Muqarnas, Volume 8

K. A. C. Creswell and His Legacy


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are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

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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.
Oleg Grabar, K. A. C. Creswell and His Work

Julian Raby, Reviewing the Reviewers

J.W. Allan, New Additions to the New Edition

Robert Hillenbrand, Creswell and Contemporary Central European Scholarschip

Eric Fernie, The History of Medieval Architecture from Carolingian to Romanesque: Criteria and Definitions from 1925 to the Present Day

Cyril Mango, Approaches to Byzantine Architecture

J.M. Rogers, Architectural History as Literature: Creswell’s Reading and Methods

Jonathan M. Bloom, Creswell and the Origins of the Minaret

John Warren, Creswell’s Use of the Theory of Dating by the Acuteness of the Pointed Arches in Early Muslim Architecture

Sheila S. Blair, Surveyor versus Epigrapher

Alastair Northedge, Creswell, Herzfeld, and Samarra

G.R.D. King, Creswell’s Appreciation of Arabian Architecture

Mark Horton, Primitive Islam and Architecture in East Africa

Gloria Karnouk, The Creswell Library: A Legacy

Teresa Fitzherbert, The Creswell Photographic Archive at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

R.W. Hamilton, Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell, 1879–1974

R.D. McChesney, Postscript to “Four Sources on Shah ʿAbbas’s Building of Isfahan”
Students and scholars 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.