Muqarnas, Volume 17


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are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

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David J. Roxburgh, Ph.D. (1996) in History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, is Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University. He has published on arts of the book and albums, mainly form Iran and Central Asia.

David J. Roxburgh, The Study of Painting and the Arts of the Book

Materials and Methods
Jonathan M. Bloom, The Introduction of Paper to the Islamic Lands and the Development of the Illustrated Manuscript
Sheila S. Blair, Color and Gold: The Decorated Papers used in Manuscripts in Later Islamic Times

The Conception and Realization of Painting
Eva R. Hoffman, The Beginnings of the Illustrated Arabic Book: An Intersection between Art and Scholarship
Abolala Soudavar, The Age of Muhammadi
Lâle Uluç, Selling to the Court: Late-Sixteenth-Century Manuscript Production in Shiraz

Theories and Aesthetics of Painting
Priscilla P. Soucek, The Theory and Practice of Portraiture in the Persian Tradition
Yves Porter, From the 'Theory of the Two Qalams' to the 'Seven Principles of Painting': Theory, Terminology, and Practice in Persian Classical Painting
David J. Roxburgh, Kamal al-Din Bihzad and Authorship in Persianate Painting

Later Responses to Paintings and Books
Zeren Tanindi, Additions to Illustrated Manuscripts in Ottoman Workshops
Serpil Bağcı, From Translated Word to Translated Image: The illustrated Şehnâme-i Türkî<\i>

John Seyller, A Mughal Code of Connoisseurship