Word of God, Art of Man: The Quran and its Creative Expressions: Selected Proceedings from the International Colloquium, London, 18-21 October 2003 by Fahmida SulemanWord of God, Art of Man: The Quran and its Creative Expressions: Selected Proceedings from the International Colloquium, London, 18-21 October 2003 by Fahmida Suleman

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Muslim reverence for the Qur'an as the Word of God has manifested itself in various artistic forms throughout history and up to the present day. This innovative collection of essays explores creative expressions of the Qur'an in a wide range of media. Contributors include museum curators andleading academics in art and architectural history, palaeography and material anthropology, and their studies span four continents and cover topics from medieval coins and early illuminated copies of the Qur'an to contemporary painting. They offer a multidisciplinary approach to the questions ofhow, why and in what contexts the Qur'an has inspired Muslim artists and craftspeople to adorn the spaces they inhabit and the objects they cherish with its verses. The volume includes 120 colour illustrations, some published for the first time, and an extensive bibliography.
Dr. Fahmida Suleman is Research Associate and Qur'anic Studies Project Coordinator at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.
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Title:Word of God, Art of Man: The Quran and its Creative Expressions: Selected Proceedings from the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.37 × 6.57 × 0.03 inPublished:October 2, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Fahmida Suleman: IntroductionOpening Reflections2. Oleg Grabar: 1 The Qur'an as a source of artistic inspirationQur'anic Calligraphy and Inscriptions in the Medieval Muslim World3. Doris Behrens-Abouseif: Beyond the secular and the sacred: Qur'anic inscriptions in medieval Islamic art and material culture4. Duncan Haldane: Arts of the 'Celestial Pen': Qur'ans from the Library of The Institute of Ismaili Studies5. Gulru Necipoglu: Qur'anic inscriptions on Sinan's imperial mosques: a comparison with their Safavid and Mughal counterparts6. Alnoor Jehangir Merchant: 'And the Word of your Lord has been fulfilled in truthfulness and righteousness': Qur'anic inscriptions on Fatimid coinage, AH 296-488/AD 909-1095Amulets, Talismans and Magic7. Venetia Porter: Amulets inscribed with the names of the 'Seven Sleepers' of Ephesus in the British Museum8. Anne Regourd: A magic mirror in the Louvre and additional observations on the use of magic mirrors in Yemen today9. Marie Efthymiou: Persian glosses on a Qur'anic manuscript from Central AsiaThe Qur'anic Text in Recent Times10. Ismaheel Akinade Jimoh: The art of Qur'anic penmanship and illumination among Muslim scholars in southwestern Nigeria11. Annabel Teh Gallop: The art of the Qur'an in Southeast Asia12. Huism Tan: Qur'anic inscriptions on woodcarvings from the Malay Peninsula13. Ayse Turgut: Sacred calligraphy in contemporary artQur'anic Inscriptions on Textiles14. Hulya Tezcan: Ka'ba covers and their inscriptions15. Miriam Ali-de-Unzaga: Qur'anic inscriptions on the so-called 'Pennon of Las Navas de Tolosa' and three Marinid bannersFinal Reflections16. Sheila S. Blair: Written, spoken, envisioned: the many facets of the Qur'an in art

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"This work is destined to be widely used in view of its in-depth coverage of the relevant material." --Abdur Raheem Kidwai The Muslim World Book Review 20/11/2008