Publisher: Altajir World of Islam Trust, UK, 2005
ISBN 10: 1-901435-12-1, ISBN 13: 978-1-901435-12-2
ABOUT THIS BOOK
The studies in this volume, written by a range of eminent experts explore aspects of Islamic art from the standpoint not of style, provenance, aesthetic quality of historical context, but of what these images mean. Individually, these studies propose new explanations of familiar material. Corporately, however, they achieve something more, for they demonstrate a range of complementary techniques of interpretation, thereby mapping out directions for future iconographic analyses of Islamic art.
Two contributions by Professor Ernst Grube underpin the volume:
1. traces how the study of Islamic iconography evolved,
2. is truly groundbreaking: an extensive listing of titles on Islamic iconography, thematically divided and running to some 160 double-columned pages.
This bibliography will immediately become an indispensable resource for all Islamic art historians, and will open up their field in many new ways.