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are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.
Oleg Grabar (November 3, 1929 – January 8, 2011) was Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at Harvard University until his retirement and joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. He published fourteen books and countless articles on a range of subjects. He was the founding editor of Muqarnas. Grabar received many honors during his lifetime, including the Charles Lang Freer Medal in 2001 and, in 2010, the Chairman's Award at the Aga Khan Award for Architecture ceremony in Doha.
'...Die Zeitschrift Muqarnas gehört zu den wichtigsten und anregendsten aktuellen Veröffentlichungen auf dem Gebiet der islamischen Kunst...'
M. Barrucand, Der Islam, 1988.
Oleg Grabar, An Exhibition of High Ottoman Art
Nasser Rabbat, The Meaning of the Umayyad Dome of the Rock
Jamel Akbar, Khatta and the Territorial structure of Early Muslim Towns
Saleh Lamei Mostafa, The Cairene Sabil: Form and Meaning
Sergei Chmelnizkij, Methods of Constructing Geometric Ornamental Systems in the Cupola of the Alhambra
I.I. Notkin, Genotypes of Spatial Form in the Architecture of the East
Perween Hasan, Sultanate Mosques and Continuity in Bengal Architecture
Iqtidar Alam Khan, New Light on the History of Two Early Mughal Monuments of Bayana
Eva Baer, Jeweled Ceramics from Medieval Islam: A Note on the Ambiguity of Islamic Ornament
Peter Chelkowski, Narrative Painting and Painting Recitation in Qajar Iran
Donna Stein, Three Photographic Traditions in Nineteenth-Century Iran
B.W. Robinson, Qajar Lacquer
Layla S. Diba, Persian Painting in the Eighteenth Century
Nancy Micklewright, Late-Nineteenth-Century Century Ottoman Wedding Costumes as Indicators of Social Change
Scholars and students of Islamic art and architectural history. Those interested in the visual culture of the Islamic world, as well as Byzantinists, Europeanists, medievalists, historians of the early modern era, and architectural historians.