Decorative Textiles from Arab Islamic Cultures

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.

Decorative Textiles from Arab   Islamic Cultures

Author: Jennifer Mary Wearden

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ISBN: 9781907372957

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"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.

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World 2 vol set

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: ...

Bibliography of Art and Architecture in the Islamic World  2 vol  set

Author: Susan Sinclair

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047412079

Page: 1512

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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.

Aesthetics in Arabic Thought

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.

Aesthetics in Arabic Thought

Author: José Miguel Puerta-Vilchez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004345043

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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.

Arab Modernism as World Cinema

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
 ...

Arab Modernism as World Cinema

Author: Peter Limbrick

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 0520330560

Page: 302

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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.

al ajj wa al umrah

... creation of a distinctive visual culture with its and textiles - and to non - Arabic -
speaking peoown unique artistic language . ples within the Islamic ... type of
nonrepresentational decoration may nesses , and , in some places , public areas
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The Splendour of Iran Islamic period applied and decorative arts cultural continuum

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 ...

The Splendour of Iran  Islamic period  applied and decorative arts  cultural continuum

Author: Edward Booth-Clibborn

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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.

Islam and the Arab World

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 ...

Islam and the Arab World

Author: Bernard Lewis

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

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Thirteen respected authorities provide a comprehensive exposition of all aspects of Islamic history and culture

Persian Ceramics

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 .

Persian Ceramics

Author: Aimee Froom

Publisher: Asian Art Museum of San

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Page: 127

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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.

Islamic Textiles Material for a History Up to the Mongol Conquest

The terms “ Muslim ” and “ Islamic ” as used here connote a cultural area and not
a religious division . The Arab eruption overflowed into the former territories of the
Byzantine and Persian empires . ... The debased naturalism of late Hellenistic art
had been giving way to an abstract and decorative tendency in every sphere ...

Islamic Textiles  Material for a History Up to the Mongol Conquest

Author: Robert Bertram Serjeant

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Photographers of Genius at the Getty

... 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
cultures.

Photographers of Genius at the Getty

Author: Weston J. Naef

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367498

Page: 176

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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.

Early Islamic Textiles

Byzantium , whose silk industry had adornment established before the Arabs ,
who been nationalised by Justinian as a hurried ... to obtain the considerable
supplies influence the culture or the economic structure necessary to sustain
such a large and growing ... 45 threads per cm . silk twill , appliqued textiles
attached to the change , the decorative designs on the textiles surface of the coat
( see Plate I ) .

Early Islamic Textiles

Author: Clive Rogers

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ArtUS

And if you cannot read Arabic calligraphy and do not know much about the
religious functions of these objects , then can you really intuit their shared identity
... And so by the Renaissance , Islamic art was effectively isolated from the
innovative Western artistic and cultural traditions . ... fabrics , and dazzling
decorative tiles .

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Matisse His Art and His Textiles

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 ...

Matisse  His Art and His Textiles

Author: Henri Matisse

Publisher: Royal Academy Books

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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.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

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
centuries .

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of World Popular Culture

Author: Gary Hoppenstand

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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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.

Coptic Art and Culture

that of textiles with thematical representations from the Bible or other Christian
sources . ... group , finally , consists of textiles that were clearly influenced by
Arab motifs and date back to the 8th century A . D . and later . ... With the
progression of Islamic culture in Egypt figurative representations gradually
disappear due to the interpretation of the Koran . A decorative abstract language
of forms emerges , in which complex designs of cassettes and strap - works are
characteristic ( pl . 5 ) .

Coptic Art and Culture

Author: Hans Hondelink

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ARABIC EPIGRAPHY IN TATAR DECORATIVE AND APPLIED ARTS WOMEN ' S
JEWELRY OF BUKHARA IN THE 19th - ... from the Qur ' an ) , lawhas ( the same
pictures but embroidered on textiles ) , carved tombstones , and artistically
designed manuscripts . ... The origins of Ta - tar culture cannot be separated from
the process of close interaction with Islamic regions in the Near and Middle East
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Author: Wijdan Ali

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Page: 308

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