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Arab painting : text and image in illustrated Arabic manuscripts / edited by Anna Contadini.

Edition:
[2nd rev. ed.].
Publication:
Leiden, [Netherlands] ; Boston, [Massachusetts] : Brill, 2010.
Series:
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 The Near and Middle East 90.
Handbook of Oriental Studies. Section 1 the near and Middle East, 0169-9423 ; Volume 90
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (292 p.)
Subjects:
Manuscripts, Arabic.
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Arab.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Arab painting, preserved mainly in manuscript illustrations of the 12th to 14th centuries, is here treated as an artistic corpus fully deserving of appreciation in its own terms, and not as a mere precursor to Persian painting. The book assembles papers by a distinguished list of scholars that illuminate the variety of material that survives in scientific as well as literary manuscripts. Because of the contexts in which the paintings appear, a major theoretical concern is, precisely, the relationship of painting to text. It rejects earlier scholarly habits of analysing paintings in isolation, and proposes the integration of text and image as a more satisfactory framework within which to elucidate the characteristics and functions of this impressive body of work.
Arab painting, preserved mainly in manuscript illustrations of the 12th to 14th centuries, is here treated as an artistic corpus fully deserving of appreciation in its own terms, and not as a mere precursor to Persian painting. The book assembles papers by a distinguished list of scholars that illuminate the variety of material that survives in scientific as well as literary manuscripts. Because of the contexts in which the paintings appear, a major theoretical concern is, precisely, the relationship of painting to text. It rejects earlier scholarly habits of analysing paintings in isolation, and proposes the integration of text and image as a more satisfactory framework within which to elucidate the characteristics and functions of this impressive body of work.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / A. Contadini
Introduction
The manuscript as a whole
What does ‘arab painting’ mean? / Oleg Grabar
Art in the name of science: The Kitāb al-Diryāq in text and image / Jaclynne J. Kerner
Text and illustrations. Dioscorides and the illustrated herbal in the arab tradition / Michael J. Rogers
Elusive giraffes: Ibn Abi L-Ḥawāfir’s BadāiʾIʿ Al-Akwān and other animal books / Remke Kruk
Mapping the mnemonic: A late thirteenth-century copy of Al-Ṣūfī’s book of the constellations / Moya Carey
From Iraq to Fars: Tracking cultural transformations in the 1322 QazwīnīʿAjāʾIb manuscript / Persis Berlekamp
The earliest islamic illustrated manuscript, the Maqāmāt and a graveyard at Suḥār at Suḥār, Oman / Geoffrey R. D. King
Love localized and science from Afar: ‘Arab painting,’ iberian courtly culture, And the Ḥadīth Bayāḍ Wa Riyāḍ (VAT. AR. RIS. 368) / Cynthia Robinson
The Schefer Ḍarīrī: A study in islamic frontispiece design / Robert Hillenbrand
The uses of captions in medieval literary arabic manuscripts / Bernard O’Kane
Anatomical illustration in arabic manuscripts / Emilie Savage-Smith
The ‘translation’ of diagrams and illustrations from arabic into latin / Charles Burnett
Introductory bibliography / A. Contadini
Illustrations / A. Contadini
Index / A. Contadini.
Preliminary Material / A. Contadini
Introduction
The manuscript as a whole
What does ‘arab painting’ mean? / Oleg Grabar
Art in the name of science: The Kitāb al-Diryāq in text and image / Jaclynne J. Kerner
Text and illustrations. Dioscorides and the illustrated herbal in the arab tradition / Michael J. Rogers
Elusive giraffes: Ibn Abi L-Ḥawāfir’s BadāiʾIʿ Al-Akwān and other animal books / Remke Kruk
Mapping the mnemonic: A late thirteenth-century copy of Al-Ṣūfī’s book of the constellations / Moya Carey
From Iraq to Fars: Tracking cultural transformations in the 1322 QazwīnīʿAjāʾIb manuscript / Persis Berlekamp
The earliest islamic illustrated manuscript, the Maqāmāt and a graveyard at Suḥār at Suḥār, Oman / Geoffrey R. D. King
Love localized and science from Afar: ‘Arab painting,’ iberian courtly culture, And the Ḥadīth Bayāḍ Wa Riyāḍ (VAT. AR. RIS. 368) / Cynthia Robinson
The Schefer Ḍarīrī: A study in islamic frontispiece design / Robert Hillenbrand
The uses of captions in medieval literary arabic manuscripts / Bernard O’Kane
Anatomical illustration in arabic manuscripts / Emilie Savage-Smith
The ‘translation’ of diagrams and illustrations from arabic into latin / Charles Burnett
Introductory bibliography / A. Contadini
Illustrations / A. Contadini
Index / A. Contadini.
Notes:
Includes addenda and corrigenda.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed October 11, 2017).
Contributor:
Contadini, Anna, editor.
ISBN:
1-282-60140-7
9786612601408
90-04-23661-9
90-474-2237-6
OCLC:
705050666
Publisher Number:
10.1163/ej.9789004186309.i-272 DOI
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