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The Islamic World by
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
Special Collections and Archives
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Gardens, Landscape, and Vision in the Palaces of Islamic Spain by
Publication Date: 2000-03-16
Islamic gardens, with their waterways and beds of plants and trees, are generally regarded as an earthly reflection of paradise. D. Fairchild Ruggles offers a new interpretation, contending that the palace garden was primarily an environmental, economic, and political construct. She discusses three aspects of medieval Islamic Spain: the landscape and agricultural transformation documented in Arabic scientific literature, the formation of the garden and its symbolism from the eighth through the fifteenth centuries, and the role of the gaze and the frame in the spatial structures through which sovereignty was constituted. Although the repertory of architectural and garden forms was largely unchanged from the tenth through the fifteenth centuries, Ruggles explains that their meaning changed dramatically. The royal palace gardens of Cordoba expressed a political ideology that placed the king above and at the center of the garden and, metaphorically, of his kingdom. This conception of the world began to falter in later centuries, but patrons clung to the forms and motifs of the golden age. Instead of creating new forms, artists at the Alhambra in Granada reworked and refined familiar vocabulary and materials. The vistas fixed by windows and pavilions referred not to the actual relationship of the king to his domain but rather to the memory of a once-expanding territory.
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Select Books on Islamic Art
Aisha's Cushion by
Publication Date: 2012-11-15
The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800 by
Publication Date: 1994-09-28
Earthly Beauty, Heavenly Art by
Publication Date: 2000-03-01
Reframing the Alhambra by
Publication Date: 2018-02-26
Arts of Allusion by
Publication Date: 2018-08-28
The Art of the Qur'an by
Publication Date: 2016-11-08
Encyclopedic and Reference Sources
Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World by
Publication Date: 2003-12-02
This title looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.
New Encyclopedia of Islam by
Publication Date: 2001-11-27
Encyclopaedia of Islam - Three 2007-1 by
Publication Date: 2007-06-05
Secondary sources are works that analyze, assess, or interpret a historical event, era, or phenomenon, generally utilizing primary sources to do so. Secondary sources often offer a review or a critique. Secondary sources can include books, journal articles, speeches, reviews, research reports, and more. Generally speaking, secondary sources are written well after the events that are being researched. However, if an individual writes about events that they experienced first hand many years after that event occurred, it is still considered a primary source.