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are published on all aspects of Islamic visual culture, historical and contemporary, as well as articles dealing with unpublished textual primary sources.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, Europe and the Orient: An Ideologically Charged Exhibition
Thomas Leisten, Between Orthodoxy and Exegesis: Some Aspects of Attitudes in the Shariʿa toward Funerary Architecture
Sergei Chmelnizkij, The Mausoleum of Muhammad Bosharo
Sheila S. Blair, Sufi Saints and Shrine Architecture in the Early Fourteenth Century
Michael E. Bonine, The Sacred Direction and City Structure: A Preliminary Analysis of the Islamic Cities of Morocco
D. Fairchild Ruggles, The Mirador in Abbasid and Hispano-Umayyad Garden Typology
Mohammad Yusuf Siddiq, An Epigraphical Journey to an Eastern Islamic Land
Ulrike Al-Khamis, The Iconography of Early Islamic Lusterware from Mesopotamia: New Considerations
Scott Redford, How Islamic Is It? The Innsbruck Plate and Its Setting
Gülru Necipoğlu, From International Timurid to Ottoman: A Change of Taste in Sixteenth-Century Ceramic Tiles
Leonard Helfgott, Carpet Collecting in Iran, 1873–1883: Robert Murdoch Smith and the Formation of the Modern Persian Carpet Industry
Jo Tonna, The Poetics of Arab-Islamic Architecture
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.