The Textile Museum Journal, Vol. 45
Titled Draping the Middle Ages and guest edited by Patricia Blessing, assistant professor of Medieval and Islamic Art History at Pomona College, The Textile Museum Journal 45 focuses on the mobile nature of textile patterns in the East and West during the Middle Ages and investigates the question of cultural specificity in the use of textile imitations in a range of media. As coveted objects of trade and diplomatic gift exchange, textiles were widely distributed using the cross-cultural networks between Byzantium, the Islamic world, and East Asia. Within this broader world of medieval textile exchange, the notion of textile patterns that are adapted in architecture, ceramics, metalwork, and manuscripts stand at the center of the four articles in this volume:
- Draping, Wrapping, Hanging: Transposing Textile Materiality in the Middle Ages by Patricia Blessing, Pomona College
- Painted Silks: Form and Production of Women’s Court Dress in the Mongol Empire by Eiren L. Shea; Grinnell College
- Gems in Cloth and Stone: Medium, Materiality, and the Late Antique Jeweled Aesthetic by Elizabeth Dospěl Williams, Dumbarton Oaks Museum
- Put a Bird on it: What an Aviary Preoccupation Reveals about Medieval Silks by Meredyth Lynn Winter, Harvard University
Oxford Studies in Islamic Art (OSIA)
Several volumes of the OSIA series are available for sale via the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford. For full details, please email KRC administrator Hannah Litvack.
Volume number Volume name Full publication details Hardback price Paperback price OSIA II Animal Symbolism in Warqa wa Gulshah Abbas Daneshvari. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986. ISBN 019728003X £ 50.00 OSIA III Pots and Pans Michael Vickers (ed.). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1986. ISBN 0197280056 (hardback) ISBN 0197280064 £ 50.00 £ 30.00 OSIA IV Syria and Iran - Three studies in medieval ceramics James Allan and Caroline Roberts (eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1987. ISBN 0197280072 (hardback). ISBN 0197280080 £ 50.00 £ 30.00 OSIA VI Walid and his friends - An Umayyad tragedy Robert Hamilton. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988. ISBN 0197280110 (hardback). ISBN 0197280129 £ 50.00 £ 30.00 OSIA IX i Bayt Al-Maqdis 'Abdal al-Malik's Jerusalem Julian Raby and Jeremy Johns (eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992. ISBN 019728017X £ 50.00 OSIA IX ii Bayt Al-Maqdis Jerusalem and Early Islam Julian Raby and Jeremy Johns (eds). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000. ISBN 0197280188 £ 50.00 OSIA X i Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Pt. 1 James Allan (ed.). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995. ISBN 0197280196 £ 50.00 OSIA X ii Islamic Art in the Ashmolean Pt. 2 James Allan (ed.). Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1995. ISBN 019728020X £ 50.00 OSIA XI A Monumental manifestation of the Shiite faith.
Case of the Gunbad-i 'Alawiyan, Hamadan
Raya Shani. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996. ISBN 0197280218 £ 50.00 OSIA XII The Court of the Il-Khans 1290-1340 Teresa Fitzherbert and Julian Raby (eds.) Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1996. ISBN 0197280226 £ 50.00 OSIA XIII 'Amiriya in Rada': History and Restoration
of a Sixteenth-century Madrasa in the Yemen
Selma al-Radi. With contributions by Ruth Barnes, Yahya al-Nasiri and Venetia Porter. Ed Robert Hillenbrand, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997. ISBN 0197280234 £ 50.00 OSIA XIV Samarra: A Medieval Islamic City reconsidered Chase Robinson (ed.). Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 0-19-728024-2 £ 50.00 OSIA XV Persian Steel - The Tanavoli Collection James Allan and Brian Gilmour. 2 vols. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2000. ISBN 019-728025-0 £ 80.00
International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 7.2
This volume contains book and exhibition reviews, conference précis, an editorial preface by Yuka Kadoi, and articles in which scholars reflect on innovative ways to present Islamic art in exhibition and museum settings. Some of these studies are based on past and current exhibitions and installations at the Ashmolean Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. Others reflect on the traveling exhibitions of the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah in Kuwait, and on the possibilities of recreating an Ilkhanid monument within an exhibition space, combining photographs of the structure with dispersed pieces of its architectural decoration.This volume contains book and exhibition reviews, conference précis, an editorial preface by Yuka Kadoi, and articles in which scholars reflect on innovative ways to present Islamic art in exhibition and museum settings. Some of these studies are based on past and current exhibitions and installations at the Ashmolean Museum, the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna. Others reflect on the traveling exhibitions of the Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah in Kuwait, and on the possibilities of recreating an Ilkhanid monument within an exhibition space, combining photographs of the structure with dispersed pieces of its architectural decoration.Learn more
International Journal of Islamic Architecture, 7.1
The International Journal of Islamic Architecture (IJIA) announces the publication of the newest issue, 7.1 (January, 2018). This is the thirteenth issue of a bi-annually published peer-reviewed journal on architecture, urban design, planning, and landscape architecture. IJIA aims to encourage dialogue between practitioners and scholars and enhance appreciation for the urban heritage in the region and pioneering design work. The journal is committed to inviting new research on understudied topics and reaching out to a broad international readership.
This volume contains an editorial by Hasan-Uddin Khan, a commentary by Rami F. Daher, book and exhibition reviews, conference précis, and articles on Mughal hunting preserves, the radicalization of cultural heritage in Tunisia, the preservation of Ottoman heritage in Athens, present-day politics surrounding the Red Fort of Delhi, and the political context behind contemporary architecture in Qatar. New in this issue is the section “Architectural Spotlight,” written by Şebnem Yücel, which reviews recent projects selected for Aga Khan Award.
Annales Islamologiques, Vol. 50
Volume 50 - 2016 of Annales islamologiques has been released on print and online. The guest-edited section is devoted to Architecture in Modern Egypt (“Bâtir, exposer, restaurer: une histoire architecturale de l’Égypte moderne”), and features 6 essays edited by Mercedes Volait. Fully illustrated by mostly unpublished iconography, the papers explore the large variety of contexts in which architecture bloomed between the mid-19th century and the 1960s. The era witnessed the reinvention of Coptic and Islamic tradition as well as large building and land developments by corporates (e.g. Suez Canal Company), landed aristocracy (e.g. Halim and Djelal Waqf estates in Cairo) and the State (e.g. fairs and exhibitions).
The Varia section of the Annual includes five articles in French, in English and in Arabic. Three of them publish sources: two Arabic papyri from the end of the 8th or the 9th century, and a paper stemming from the documents of al-Ḥaram al-Šarīf, which sheds light on the situation of Non-Muslims in Mamluk Jerusalem. The two other articles deal with the science of Hadith in the medieval period, and with musicians and singers in Ibn Iyās’ early 16th-century chronicle.
Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, Special Issue: Treasures of the Sea, Art Before Craft?
Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, Vol. 5 (2017), Special Issue
TREASURES OF THE SEA: ART BEFORE CRAFT?
Edited by Avinoam Shalem
Avinoam Shalem: Introduction: Treasures of the Sea. Art Before Craft?
Barbara Baert: Marble and the Sea or Echo Emerging (A Ricercar)
Karen Pinto: In God’s Eyes: The Sacrality of the Seas in the Islamic Cartographic Vision
Matthew Elliott Gillman: A Tale of Two Ivories: Elephant and Walrus
Persis Berlekamp: Reflections on a Bridge and its Waters: Fleeting Access at Jazirat b. ‘Umar (Cizre) ‘Ain Diwar / (Im)mobile displacements
Hannah Baader: Livorno, Lapis Lazuli, Geology and the Treasures of the Sea in 1604604
The Textile Museum Journal, Vol. 44
Table of Contents
Toward a Grammar of Textiles: A Reconsideration of Medieval Textile Aesthetics and the Impact of Modern Collecting, Arielle Winnik
Nomad Textile Bags from Central Asia in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Geographic Distribution, Decoration, Semantics, Irina Bogoslovskaya
Through the Renaissance Frame: Carpets and the Beginnings of ‘Islamic Art’ in Nineteenth-Century Vienna and Berlin, Denise-Marie Teece
Pope Innocent VIII's Mamluk Carpets from Cairo in Context: Their Manufacture and Acquisition, Rosamond E. Mack
Rethinking Mamluk Carpet Origins, Gerald Pollio
Tentage at the Calico Museum and its Patterns, by Peter Alford Andrews and Mugul Andrews, Mattiebelle Gittinger
Imprints of Culture, by Eiluned Edwards, Sarah Fee
Pattern and Loom, by John Becker, Ruth Barnes
Textiles of the Banjara, by Charllotte Kwon and Tim McLaughlin, Cristin McKnight Sethi
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