Iconography of Islamic Art by Bernard O'Kane
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Iconography of Islamic Art
By Bernard O'Kane

The Iconography of Islamic Art

Studies in Honour of Robert Hillenbrand

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Iconography of Islamic Art by Bernard O'Kane

Book Description

People have been searching for meaning in Islamic art for centuries. This generously illustrated book explores the iconography of Islamic art from an illuminating range of perspectives. An overarching theme connects these varied approaches, linking the interpretation of objects to textual sources. The result is a collection of revealing studies of motifs as diverse as the peacock, trees, and the figure holding a cup and branch, and of new interpretations of fascinating objects, such as Mongol, Arab and Safavid paintings, or monuments from Egypt to India. Includes contributions from: Sylvia Auld Marianne Barrucand Sheila S. Blair Jonathan M. Bloom Barbara Brend Anna Contadini Abbas Daneshvari Geza Fehervari Barbara Finster Finbarr Barry Flood Oleg Grabar Ulrike al-Khamis Marcus Milwright Bernard O'Kane B. W. Robinson Avinoam Shalem Raya Y. Shani Rachel Ward

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748620906
ISBN-10: 0748620907
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 25mm)
Pages: 376
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bernard O'Kane

Bernard O'Kane is Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture at the American University in Cairo. He is the author of Timurid Architecture in Khurasan (1987), Studies in Persian Art and Architecture (1996) and Early Persian Painting (2003); and the editor of Treasures of Islamic Art in the Museums of Cairo (2006).

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