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A Compendium of Chronicles: Rashid al-Din's Illustrated History of the World
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* Contains full-colour reproductions of each folio after the manuscript's recent restoration. The Nasser D. Khalili Collection is the greatest collection of Islamic art in private hands. Among its holdings of outstanding manuscripts is a fragmentary copy in…
Émile Prisse D'avennes. Oriental Art
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Émile Prisse d'Avennes (1807-1879), a French Orientalist, author, and artist, was one of the greatest pre-20th-century Egyptologists. As a youth he dreamed of exploring the Orient and at 19 began traveling to Greece, India, and Palestine. Over the next 40 years…
Islamic Art: Past, Present, Future

|July 16, 2019

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In a world where the making and consumption of art is constantly changing, the term "Islamic art" can be hard to define. Through the exploration of a wide array of media—from painting, sculpture, and photography to video and multimedia—an…
Text and Image in Medieval Persian Art
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Greater Iranian arts from the 10th to the 16th century are technically some of the finest produced anywhere. They are also intellectually engaging, showing the lively interaction between the verbal and the visual arts. Focusing on objects found in the main media…
God Is The Light Of The Heavens And The Earth: Light In Islamic Art And Culture
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The Qur’an makes rich references to light, tying it to revelation, and light consequently permeates the culture and visual arts of the Islamic lands. God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth explores the integral role of light in Islamic civilization…
By The Pen And What They Write: Writing In Islamic Art And Culture
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Considered by Muslims as the only true art, calligraphy has played a prominent role in Islamic culture since the time of the prophet Muhammad. Exploring this central role of the written word in Islam and how writing practices have evolved and adapted in different…