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Title Calligraphy and architecture in the Muslim world / edited by Mohammad Gharipour and İrvin Cemil Schick
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2013


Description 1 online resource (xii, 532 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Introduction -- Part A: Sites. 1. Inscribing the square : the inscriptions on the Maidān-i Shāh in Iṣfahān / Sheila S. Blair ; 2. Speaking architecture : poetry and aesthetics in the Alhambra Palace / José Miguel Puerta Vílchez ; 3. The Arabic calligraphy on the ceiling of the twelfth-century Cappella Palatina in Palermo, Sicily : function and identity / Hashim Al-Tawil ; 4. Wall-less walls : the calligraphy at the Hadži Sinanova Tekija in Sarajevo / Snježana Buzov ; 5. The Qur'anic inscriptions of the minaret of Jām, Afghanistan / Ulrike-Christiane Lintz -- Part B: Style vs. content. 6. Multi-sensorial messages of the divine and the personal : Qur'an inscriptions and recitation in sixteenth-century Ottoman Mosques in Istanbul / Nina Ergin ; 7. The revival of Kūfī script during the reign of Sultan Abdülhamid II / İrvin Cemil Schick ; 8. Calligraphy in Chinese mosques : at the intersection of Arabic and Chinese calligraphy / Barbara Stöcker-Parnian ; 9. Qur'anic verses on works of architecture : the Ottoman case / Murat Sülün ; 10. Reading Qājār epigraphs : case studies from Shīrāz and Iṣfahān / Bavand Behpoor -- Part C: Patronage. 11. 'The pen has extolled her virtues' : gender and power within the visual legacy of Shajar al-Durr in Cairo / Caroline Olivia M. Wolf ; 12. Sovereign epigraphy in location : politics, devotion and legitimisation around the Quṭb Minār, Delhi / Johanna Blayac ; 13. Archival evidence on the commissioning of architectural calligraphy in the Ottoman Empire / Talip Mert ; 14. On the renewal of the calligraphy at the Mosque of the Prophet (al-Masjid al-Nabawī) under the reign of Sultan Abdülmecid / Hilal Kazan ; 15. Fāṭimid Kūfī epigraphy on the Gates of Cairo : between royal patronage and civil utility / Bahia Shehab -- Part D: Artists. 16. An art ambassador : the inscriptions of ʻAlī Riżā ʻAbbāsī / Saeid Khaghani ; 17. Mustafa Râkim Efendi's architectural calligraphy / Süleyman Berk ; 18. Yesârîzâde Mustafa İzzet Efendi and his contributions to Ottoman architectural calligraphy / M. Uǧur Derman ; 19. The visual interpretation of Nasta'līq in architecture : Mīrzā Gholām Reżā's monumental inscriptions for the Sepahsālār Mosque in Tehran / Sina Goudarzi -- Part E: Regional. 20. Ma'qilī inscriptions on the Great Mosque of Mardin : stylistic and epigraphic contexts / Tehnyat Majeed ; 21. The composition of Kūfī inscriptions in transitional and early-Islamic architecture of North Khurāsān / Nasiba S. Baimatowa ; 22. Space and calligraphy in the Chinese mosque / Sadiq Javer ; 23. Medium and message in the monumental epigraphy of medieval Cairo / Bernard O'Kane ; 24. Allegiance, praise and space : monumental inscriptions in thirteenth-century Anatolia as architectural guides / Patricia Blessing ; 25. Symmetrical compositions in pre-Ottoman and Ottoman architectural inscriptions in Asia Minor / Abdülhamit Tüfekçioğlu -- Part F: Modernity. 26. Writing less, saying more : calligraphy and modernisation in the last Ottoman century / Edhem Eldem ; 27. The absence and emergence of calligraphy in Najd : calligraphy as a modernist component of architecture in Riyadh / Sumayah Al-Solaiman; 28. Cairo to Canton and back : tradition in the Islamic vernacular / Ann Shafer
Summary "This book explores the myriad interactions between calligraphy and architecture throughout the history of the Muslim world. From Spain to China, Islamic architecture and calligraphy are inexorably intertwined. Mosques, dervish lodges, mausolea, libraries, even baths and marketplaces bear masterpieces of calligraphy that rival the most refined books and scrolls. This major reference work focuses on architectural inscriptions throughout the Muslim world, some going back to the Middle Ages, others dating from our own lifetime. What were the purposes of these inscriptions? How do they infuse buildings with culturally specific meanings, sacred or profane? What do they add to architectural design? What sorts of materials were used, and how do they interact with light and space? Who were their patrons, and what do we know about the artists who produced them? You can find out with this exciting new collection written by a stellar cast of international contributors. It features 28 case studies explain different aspects and contexts of calligraphy in Islamic architecture. It is geographically wide-ranging - covers North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, China and Spain. It takes an interdisciplinary approach to analysing calligraphy as part of its larger spatial-architectural context. It is lavishly illustrated with 400 colour images."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Islamic calligraphy.
Architectural inscriptions.
Decoration and ornament, Architectural.
Islamic architecture.
Islamic decoration and ornament.
architectural ornament.
Architectural inscriptions
Decoration and ornament, Architectural
Islamic architecture
Islamic calligraphy
Islamic decoration and ornament
Islamische Architektur
Arabische Schrift
House and Home.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Gharipour, Mohammad
Schick, İrvin Cemil
LC no. 2013454930
ISBN 9781474468428