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The Resource Pearls on a string : artists, patrons, and poets at the great Islamic courts, edited by Amy S. Landau ; with contributions by Qamar Adamjee, Glaire D. Anderson, Sussan Babaie, Persis Berlekamp, Willem Flinterman, Bora Keskiner, Vivienne Lo, Paul Losensky, Mariam Rosser-Owen, David J. Roxburgh, Ünver Rüstem, Avinoam Shalem, Tim Stanley, Jo Van Steenbergen, Audrey Truschke, Wang Yidan

Pearls on a string : artists, patrons, and poets at the great Islamic courts, edited by Amy S. Landau ; with contributions by Qamar Adamjee, Glaire D. Anderson, Sussan Babaie, Persis Berlekamp, Willem Flinterman, Bora Keskiner, Vivienne Lo, Paul Losensky, Mariam Rosser-Owen, David J. Roxburgh, Ünver Rüstem, Avinoam Shalem, Tim Stanley, Jo Van Steenbergen, Audrey Truschke, Wang Yidan

Label
Pearls on a string : artists, patrons, and poets at the great Islamic courts
Title
Pearls on a string
Title remainder
artists, patrons, and poets at the great Islamic courts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Amy S. Landau ; with contributions by Qamar Adamjee, Glaire D. Anderson, Sussan Babaie, Persis Berlekamp, Willem Flinterman, Bora Keskiner, Vivienne Lo, Paul Losensky, Mariam Rosser-Owen, David J. Roxburgh, Ünver Rüstem, Avinoam Shalem, Tim Stanley, Jo Van Steenbergen, Audrey Truschke, Wang Yidan
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Pearls on a String presents the arts of historical Islamic cultures by focusing on specific people and relationships among cultural tastemakers, especially painters, calligraphers, poets, and their patrons. Through a series of chapters, the book spotlights certain historical moments from across the Islamic world. Each chapter pivots around patrons and their social networks. These independent sections allow different voices and perspectives to emerge, enabling the reader to see that Islamic societies are not monolithic but made up of a tapestry of individuals with distinct and varying views. Pearls on a String pays particular attention to individuals from different sectors of society, giving voice to anonymous artists and translators, merchants, and women of the harem. Islamic historical sources reinforce the book's themes of writing in Islamic societies, artistic patronage, biographical traditions, and human"--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NX180.P42
LC item number
A4 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Landau, Amy S.
  • Walters Art Museum (Baltimore, Md.)
  • Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Arts and society
  • Islamic civilization
  • Arts and society
  • Islamic civilization
  • Islamic Empire
Label
Pearls on a string : artists, patrons, and poets at the great Islamic courts, edited by Amy S. Landau ; with contributions by Qamar Adamjee, Glaire D. Anderson, Sussan Babaie, Persis Berlekamp, Willem Flinterman, Bora Keskiner, Vivienne Lo, Paul Losensky, Mariam Rosser-Owen, David J. Roxburgh, Ünver Rüstem, Avinoam Shalem, Tim Stanley, Jo Van Steenbergen, Audrey Truschke, Wang Yidan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This publication accompanies the exhibition Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. Exhibition dates, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, November 8, 2015-January 31, 2016; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, February 26-May 8, 2016"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Great ladies and noble daughters: ivories and women in the Umayyad Court at Córdoba
  • Glaire D. Anderson, Mariam Rosser-Owen
  • Administering art, history, and science in the Mongol Empire: Rashid al-Din and Bolad Chengxiang
  • Persis Berlekamp, Vivienne Lo, Wang Yidan
  • Al-Nasir Muhammad and the formation of the Qalawunid State
  • Willem Flinterman, Jo Van Steenbergen
  • Art and literature in Timurid Herat, 1469-1506: the life and times of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi
  • David J. Roxburgh
  • Reimagining the "Idol Temple of Hindustan": textual and visual translation of Sanskrit texts in Mughal India
  • Qamar Adamjee, Audrey Truschke
  • Introduction
  • Man, mode, and myth: Muhammad Zaman ibn Haji Yusuf
  • Amy S. Landau
  • Armed and splendorous: the jeweled gun of Sultan Mahmud I
  • Bora Keskiner, Ünver Rüstem, Tim Stanley
  • Amy S. Landau
  • Public works and public lives: biographical sources for patrons, writers, and artists in the premodern Islamicate world
  • Paul Losensky
  • What do inscriptions on objects do? Beyond calligraphy and textual history
  • Avinoam Shalem
  • Transcultural trends, personal desires, and collective agendas
  • Sussan Babaie
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780295995243
Lccn
2015014472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99966482387
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907495394
  • (OCoLC)ocn907495394
Label
Pearls on a string : artists, patrons, and poets at the great Islamic courts, edited by Amy S. Landau ; with contributions by Qamar Adamjee, Glaire D. Anderson, Sussan Babaie, Persis Berlekamp, Willem Flinterman, Bora Keskiner, Vivienne Lo, Paul Losensky, Mariam Rosser-Owen, David J. Roxburgh, Ünver Rüstem, Avinoam Shalem, Tim Stanley, Jo Van Steenbergen, Audrey Truschke, Wang Yidan
Publication
Note
"This publication accompanies the exhibition Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the Great Islamic Courts. Exhibition dates, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, November 8, 2015-January 31, 2016; Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, February 26-May 8, 2016"--Colophon
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • Great ladies and noble daughters: ivories and women in the Umayyad Court at Córdoba
  • Glaire D. Anderson, Mariam Rosser-Owen
  • Administering art, history, and science in the Mongol Empire: Rashid al-Din and Bolad Chengxiang
  • Persis Berlekamp, Vivienne Lo, Wang Yidan
  • Al-Nasir Muhammad and the formation of the Qalawunid State
  • Willem Flinterman, Jo Van Steenbergen
  • Art and literature in Timurid Herat, 1469-1506: the life and times of Sultan 'Ali Mashhadi
  • David J. Roxburgh
  • Reimagining the "Idol Temple of Hindustan": textual and visual translation of Sanskrit texts in Mughal India
  • Qamar Adamjee, Audrey Truschke
  • Introduction
  • Man, mode, and myth: Muhammad Zaman ibn Haji Yusuf
  • Amy S. Landau
  • Armed and splendorous: the jeweled gun of Sultan Mahmud I
  • Bora Keskiner, Ünver Rüstem, Tim Stanley
  • Amy S. Landau
  • Public works and public lives: biographical sources for patrons, writers, and artists in the premodern Islamicate world
  • Paul Losensky
  • What do inscriptions on objects do? Beyond calligraphy and textual history
  • Avinoam Shalem
  • Transcultural trends, personal desires, and collective agendas
  • Sussan Babaie
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780295995243
Lccn
2015014472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99966482387
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907495394
  • (OCoLC)ocn907495394

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