The Iconography Of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert Hillenbrand by Bernard O'kaneThe Iconography Of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert Hillenbrand by Bernard O'kane

The Iconography Of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert Hillenbrand

EditorBernard O'kane

Paperback | August 16, 2007

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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 interpretationof 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 monumentsfrom 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 andiconography.
Bernard O'Kane is Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the American University in Cairo.
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Title:The Iconography Of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert HillenbrandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.4 × 9.61 × 0.79 inPublished:August 16, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748633677

ISBN - 13:9780748633678

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