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      Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World

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          Explores the myriad interactions between calligraphy and architecture throughout the history of the Muslim world

          • 30 case studies explain different aspects and contexts of calligraphy in Islamic architecture

          • Geographically wide-ranging – covers North Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, China and Spain

          • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to analysing calligraphy as part of its larger spatial-architectural context

          • Lavishly illustrated with over 300 colour images

          From Spain to China, Islamic architecture and calligraphy are inexorably intertwined. Mosques, dervish lodges, mausolea, libraries, even baths and market places bear masterpieces of calligraphy that rival the most refined of books and scrolls.This major reference work focuses on architectural inscriptions through the Muslim world, from the emergence of Islam to the present day.

          • 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?

          Find out with this exciting new collection edited by a stellar cast of international contributors.

          About the Contributors

          Nasiba Baimatowa, Harvard University, USA

          Bavand Behpoor, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany

          Süleyman Berk, Yalova University, Turkey

          Sheila S. Blair, Boston College and Virginia Commonwealth University, USA

          Johanna Blayac, University Paris 8 Saint-Denis, France

          Patricia Blessing, Stanford University, USA

          Snježana Buzov, Ohio State University, USA

          M. Uğur Derman, independent

          Edhem Eldem, Boğaziçi University, Turkey

          Nina Ergin, Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey

          Mohammad Gharipour, Morgan State University, USA

          Sina Goudarzi, independent

          Sadiq Javer, Tsinghua University in Beijing, China

          Hilal Kazan, independent

          Saeid Khaghani, Shahrood University of Technology, Iran

          Ulrike-Christiane Lintz, Saarland University, Germany

          Tehnyat Majeed, Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan

          Talip Mert, Marmara University, Turkey

          Bernard O’Kane, American University in Cairo, Egypt

          José Miguel Puerta Vilchez, University of Granada, Spain

          İrvin Cemil Schick, İstanbul Şehir University, Turkey

          Ann Shafer, American University in Cairo, Egypt

          Bahia Shehab, Mi7-Cairo and American University in Cairo, Egypt

          Sumayah Al-Solaiman, University of Dammam, Saudi Arabia

          Barbara Stöcker-Parnian, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany

          Murat Sülün, Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey

          Hashim Al-Tawil, Henry Ford Community College, USA

          Abdülhamit Tüfekçioğlu, Yüzüncü Yıl University, Van, Turkey

          Caroline Olivia M. Wolf, Rice University, USA

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          30 July 2019



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