The Formation of Islamic Art

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1987 - Art - 232 pages
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This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light. In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar develops alternate models for the formation of Islamic art, tightens its chronology, and discusses its implications for the contemporary art of the Muslim world. Reviews of the first edition: "Grabar examines the possible ramifications of sociological, economic, historical, psychological, ecological, and archaeological influences upon the art of Islam. . . [He] explains that Islamic art is woven from the threads of an Eastern, Oriental tradition and the hardy, surviving strands of Classical style, and [he] illustrates this web by means of a variety of convincing and well-chosen examples."-Art Bulletin "A book of absorbing interest and immense erudition. . . All Islamic archaeologists and scholars will thank Professor Grabar for a profound and original study of an immense and complex field, which may provoke controversy but must impress by its mastery and charm by its modesty."-Times Literary Supplement "Oleg Grabar, in this book of exceptional subtlety and taste, surveys and extends his own important contributions to the study of early Islamic art history and works out an original and imaginative approach to the elusive and complex problems of understanding Islamic art."-American Historical Review
  

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Contents

The Problem
1
The Land of Early Islam
19
The Symbolic Appropriation of the Land
43
Islamic Attitudes toward the Arts
72
The Mosque
99
Palace and City
132
The Idea of an Arabesque
178
The Formation of Islamic Art
195
Twelve Years Later
203
Chronology of the Early Muslim World
215
Index
227
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Grabar.Formation of Islamic
What matters at this stage is that one first motivation to be detected in the formation of Islamic art was that of symbolically or practically expressing ...
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JSTOR: The Formation of Islamic Art
The Formation of Islamic Art. By OLEG GRABAR. Pp. xix + 233. Plates, diagrams. New Haven and London: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS. 1973. $17.50. ...
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TCDC Resource Center - The formation of Islamic art / Oleg Grabar.
Title, The formation of Islamic art / Oleg Grabar. Author. Grabar, Oleg. Publisher, New Haven :: Yale University Press; c1987. Material, xix, 232 p. ...
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Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures
The Formation of Islamic Art. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2d. ed., 1987. Grabar, Oleg. The Great Mosque of Isfahan. New York: New York University ...
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Islamic art definition of Islamic art in the Free Online Encyclopedia.
... The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650–1250 (1987); O. Grabar, The Formation of Islamic Art (1987); B. Brend, Islamic Art (1991); ss Blair and jm Bloom, ...
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The Meditation of Ornament. - book reviews | Art in America | Find ...
Twenty years ago, in The Formation of Islamic Art, Oleg Grabar wrote what remains to this day the best general theoretical study of early Islamic art in ...
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HART 321: Visual Cultures of the Islamic World
Oleg Grabar, The Formation of Islamic Art (Yale University Press, rev. ed. 1987) Chapter 5: Islamic Religious Art: The Mosque, pp. 99-132 ...
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The Formation of Islamic Art - Grabar, Oleg - Yale University Press
In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar develops alternate models for the formation of Islamic art, tightens its chronology, and discusses its implications for the ...
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Visual Culture of the Islamic World History of Art 217/617
Topics: Late Antique visual culture and the formation of Islamic art; the. making of religious space; old palaces, new villas and the invention of a ...
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Notes on Oleg Grabar
26-46. Reprinted in his Studies in Medieval Islamic Art. Grabar, Oleg. The Formation of Islamic Art New Haven, Yale Univ. Press, 1987. ...
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