The Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture /

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Other Authors / Creators:Bloom, Jonathan
Blair, Sheila.
Format: Book
Imprint: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Summary:The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture deals with all aspects of Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Central Asia to Southeast Asia and Africa. The volumes cover all subject areas in Islamic art including: artists, rulers, writers, architecture, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, calligraphy, textiles, and more.The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture provides unparalleled scope and depth on this rapidly growing area of interest. It offers fully updated articles and bibliography as well as more than 500 plans, maps, diagrams, illustrations and colour plates.Similar in scope and design to The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts, this three-volume reference work contains articles of various lengths in alphabetical order. The shorter, more factual articles (none shorter than 50 words) are combined with larger, multi-section articles tracing the development of the art forms in various geographical locations.
Physical Description:3 volumes : illustrations, maps, plates ; 26 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author Notes:Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair share the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College and the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair of Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University. A husband-and-wife team, they study all aspects of Islamic art from the seventh century to modern times. Bloom is particularly interested in the arts of the medieval Mediterranean region as well as the history of paper. His most recent book is Arts of the City Victorious (2007), a study of the art and architecture of the Fatimid period in North Africa and Egypt.Blair is particularly interested in the arts of Iran and Central Asia, the Mongols, and the history of the Islamic book. Her latest book is Islamic Calligraphy (2006), for which she won several international awards. In addition to their hundreds of individual articles, reviews, and monographs, they have written or edited seven books jointly. They also served as consultants to the 3-hour documentary Islam: Empire of Faith, shown nationally on PBS, and are convenors of the Hamad bin Khalifa Biennial Symposium on Islamic Art. Both Bloom and Blair received their Ph.D.s in Middle Eastern Studies and Fine Arts from Harvard University in 1980.