By (author) Professor Sheila S. Blair
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Islamic Inscriptions by Professor Sheila S. Blair
Book DescriptionA vital reference for everyone interested in Islamic inscriptions on buildings, objects and works of art. This beautifully illustrated book explains the importance of Islamic inscriptions and places them expertly in their historical and cultural context. It shows you how to decipher and interpret inscriptions and provides a standard for recording them. In addition, a fully annotated bibliography provides further reading on all aspects of Islamic epigraphy. Winner of the British Kuwait Friendship Society Al-Mubarak Prize 1999 for the best academic work on the Middle East
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748609031
(246mm x 189mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Sheila S. Blair
God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth, Hardback (November 2015)
"The Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposia on Islamic art and culture"--Half title page.
Text and Image in Medieval Persian Art, Hardback (February 2014)
Greater Iranian arts from the 10th to the 16th century are technically some of the finest produced anywhere. Focusing on objects found in the main media at the time, the author shows how artisans played with form, material and decoration to engage their audiences.
God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty, Hardback (November 2013)View all books by Professor Sheila S. Blair
The Islamic world, spanning centuries and far-flung regions, is renowned for its diverse cultural and artistic traditions. This book delves into that vast creative output, examining a dozen exquisite objects in the Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar, designed by the Chinese-American architect I M Pei and opened in 2008.
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Author Biography - Professor Sheila S. Blair
Sheila S. Blair is the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professor of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College.
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