The Resource Al-Andalus : the art of Islamic Spain, edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds

Al-Andalus : the art of Islamic Spain, edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds

Label
Al-Andalus : the art of Islamic Spain
Title
Al-Andalus
Title remainder
the art of Islamic Spain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds
Title variation
Andalus
Contributor
Provider
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 711 an army of Arabs and Berbers from North Africa, united by their faith in Islam, crossed the Strait of Gibraltar and arrived on the Iberian Peninsula. In less than a decade the Muslims brought most of the peninsula under their domination; they called the Iberian lands they controlled al-Andalus. Although the borders of al-Andalus shifted over the centuries, the Muslims remained a powerful force on the peninsula for almost eight hundred years, until 1492, when they were expelled by Ferdinand and Isabella. This volume, which accompanies a major exhibition presented at the Alhambra in Granada and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is devoted to the little-known artistic legacy of Islamic Spain." "From 711 to 1492 al-Andalus was the occidental frontier of Islam. Floating on the western edge of the Mediterranean, cut off from the European continent by jagged mountains, it was geographically isolated from both North Africa and Europe, from Islamic as well as Christian lands. Physical remoteness gave al-Andalus a privileged place in medieval myths but also separated it from the communities of the east and the west, so that it received only sporadic attention from both worlds. Although a small group of scholars pursued the serious study of the arts of Islamic Spain, these arts have for the most part been viewed as brilliant and exotic vestiges of a lost culture, as objects and monuments that left no mark on European tradition." "A goal of this book, the first publication in over forty years to study the art and architecture of al-Andalus in depth, is to reveal the value of these arts as part of an autonomous culture and also as a presence with deep significance for both Europe and the Islamic world. Toward this end, twenty-four international scholars have contributed a wide-ranging series of essays and catalogue entries in which the art, architecture, and cultural climate of al-Andalus are approached from a broad variety of perspectives. A significant achievement of this volume, in fact, is that it brings together American and European scholars, two groups that until now have worked largely in isolation from each other." "Most of the art and architecture that remains from Islamic Spain was produced for palatine settings and aristocratic patrons; representing, as these works do, almost eight centuries of history, they issue from diverse rules and traditions. The lavishly illustrated essays and catalogue entries present the full spectrum of the art of al-Andalus: intricately carved ivories, metalwork, and ceramics, luxurious textiles, jewelry, arms, marble capitals, stucco panels, and tiles, as well as major monuments of religious and secular architecture such as the Great Mosque of Cordoba, the palace city of Madinat al-Zahra', and the Alhambra." "The texts unfold chronologically to trace the brilliant architecture and courtly arts of the Umayyad caliphate, the refined and original accomplishments of the succeeding Taifa kingdoms, the more rigorous contributions of the Almoravids and Almohads who followed, and, finally, the opulent palaces and objects created for the Nasrids of Granada, the last Muslim dynasty in Spain. The essays are broad and synthetic in nature, creating cultural and artistic contexts for the objects that are discussed in detail in the 136 catalogue entries. Some authors interpret the relationship between patrons and works of art; others illuminate the architectural surroundings in which the objects existed as well as the meanings inherent in the pieces themselves. Still others trace developments within specific mediums, integrating recent technological and historical studies that view the function and meaning of crafts in their social and cultural contexts. An entire section of essays is devoted to the Alhambra of Granada, the crowning architectural achievement of the Nasrids. Every entry is illustrated in color. Notes, literature, an extensive bibliography, a chronology, a glossary, architectural plans, maps showing the extent of al-Andalus at various stages in its history, and an index are provided." "Thus, the volume addresses a general as well as a specialized audience and serves both as an introduction to the visual world of a nearly vanished culture and as a point of departure for future scholarly study."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Alhambra (Granada, Spain)
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
N7103
LC item number
.A4 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
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  • Dodds, Jerrilynn Denise
  • MetPublications
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
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  • Islamic art
  • Art, Medieval
  • Art
Label
Al-Andalus : the art of Islamic Spain, edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of the exhibition held at the Alhambra, Granada (March 18-June 7, 1992) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (July 1-September 27, 1992)
  • Exhibition title: Al-Andalus : the Art of Islamic Spain
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Daniel Walker
  • The Emirate, Caliphate, and Taifa Period
  • Islamic Spain, The First Four Centuries: An Introduction
  • Oleg Grabar
  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Jerrilynn D. Dodds
  • Madinat al-Zahra: The Triumph of the Islamic State
  • Antonio Vallejo Triano
  • Luxury Arts of the Caliphal Period
  • Director's Foreword
  • Renata Holod
  • Arts of the Taifa Kingdoms
  • Cynthia Robinson
  • The Fortifications of al-Andalus
  • Juan Zozaya
  • The Almoravids and Almohads
  • The Almoravids and Almohads: An Introduction
  • Manuel Casamar Perez
  • The Architectural Heritage of Islamic Spain in North Africa
  • Christian Ewert
  • Philippe de Montebello
  • The Ceramics of al-Andalus
  • Guillermo Rossello Bordoy
  • Almoravid and Almohad Textiles
  • Cristina Partearroyo
  • The Arts of the Book
  • Sabiha Khemir
  • The Alhambra
  • The Alhambra: An Introduction
  • Dario Cabanelas Rodriguez
  • The Palaces of the Alhambra
  • Acknowledgments
  • James Dickie (Yaqub Zaki)
  • The City Plan of the Alhambra
  • Jesus Bermudez Lopez
  • The Gardens of Alhambra and the Concept of the Garden in Islamic Spain
  • D. Fairchild Ruggles
  • Epilogue
  • The Legacy of Islam in Spain
  • Juan Vernet
  • Catalogue
  • I.
  • Mahrukh Tarapor
  • Emirate, Caliphate, and Taifa Period
  • Ivories
  • Metalwork
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Architectural Elements
  • II.
  • Almoravid, Almohad, and Nasrid Periods
  • Ivories
  • Sponsor's Statement
  • Metalwork
  • Arms and Armor
  • Jewelry
  • Manuscripts
  • Textiles
  • Carpets
  • Ceramics
  • Architectural Elements
  • Scientific Instruments (Taifa, Almohad, and Nasrid)
  • Coins (Umayyad Governors--Nasrid)
  • Emilio Ybarra y Churruca
  • Official Statements
  • Manuel Chaves Gonzalez, Jordi Sole Tura, Jesus Quero Molina and Mateo Revilla Uceda
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
xxx, 431 p.
Isbn
9780810964136
Isbn Type
(Abrams)
Lccn
91041335
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)24846383
Label
Al-Andalus : the art of Islamic Spain, edited by Jerrilynn D. Dodds
Publication
Note
  • Catalog of the exhibition held at the Alhambra, Granada (March 18-June 7, 1992) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (July 1-September 27, 1992)
  • Exhibition title: Al-Andalus : the Art of Islamic Spain
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Jerrilynn D. Dodds and Daniel Walker
  • The Emirate, Caliphate, and Taifa Period
  • Islamic Spain, The First Four Centuries: An Introduction
  • Oleg Grabar
  • The Great Mosque of Cordoba
  • Jerrilynn D. Dodds
  • Madinat al-Zahra: The Triumph of the Islamic State
  • Antonio Vallejo Triano
  • Luxury Arts of the Caliphal Period
  • Director's Foreword
  • Renata Holod
  • Arts of the Taifa Kingdoms
  • Cynthia Robinson
  • The Fortifications of al-Andalus
  • Juan Zozaya
  • The Almoravids and Almohads
  • The Almoravids and Almohads: An Introduction
  • Manuel Casamar Perez
  • The Architectural Heritage of Islamic Spain in North Africa
  • Christian Ewert
  • Philippe de Montebello
  • The Ceramics of al-Andalus
  • Guillermo Rossello Bordoy
  • Almoravid and Almohad Textiles
  • Cristina Partearroyo
  • The Arts of the Book
  • Sabiha Khemir
  • The Alhambra
  • The Alhambra: An Introduction
  • Dario Cabanelas Rodriguez
  • The Palaces of the Alhambra
  • Acknowledgments
  • James Dickie (Yaqub Zaki)
  • The City Plan of the Alhambra
  • Jesus Bermudez Lopez
  • The Gardens of Alhambra and the Concept of the Garden in Islamic Spain
  • D. Fairchild Ruggles
  • Epilogue
  • The Legacy of Islam in Spain
  • Juan Vernet
  • Catalogue
  • I.
  • Mahrukh Tarapor
  • Emirate, Caliphate, and Taifa Period
  • Ivories
  • Metalwork
  • Jewelry
  • Textiles
  • Ceramics
  • Architectural Elements
  • II.
  • Almoravid, Almohad, and Nasrid Periods
  • Ivories
  • Sponsor's Statement
  • Metalwork
  • Arms and Armor
  • Jewelry
  • Manuscripts
  • Textiles
  • Carpets
  • Ceramics
  • Architectural Elements
  • Scientific Instruments (Taifa, Almohad, and Nasrid)
  • Coins (Umayyad Governors--Nasrid)
  • Emilio Ybarra y Churruca
  • Official Statements
  • Manuel Chaves Gonzalez, Jordi Sole Tura, Jesus Quero Molina and Mateo Revilla Uceda
Dimensions
32 cm.
Extent
xxx, 431 p.
Isbn
9780810964136
Isbn Type
(Abrams)
Lccn
91041335
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)24846383

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