ISBN : 9780190695910
Through close studies of ceramics, metalwares and other plastic arts from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, Arts of Allusion reveals the object as a crucial site where pre-modern craftsmen of the eastern Mediterranean and Persianate realms engaged in fertile dialogue with poetry, literature, painting, and--most strikingly--architecture.
Chapter 1: The Intellect of the Hand
Chapter 2: Building Ornament
Chapter 3: Occupied Objects
Chapter 4: Material Metaphors
Chapter 5: The Poetics of Ornament
Conclusion: Objects in an Expanded Field