Islamic Art and Visual Culture: An Anthology of Sources

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D. Fairchild Ruggles
Wiley, Apr 25, 2011 - Art - 196 pages
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Islamic Art and Visual Culture is a collection of primarysources in translation accompanied by clear and conciseintroductory essays that provide unique insights into the aestheticand cultural history of one of the world's major religions.
  • Collects essential translations from sources as diverse as theQur'an, court chronicles, technical treatises on calligraphy andpainting, imperial memoirs, and foreign travel accounts
  • Includes clear and concise introductory essays
  • Situates each text and explains the circumstances in which itwas written--the date, place, author, and political conditions
  • Provides a vivid window into Islamic visual culture andsociety
  • An indispensable tool for teachers and students of art andvisual culture

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About the author (2011)

D. Fairchild Ruggles is Professor of Landscape, Art, and Architectural History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her first book, Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain (2000), won the Eleanor Tufts Award from the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical Studies. Her most recent book is Islamic Gardens and Landscapes (2008), which won the J.B. Jackson Prize from the Foundation for Landscape Studies. Her edited and co-edited books include Women, Patronage and Self-Representation in Islamic Societies (2000), Cultural Heritage and Human Rights (2007), Sites Unseen: Landscape and Vision (2007), and Intangible Heritage Embodied (2009).

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