Jere L. Bacharach, Islamic History through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage", 2nd ed. (Cairo: AUC Press, 2015).
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 main focus of this unique book is an in-depth examination of the polygonal technique; the primary method used by master artists of the past in creating Islamic geometric patterns. The author details the design methodology responsible for this all-but-lost art form and presents evidence for its use from the historical record, both of which are vital contributions to the understanding of this ornamental tradition.
“Multaka: Museum as Meeting Point – Refugees as Guides in Berlin Museums”, aims to facilitate the interchange of diverse cultural and historical experiences. Multaka (Arabic for “meeting point”) aims at an active cultural participation through a process of appropriation of cultural institutions. Through experiencing the appreciation which the museum shows towards cultural artifacts from their homelands, we hope to strengthen the self-esteem of refugees and allow for confident and constructive connection with our cultural institutions. To cover the great interest of the German audience, Multaka organized in addition 18 intercultural workshops in 2016 that address refugees as well as German speaking natives to meet directly.
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
Les mosquées ibadites du djebel Nafūsa: Architecture, histoire et religions du nord-ouest de la Libye [The Ibadites Mosques of the Djebel Nafūsa: Architecture, history and religion of North West Libya (VIII-XIII centuries)]
The mosques of the Djebel Nafūsa, little known and under threat, personify the continuity of traditions and faith of the Ibadites, who have retained their grip over the centuries on this rugged landscape, despite their many trials and tribulations. This book is the result of a mission carried out in 2010 with the photographer Axel Derriks and examines twenty or so mosques, bringing to light their architectural features and linking them to medieval Ibadite texts.
French text with Arabic summary
Photography: Axel Derriks
Maps, plans and drawings: Mathieu Favresse
210 x 297 mm; 254 pages; over 170 full-colour photographs, illustrations and plans
Publication date: 2016
The two-volume Companion to Islamic Art and Architecture bridges the gap between monograph and survey text by providing a new level of access and interpretation to Islamic art. The more than 50 newly commissioned essays revisit canonical topics, and include original approaches and scholarship on neglected aspects of the field.
August 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
Adila Laïdi-Hanieh, Fahrelnissa Zeid: Painter of Inner Worlds
The story of Fahrelnissa Zeid’s (1901–91) life is truly like no other. A Turkish noblewoman by birth and Iraqi princess by marriage, she was the first female artist to have a solo exhibition at London’s prestigious Institute of Contemporary Arts. Friend and relative of kings, queens, and statesmen, and busy wife of an ambassador, she was also a leading figure of Turkish modernism in the 1940s and a prominent member of the avant-garde in postwar Paris, praised by fellow artists and critics alike. Despite her privileged background, she fought personal tragedy, psychological turmoil, and social and artistic prejudice to chart a unique and innovative path all of her own. She became celebrated in her lifetime for her monumental and dynamic abstract compositions that engulf the viewer in fields of colour, light, and energetic movement, as well as for her later expressionistic portraits of family and close friends. These works reflect her conception of art as a ceaseless forward quest, driven by a spiritual need to produce painterly renditions of cosmic journeys and inner psychic universes.
Coinciding with a retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern, this book is written by a former student of the artist and based on unprecedented access to her private papers and personal archive. It provides a revisionist and definitive account of both her extraordinary life and the constant innovation and reinvention that characterized her career right up until her final decades working and teaching in Jordan. It foregrounds the importance of her extensive knowledge of European culture and her shifting mental state on her artistic vision, and challenges orientalist interpretations of her art. In doing so, it redefines Fahrelnissa Zeid for the contemporary reader as one of the most important modernists of the twentieth century.
This illustrated volume examines the spaces created by and for Jews in areas under the political or religious control of Muslims. Covering regions as diverse as Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Spain, it asks how the architecture of synagogues responded to contextual issues and traditions, and how these contexts influenced the design and evolution of synagogues. As well as revealing how synagogues reflect the culture of the Jewish minority at macro and micro scales, from the city to the interior, the book also considers patterns of the development of synagogues in urban contexts and in connection with urban elements and monuments.
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 448, number of color illustrations: 200
For more information, please see the webpage.
Focusing on travel images and cross-cultural exchange, Mediterranean Encounters examines interactions between the Ottoman Empire and Europe from 1774 to 1839, highlighting mutual dependence and reciprocity.
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