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The gift tradition in Islamic art / Linda Komaroff.

Author/Creator:
Komaroff, Linda, 1953-
Publication:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
160 p.
Subjects:
Islamic art objects.
Gifts -- Religious aspects -- Islam.
Art and society -- Islamic countries.
Language:
Text in English and Arabic.
Summary:
The offering of Gifts - state, religious and personal - is a practice nearly as ancient and widespread as human culture itself. At courts throughout the Islamic world, the exchange of lavish gifts intimately linked art with diplomacy, religion and personal relationship. This beautifully illustrated book explorer the complex interplay between artistic production and gift-based patronage by discussing works of great aesthetic refinement that were either commissioned or repurposed as gifts. By following the unique histories of certain artworks, Komaroff reveals how t he exchange of luxury objects was central to the circulation, emulation and assimilation of artistic forms both within and beyond the Islamic world. She adds a new dimension to the understanding of Islamic art and culture from the eighth to the fifteenth century.0Exhibition: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha (19.3.2012-2.6.2012).
Notes:
Issued in connection with an exhibition held between 19 March-2 June 2012, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Adam H. Fetterolf Fund.
Contributor:
Museum of Islamic Art (Dawḥah, Qatar)
Adam H. Fetterolf Fund.
ISBN:
0300184352
9780300184358 (cl : alk. paper)
OCLC:
843441636
Publisher Number:
99958524047
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