The Production Of Meaning In Islamic Architecture And Ornament

June 30, 2021|
The Production Of Meaning In Islamic Architecture And Ornament by Yasser Tabbaa
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This volume collects Yasser Tabbaa''s investigative and interpretive articles on medieval Islamic architecture, ornament and gardens in Syria and Iraq, with comparative expansions into Anatolia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain. He examines the monuments, many of which have vanished in recent years, within the context of the political divisions and theological ruptures that characterised the Islamic world between the 11th and 13th centuries. The writings cover significant forms such as muqarnas vaulting, proportioned Qur''anic scripts and cursive public inscriptions, and monument types such as the madrasa, the hospital, the tribunal (dar al-''adl) and the citadel palace. Collectively, they present medieval Islamic architecture as a transformative process that echoes Abbasid glory and signals future developments in later Islamic architecture.

Yasser Tabbaa was Dorothy Kayser Hohenberg Chair of Excellence in the Department of Art at the University of Memphis until his retirement in 2014. He is the author of Constructions of Power and Piety in Medieval Aleppo (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1997), The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival (University of...
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Title:The Production Of Meaning In Islamic Architecture And OrnamentFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.61 X 6.69 X 0.98 inPublished:30 juin 2021Publisher:Edinburgh University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:147448218X

ISBN - 13:9781474482189

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