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The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800
The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800

The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250-1800

by Sheila S Blair

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Language

English

Publisher

Mapin

ISBN

818582228X - Year: 2002 - Pages: 348

Binding

Hardcover

Sheila S Blair
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Author: Sheila S Blair
Publisher: Mapin
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 348
ISBN/UPC (if available): 818582228X

Description

Conceived as a sequel to 'Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250', this beautiful book follows the general format of the first volume and surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands , and describe over two hundred works of Islamic art of this period.

Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art - the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, and the Tahmasp Shahnama - were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early thirteenth century to the advent of European colonial rule in the nineteenth. This beautiful book surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era.

Conceived as a sequel to 'Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250' by Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar, the book follows the general format of the first volume, with chronological and regional divisions and architecture treated separately from the other arts. The authors describe over two hundred works of Islamic art of this period and also investigate broader social and economic contexts, considering such topics as function, patronage, and meaning. They discuss, for example, how the universal caliphs of the first six centuries gave way to regional rulers and how, in this new world order, Iranian forms, techniques, and motifs played a dominant role in the artistic life of most of the Muslim world; the one exception was the Maghrib, an area protected from the full brunt of the Mongol invasions, where traditional models continued to inspire artists and patrons.

By the sixteenth century, say the authors, the eastern Mediterranean under the Ottomans and the area of northern India under the Mughals had become more powerful, and the Iranian models of early Ottoman and Mughal art gradually gave way to distinct regional and imperial styles. The authors conclude with a provocative essay on the varied legacies of Islamic art in Europe and the Islamic lands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK:

An extraordinary achievement. A balanced and very even-handed statement that should remain for a long time as a necessary reference and introduction to Islamic Art.
- Oleg Grabar, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Contents

Preface
Photographic Acknowledgements
Maps

PART I: 1250-1500

Introduction

Architecture in Iran and Central Asia under the Ilkhanids and their Successors
Architecture under the Ilkhanids
Architecture under the Ilkhanids' Successors

The Arts in Iran and Central Asia under the Ilkhanids and their successors
Successors
The Decorative Arts
Arts of the Book

Architecture in Iran and Central Asia under the Timurids and their Contemporaries

The Architecture in Egypt, Syria, and Arabia under the Cirassian Mamluks (1389-1517)

The Arts in Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks
Early Period
Middle Period
Late Period

Architecture and the Arts in the Maghrib under the Hafsids, Marinids, and Nasrids
The Hafsids
The Marinids
The Nasrids

Architecture and the Arts in Anatolia under the Beyliks and Early Ottomans
Architecture
The Arts

Architecture and the Arts in Indian under the Sultanates
Architecture under the Sultanates
The Arts under the Sultanates

PART II: 1500-1800
The Arts in Iran under the Safavids and Zands
The Arts under the Early Safavids (1501-76
The Arts under the Later Safavids (1576-1732) and Zands (1750-94)

Architecture in Iran under the Safavids and Zands

Architecture and the Arts in Central Asia under the Uzbeks
Architecture under the Uzbeks
The Arts under the Uzbeks

Architecture under the Ottomans after the Conquest of Constaninople
From the Conquest of Constantinople to Sinan
The Age of Sinan
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

The Arts under the Ottomans after the Conquest of Constantinople
The Formative Period: from Mehmed to Selim
The Classical Ottoman Style
The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Architecture and the Arts in Egypt and North Africa
Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria
Morocco

Architecture in India under the Mughals and their Contemporaries in the Deccan
Architecture under the Early Mughals (1526-1628) and their Contemporaries
Architecture under the Later Mughals (1628-1858) and their Contemporaries

The Arts in India under the Mughals (1526-1628) and their contemporaries
The Arts under the Later Mughals (1628-1858) and their Contemporaries

The Legacies of Later Islamic Art
The Impact of Islamic Art on the West
The Impact of Islamic Art of the Islamic World

Notes
Bibliography
Glossary
Index

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