Author: Bernard O'Kane; Robert Hillenbrand
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the iconography of Islamic art, presenting a diverse range of approaches to the subject.

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Iconography of Islamic art.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2008425579
(OCoLC)155690454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard O'Kane; Robert Hillenbrand
ISBN: 9781474471428 1474471420
OCLC Number: 1242743689
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 336 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
Contents: Birds and blessings: a Kohl-pot from Jerusalem / Sylvia Auld --
Remarks on the iconography of the Medieval capitals of Cairo: form and emplacement / Marianne Barrucand --
A Mongol envoy / Sheila S. Blair --
Almoravid geometric designs in the pavement of the Cappella Palatina in Palermo / Jonathan M. Bloom --
A kingly posture: the iconography of Sultan Husayn Bayqara / Barbara Brend --
Musical beasts: the Swan-Phoenix in the Ibn Bakhtishu Bestiaries / Anna Contadini --
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 --
Islamic incense-burners and the influence of Buddhist art / Geza Fehervari --
Vine ornament and pomegranates as palace decoration in Anjar / Barbara Finster --
Persianate trends in Sultanate architecture: the great Mosque of Bada'un / Finbarr Barry Flood --
Silks, pots and jugs: Al-Jahiz and objects of common use / Oleg Grabar --
Khusrau Parviz as champion of Shi'ism? A closer look at an early Safavid miniature painting in the Royal Museum of Edinburgh / Ulrike al-Khamis --
'Waves of the sea': responses to marble in written sources (ninth-fifteenth centuries) / Marcus Milwright --
The arboreal aesthetic: landscape, painting and architecture from Mongol Iran to Mamluk Egypt / Bernard O'Kane --
The vicissitudes of Rustam / B.W. Robinson --
Made for the show: the medieval treasury of the Ka'ba in Mecca / Avinoam Shalem --
A pictorial representation of the Hadith al-thaqualayn in an Ilkhanid copy of Bal'ami's Tarjuma-yi tarikh-i Tabari in the Freer Gallery / Raya Y. Shani --
Style verus substance: the Christian iconography on two vessels made for the Ayyubid Sultan al-Salih Ayyub / Rachel Ward.
Responsibility: edited by Bernard O'Kane.

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