Envisioning Islamic Art & Architecture

Essays in Honor of Renata Holod

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Envisioning Islamic Art and Architecture: Essays in Honor of Renata Holod is a collection of studies on the portable arts, arts of the book, painting, photography, and architecture spanning the medieval and modern periods and across the historical Islamic lands. The essays reflect the wide-ranging interests and diverse methodologies of Renata Holod and attend to the physical, material, and aesthetic properties of their objects, offer nuanced explanations of complex relations between objects and historical contexts, and remain critically aware of the shape of the field of Islamic art and architecture, its canonical objects, approaches, and historiographies.

Essential reading for scholars working on Islam and the Islamic world in the disciplines of history of art and architecture, history, literature, and anthropology.

With contributions by María Judith Feliciano, Christiane Gruber, Leslee Katrina Michelsen, Nancy Micklewright, Stephennie Mulder, Johanna Olafsdotter, Yael Rice, Cynthia Robinson, David J. Roxburgh, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Alison Mackenzie Shah, and Pushkar Sohoni.

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Biographical Note

David J. Roxburgh, Ph.D. (1996), University of Pennsylvania, is Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Islamic Art History at Harvard University. His publications include Prefacing the Image (Brill, 2001) and The Persian Album (Yale University Press, 2005).

Table of contents

CONTENTS

Editor’s Foreword…………………………………………………………………………..
Note on Transliteration..............................................................................
D. FAIRCHILD RUGGLES, Inventing the Alhambra………………………………..………...
CYNTHIA ROBINSON, Power, Light, Intra-Confessional Discontent and the Almoravids….
MARÍA JUDITH FELICIANO, Medieval Textiles in Iberia: Studies for a New Approach……
LESLEE KATRINA MICHELSEN AND JOHANNA OLAFSDOTTER, Telling Tales: Investigating a Mināʾī Bowl………………………………………………………………………………
STEPHENNIE MULDER, Seeing the Light: Enacting the Divine at Three Medieval Syrian Shrines………………………………………………………………………………………
PUSHKAR SOHONI, Patterns of Faith: Mosque Typologies and Sectarian Affiliation in the Kingdom of Ahmadnagar…………………………………………………………………..
ALISON MACKENZIE SHAH, Saints, Samāʿ, and the Politics of Charisma in Late-Nineteenth-Century Hyderabad, India……………………………………………………...
YAEL RICE, Between the Brush and the Pen: On the Intertwined Histories of Mughal Painting and Calligraphy……………………………………………………….…………...
DAVID J. ROXBURGH, “Many a wish has turned to dust”: Pir Budaq and the Formation of Turkmen Arts of the Book …………………………………………………………………
CHRISTIANE GRUBER, The Rose of the Prophet: Floral Metaphors in Late Ottoman Devotional Art……………………………………………………………………………...
NANCY MICKLEWRIGHT, Picturing the “Abode of Felicity” in 1919: A Photograph Album of Istanbul………………………………………………………………………..…

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Readership

Historians of Islamic Art and Architecture, specialists of Middle East and Islamic Studies, working on the medieval through modern periods. Scholars, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates.

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