Valued for their role in the subtleties of court ceremonial and fashion, these textiles were also much admired beyond the Islamic lands. The exceptional collection in this beautiful book ranges widely in region, material and technique.
Author: Jennifer Mary Wearden
"The exceptional collection published here ranges widely in region, material and technique. There are textiles and garments from North Africa, Syria, Arabia, Iran, Turkey and the Indian subcontinent linked by a shared vocabulary of ornament - evidence of the international nature of Islamic design. Materials represented are silk - the most prestigious of fibres, requiring highly respected weavers - wool, cotton and linen. Decoration is based on variations of weave and colour and embellishment through embroidery, printing and appliqué and illustrates the work of both professional and domestic workers. The strengths of the collection are concentrated in the textile production of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, which, thanks to the basically conservative nature of textile technique and design, preserve and continue the traditions established in the medieval Islamic world. They are important in an assessment of Islamic textiles both for their quality and as illustrations of survival and adaptation in a major industry. Their heritage reaches back well over a thousand years, even though their very high perishability means that for the earlier part of the tradition our knowledge is reliant very largely on written sources. These, however, attest to the superb quality and quantity of textiles at the courts of the period."--From Amazon.com.
A Fatimid textile of Coptic tradition with Arabic inscription. Journal of the
American Research Center in Egypt, 4 (1965) pp.145-151. THOMPSON,
Deborah. 'Miniaturization' as a design principle in late Coptic textiles of the
Islamic period: ...
Author: Susan Sinclair
Following the tradition and style of the acclaimed Index Islamicus, the editors have created this new Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World. The editors have surveyed and annotated a wide range of books and articles from collected volumes and journals published in all European languages (except Turkish) between 1906 and 2011. This comprehensive bibliography is an indispensable tool for everyone involved in the study of material culture in Muslim societies.
draw attention to the Arabic tradition out of which Kitāb al-manāẓir springs, in
spite of the book's consiberable innovations. ... and gardens; and (2) the arts: a)
calligraphy, b) decorative designs, c) linear designs, d) images, e) glass, f)
textiles, and g) dance. ... from the stars, plants, and gardens are even more
commonplace, if possible, in Arab-Islamic culture, as we have seen many times
in these pages.
Author: José Miguel Puerta-Vilchez
Aesthetics in Arabic Thought from Pre-Islamic Arabia through al-Andalus offers a history of aesthetic thought in the Arabic language from the pre-Islamic period to the Alhambra, with special attention to the great Arab philosophers of the Middle East and al-Andalus.
It exposes the signs of one culture's struggle against the uniformity of any colonial
adventure. ... an image of aesthetic note and an example of the strong textual and
decorative tradition in Arab-Islamic culture more generally. ... The Fez interiors
with their elaborate tile work, carved wooden doors, and rich fabric upholstery are
elements of the culture that are present and ubiquitous in the city, as much so as
Author: Peter Limbrick
Publisher: University of California Press
Arab Modernism as World Cinema explores the radically beautiful films of Moroccan filmmaker Moumen Smihi, demonstrating the importance of Moroccan and Arab film cultures in histories of world cinema. Addressing the legacy of the Nahda or “Arab Renaissance” of the nineteenth and early twentieth century—when Arab writers and artists reenergized Arab culture by engaging with other languages and societies—Peter Limbrick argues that Smihi’s films take up the spirit of the Nahda for a new age. Examining Smihi’s oeuvre, which enacts an exchange of images and ideas between Arab and non-Arab cultures, Limbrick rethinks the relation of Arab cinema to modernism and further engages debates about the use of modernist forms by filmmakers in the Global South. This original study offers new routes for thinking about world cinema and modernism in the Middle East and North Africa, and about Arab cinema in the world.
Lacquerwork in Asia and Beyond , London 1982 Bronstein , L . , “ Decorative
Woodwork of the Islamic Period " , in Pope A . U . ( ed . ) ... Catalogue of the
Iranian Islamic Seals in the British Museum , London ( forthcoming ) Walker , J . ,
Arab - Sassanian ... Islamic Textiles , Lebanon 1972 POTTERY AND CERAMICS
Atil , E . , Ceramics from the World of Islam , Washington ... 1938 – 9 Safadi , Y . H
. , Islamic Calligraphy , London 1978 Schimmel , A . , Calligraphy and Islamic
Culture , New ...
Author: Edward Booth-Clibborn
Represents the combined expertise of many of the most respected art historians and cultural commentators from Iran itself, whose knowledge of the country and its traditions brings an entirely new dimension to the study of its architectural and artistic.
Faith, People, Culture Bernard Lewis ... Washing was done with the help of ewers
, basins and buckets ; the finest of these displayed chased decoration and inlay
work . ... The finest , from vi / 12thThe Islamic interior : textiles There was almost
no wooden furniture in the Muslim world : no wardrobes , bedsteads , tables or ...
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Thirteen respected authorities provide a comprehensive exposition of all aspects of Islamic history and culture
In any case , after the advent of Islam , artists explore more fully the decorative
possibilities of nonfigural forms with great success . ... Elaborate floral motifs and
vine scrolls are carved into stone walls , incised on metalwork , woven into
textiles , and painted ... Different ethnic and cultural groups including Persians ,
Arabs , and Turks mixed freely in the principal cities of Nishapur , Merv , Balkh ,
and Herat .
Author: Aimee Froom
Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San
Drawing on ceramics in the collection of the Asian Art Museum, this book provides an introduction to the ceramic art of Persia, one of the world's greatest and most influential artistic traditions. Objects discussed range from the fourth millennium BCE through the 1800s. Forty-eight exceptional works are discussed in detail and placed in their cultural and historical contexts.
Author: Alistair McAlpine
Featuring seven hundred entries on more than 170 subjects, this comprehensive guide to collectables on both sides of the Atlantic combs the museums and private collections of Europe and the U.S. for stunning images.
... he never got his camera to the line of battle but returned from his travels to the
East with an awareness of Islamic culture. He borrowed souvenirs from friends in
the form of textiles, musical instruments, and decorative objects obtained in Near
... Other musical instruments, such as an upside-down Arabic goblet drum and
the tambourine that rests against it, are found ... The dancer's arms are held aloft
by wires, the “pasha” is European, and the instruments come from several
Author: Weston J. Naef
Publisher: Getty Publications
The innovative pioneers presented here span the early nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. They advanced the art of photography and in the process brought about changes in the history of art. These artists include will known photographers such as Gustave Le Gray, Julia Margaret Cameron, Eugene Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, August Sander, Andre Kertesz, Man Ray, Edward Weston, Brassai, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Weegee, and Diane Arbus. Others will be new even to experts. For example, early innovators Girault de Pragney, Anna Atkins, Camille Silvy, Henry Bosse and the Langenheim brothers have been rediscovered in recent years, bringing to light the importance of their particular contributions to the history of art and photography. Each artist is represented by three related images and interpretive remarks by Weston Naef. Illustrations include selections from Atget's signature views of Paris, Stieglitz's portrait of Georgia O'Keeffe, Weston's distinctive nudes, and Arbus's images of women.
Perhaps this is the origin of the brilliant fabrics which , according to tradition ,
covered Mecca's holy Kaaba , the sacred stone ... Between 1878 , when the critic
and connoisseur Henri Lavoix ( a tireless champion of oriental'art ) judged that
the ' Arab'peoples , doggedly imprisoned in ... of William Morris's masterly
example in England ) , the imitation of Muslim'decorative artists ' was encouraged
; only thus ...
Author: Henri Matisse
Publisher: Royal Academy Books
Published on the occasion of an exhibition by the same name to be held at Musaee Matisse, Le Cateau-Cambraesis, Oct. 23, 2004-January 25 2005, Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 5-May 30 2005, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, June 23-September 25, 2005.
14 This distinct pattern elevates common objects to items of distinction through
the decorative rhythm of the plant forms , stems , leaves ... and shows the etched
lines and decorative patterns that can be found on Islamic textiles , pottery , and
architectural decoration . ... Script has been sacred in the Arab culture for
Author: Gary Hoppenstand
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
An encyclopedia describes all aspects of world culture, broken down into six regional categories, discussing the art, dance, fashion, food, pastimes, periodicals, recreation, and transportation of each region.