Muqarnas, Volume 23


Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World is sponsored by the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

In Muqarnas articles are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

Contributors include: Doris Behrens-Abouseif; Stephennie Mulder; Chad Kia; Maryam Ekhtiar; Abdolhamid Keshmirshekan; Willem Floor; Elizabeth Lambourn; Hussein Keshani, İlknur Aktuğ Kolay and Serpil çelik; Vildan Serdaroğlu; Selin İpek; Marcus Milwright

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DORIS BEHRENS-ABOUSEIF, The Islamic History of the Lighthouse of Alexandria STEPHENNIE MULDER, The Mausoleum of Imam al-Shafiʿi ANNA CONTADINI, A Question in Arab Painting: The Ibn al-Sufi Manuscript in Tehran and Its Art-Historical Connections CHAD KIA, Is the Bearded Man Drowning? Picturing the Figurative in a Late-Fifteenth-Century Painting from Herat MARYAM EKHTIAR, Practice Makes Perfect: The Art of Calligraphy Exercises ( Siyāh Mashq) in Iran ABDOLHAMID KESHMIRSHEKAN, Discourses on Postrevolutionary Iranian Art: Neotraditionalism during the 1990s WILLEM FLOOR, The Woodworking Craft and Its Products in Iran ELIZABETH LAMBOURN, Brick, Timber, and Stone: Building Materials and the Construction of Islamic Architectural History in Gujarat HUSSEIN KESHANI, Architecture and the Twelver Shiʿi Tradition: The Great Imambara Complex of Lucknow İLKNUR AKTUĞ KOLAY AND SERPİL ÇELİK, Ottoman Stone Acquisition in the Mid-Sixteenth Century: The Süleymaniye Complex in Istanbul VİLDAN SERDAROĞLU, When Literature and Architecture Meet: Architectural Images of the Beloved and the Lover in Sixteenth-Century Ottoman Poetry SELİN İPEK, Ottoman Ravzva-ı Mutahhara Covers Sent from Istanbul to Medina with the Surre Processions MARCUS MILWRIGHT, So Despicable a Vessel: Representations of Tamerlane in Printed Books of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries