OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Arts of Allusion: Object, Ornament, and Architecture in Medieval Islam

ISBN : 9780190695910

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¥13,090
Author: 
Margaret S. Graves
Pages
360 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
178 x 254 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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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.

Index: 

Introduction
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
Bibliography
Index

About the author: 

Margaret S. Graves is Assistant Professor of Art History at Indiana University.

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