Muqarnas, Volume 20


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are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.

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CONTENTS Alain Fouad George, The Geometry of the Qurʾan of Amajur: A Preliminary Study of Proportion in Early Arabic Calligraphy Anna Contadini, A Bestiary Tale: Text and Image of the Unicorn in the Kitāb naʿt al-ḥayawān (British Library Or. 2784) Persis Berlekamp, Painting as Persuasion: A Visual Defense of Alchemy in an Islamic Manuscript of the Mongol Period Stefano Carboni, The Painted-Glass Decoration of the Mausoleum of Ahmad ibn Sulayman al-Rifaʿi in Cairo Marcus Milwright, Modest Luxuries: Decorated Lead-glazed Pottery in the South of Bilad al-Sham (Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries) Heather Ecker, The Great Mosque of Cordoba in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries Deborah Howard, Death in Damascus: Venetians in Syria in the Mid-Fifteenth Century Zeynep Yürekli, A Building between the Public and Private Realms of the Ottoman Elite: The Sufi Convent of Sokollu Mehmed Pasha in Istanbul Ahmet Ersoy, A Sartorial Tribute to Late Tanzimat Ottomanism: The Elbise-i ʿOsmāniyyeAlbum Kishwar Rizvi, Religious Icon and National Symbol: The Tomb of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran Mary McWilliams, Collecting by the Book: The Shaping of Private and Public Collections Valérie Gonzalez, The Comares Hall in the Alhambra and James Turrell's Space that Sees: A Comparison of Aesthetic Phenomenology