Image and meaning in Islamic art / edited by Robert Hillenbrand
Contributor(s): Hillenbrand, Robert.Material type: BookPublisher: London : Altajir Trust, 2005Description: 320 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1901435121 (hbk.); 9781901435122.Subject(s): Islamic art and symbolism | Art, Islamic -- Themes, motives | Art, Islamic -- Themes, motives -- Bibliography
Selected papers from a symposium on Islamic iconography held in Edinburgh on Oct. 26-27, 1990; includes extensive
Includes bibliographical references.
New light on Islamic iconography / Robert Hillenbrand -- Iconography in Islamic art / Ernst Grube -- Solar and celestial symbolism in medieval Islamic art / James Allan -- The Minbar of Al-Aqsa: form and function / Sylvia Auld -- Mightiness, ecstasy and control: some general features of Islamic arts / Johann-Christoph Bürgel -- A royal drinking scene from Alchi: Iranian iconography in the Western Himalayas / Finbarr B. Flood -- Early medieval Islamic court life: the evidence of the literary sources / ʻAbd al-Rahman al-Gailani -- Paradise glimpsed by the Muslim believer at prayer / Raya Y. Shani -- The iconography of the illustrated Timurid Ẓafarnāma manuscripts / Eleanor Sims -- Fire-making, and its influence on the background to some mysterious iconography in medieval Islamic art / Marian Wenzel -- A bibliography of iconography in Islamic art / Ernst J. Grube