OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Word of God, Art of Man: The Qur'an and Its Creative Expressions: Selected Proceedings from the International Colloquium, London, 18-21 October 2003

ISBN : 9780199591497

Price(incl.tax): 
¥7,359
Author: 
Fahmida Suleman
Pages
352 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
168 x 238 mm
Pub date
Sep 2010
Series
Qur'anic Studies Series
Send mail
Print

Muslim reverence for the Qur'an as the Word of God has manifested itself in various artistic forms throughout history and up to the present day. This innovative collection of essays explores creative expressions of the Qur'an in a wide range of media. Contributors include museum curators and leading academics in art and architectural history, palaeography and material anthropology, and their studies span four continents and cover topics from medieval coins and early illuminated copies of the Qur'an to contemporary painting. They offer a multidisciplinary approach to the questions of how, why and in what contexts the Qur'an has inspired Muslim artists and craftspeople to adorn the spaces they inhabit and the objects they cherish with its verses. The volume includes 120 colour illustrations, some published for the first time, and an extensive bibliography.

Index: 

OPENING REFLECTIONS
QUR'ANIC CALLIGRAPHY AND INSCRIPTIONS IN THE MEDIEVAL MUSLIM WORLD
AMULETS, TALISMANS AND MAGIC
THE QUR'ANIC TEXT IN RECENT TIMES
QUR'ANIC INSCRIPTIONS ON TEXTILES
FINAL REFLECTIONS

About the author: 

Fahmida Suleman, Research Associate and Qur'anic Studies Project Coordinator, The Institute of Ismaili Studies, London

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.