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The Resource Arts of allusion : object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam, Margaret S. Graves

Arts of allusion : object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam, Margaret S. Graves

Label
Arts of allusion : object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam
Title
Arts of allusion
Title remainder
object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam
Statement of responsibility
Margaret S. Graves
Title variation
Object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always been acknowledged. 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, perhaps most strikingly, architecture. Lanterns fashioned after miniature shrines, incense burners in the form of domed monuments, earthenware jars articulated with arches and windows, inkwells that allude to tents: through close studies of objects from the ninth to the thirteenth centuries, this book reveals that allusions to architecture abound across media in the portable arts of the medieval Islamic world. Arts of Allusion draws upon a broad range of material evidence as well as medieval texts to locate its subjects in a cultural landscape where the material, visual, and verbal realms were intertwined. Moving far beyond the initial identification of architectural types with their miniature counterparts in the plastic arts, Margaret Graves develops a series of new frameworks for exploring the intelligent art of the allusive object. These address materiality, representation, and perception, and examine contemporary literary and poetic paradigms of metaphor, description, and indirect reference as tools for approaching the plastic arts. Arguing for the role of the intellect in the applied arts and for the communicative potential of ornament, Arts of Allusion asserts the reinstatement of craftsmanship into Islamic intellectual history"--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Graves, Margaret S
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK1270
LC item number
.G73 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic decoration and ornament
  • Decoration and ornament, Medieval
  • Islamic architecture
  • Architecture, Medieval
  • Islamic arts
  • Arts, Medieval
  • Architecture, Medieval
  • Arts, Medieval
  • Decoration and ornament, Medieval
  • Islamic architecture
  • Islamic arts
  • Islamic decoration and ornament
  • Middle East
Label
Arts of allusion : object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam, Margaret S. Graves
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Arts of the third dimension -- Portable objects and art historical horizons -- Miniature, model, microcosm -- The art of allusion -- The Intellect of the Hand. "Making is thinking" -- Architecture, art of process -- Thinking and making in tenth-century Iraq -- The eighth epistle -- The material imagination -- Makers, movements, and mutable materials -- The craftsman in society -- Building Ornament. Taking the shapes of images -- Trails of ornament -- Building ornament -- Arcades and cordons sanitaires -- The inlaid surface -- Jaziran synthesis -- Occupied Objects. Lessons from a storeroom -- Seeing-with and the art of the object -- Occupied objects -- Inkwells, architecture, and conditioned vision -- The scribe in the inkwell -- Object as theatre -- Likeness and allusion -- Material Metaphors. The languages of objects -- The poet's craft -- Metal, stone, and smoke -- Mobile monuments -- Radiant monuments -- Metaphor and modality -- The Poetics of Ornament. From Nile to Kilga -- The city reinscribed -- Mediterranean miniatures -- Ornament as ekphrasis -- Memory and imagination -- Conclusion: Objects in an expanded field
Control code
1020564059
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780190695910
Lccn
2018027271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15111406
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w012850
System control number
(OCoLC)1020564059
Label
Arts of allusion : object, ornament, and architecture in medieval Islam, Margaret S. Graves
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Arts of the third dimension -- Portable objects and art historical horizons -- Miniature, model, microcosm -- The art of allusion -- The Intellect of the Hand. "Making is thinking" -- Architecture, art of process -- Thinking and making in tenth-century Iraq -- The eighth epistle -- The material imagination -- Makers, movements, and mutable materials -- The craftsman in society -- Building Ornament. Taking the shapes of images -- Trails of ornament -- Building ornament -- Arcades and cordons sanitaires -- The inlaid surface -- Jaziran synthesis -- Occupied Objects. Lessons from a storeroom -- Seeing-with and the art of the object -- Occupied objects -- Inkwells, architecture, and conditioned vision -- The scribe in the inkwell -- Object as theatre -- Likeness and allusion -- Material Metaphors. The languages of objects -- The poet's craft -- Metal, stone, and smoke -- Mobile monuments -- Radiant monuments -- Metaphor and modality -- The Poetics of Ornament. From Nile to Kilga -- The city reinscribed -- Mediterranean miniatures -- Ornament as ekphrasis -- Memory and imagination -- Conclusion: Objects in an expanded field
Control code
1020564059
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780190695910
Lccn
2018027271
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
15111406
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
w012850
System control number
(OCoLC)1020564059

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