Effat University Library Catalog
Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Arts of allusion : object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam /

by Graves, Margaret S.,
, object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam / Published by : Oxford University Press, (New York :) Physical details: 360 pages : col. ill. ; 27 cm. ISBN:9780190695910.
Subject(s): Islamic decoration and ornament. | Decoration and ornament, Medieval -- Middle East. | Islamic architecture. | Architecture, Medieval -- Middle East. | Islamic arts. | Arts, Medieval -- Middle East.
Year: 2018
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
    average rating: 0.0 (0 votes)
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Special collection
Non-fiction NK1270 .G73 2018 (Browse shelf) c. 1 Available a31111000040548

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Arts of the third dimension -- Portable objects and art historical horizons -- Miniature, model, microcosm -- The art of allusion -- The intellect of the hand -- "Making is thinking" -- Architecture, art of process -- Thinking and making in tenth-century Iraq -- The eighth epistle -- The material imagination -- Makers, movements and mutable materials -- The craftsman in society -- Building ornament -- Taking the shapes of images -- Trails of ornament -- Building ornament -- Arcades and cordons sanitaires -- The inlaid surface -- Jaziran synthesis -- Occupied objects -- Lessons from a storeroom -- Seeing-with and the art of the object -- Occupied objects -- Inkwells, architecture, and conditioned vision -- The scribe in the inkwell -- Object as theatre -- Likeness and allusion -- Material metaphors -- The languages of objects -- The poet's craft -- Metal, stone, and smoke -- Mobile monuments -- Radiant monuments -- Metaphor and modality -- The poetics of ornament -- From Nile to Kilga -- The city reinscribed -- Mediterranean miniatures -- Ornament as ekphrasis -- Memory and imagination -- Conclusion : objects in an expanded field.

Through close studies of ceramics, metalwares and other plastic arts from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, Arts of Allusion reveals the object as a crucial site where pre-modern craftsmen of the eastern Mediterranean and Persianate realms engaged in fertile dialogue with poetry, literature, painting, and, most strikingly, architecture.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.