Muqarnas, Volume 25

Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture: Essays in Celebration of Oleg Grabar's Eightieth Birthday. The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture Thirtieth Anniversary Special Volume


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being published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

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Gülru Necipoglu, (Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986) is the Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at Harvard University. She has been the editor of Muqarnas since 1993.



PATRICIA CRONE, “Barefoot and Naked”: What Did the Bedouin of the Arab Conquests Look Like?

MICHAEL COOK, The Namesake Taboo

GÜLRU NECİPOĞLU, The Dome of the Rock as Palimpsest: ʿAbd al-Malik’s Grand Narrative and Sultan Süleyman’s Glosses

EVA HOFFMAN, Between East and West: The Wall Paintings of Samarra and the Construction of Abbasid Princely Culture

YASSER TABBAA, Andalusian Roots and Abbasid Homage in the Qubbat al-Barudiyyin in Marrakech

NASSER RABBAT, Design without Representation in Medieval Egypt

SHEILA BLAIR, A Brief Biography of Abu Zaid

SCOTT REDFORD, A Newly Read Inscription on the Walls of Antalya, Turkey

CYNTHIA ROBINSON, Marginal Ornament: Poetics, Mimesis, and Devotion in the Palace of the Lions

HOWAYDA AL-HARITHY, Weaving Historical Narratives: Beirut’s Last Mamluk Monument

JONATHAN BLOOM, The “Fatimid” Doors of the Fakahani Mosque in Cairo

LISA GOLOMBEK, From Timur to Tivoli: Reflections on il giardino all’italiana

ANTHONY WELCH, The Emperor’s Grief: Two Mughal Tombs

DAVID ROXBURGH, “The Eye Is Favored for Seeing the Writing’s Form”: On the Sensual and the Sensuous in Islamic Calligraphy

TÜLAY ARTAN, A Book of Kings Produced and Presented as a Treatise on Hunting

MIKA NATIF, The SOAS Anvār-i Suhaylī: The Journey of a “Reincarnated” Manuscript

MARIANNA SHREVE SIMPSON, Mostly Modern Miniatures: Classical Persian Painting in the Early Twentieth Century
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