Pearls On A String: Art In The Age Of Great Islamic Empires
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 secti...
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: University of Washington Press (September 11, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 1 x 11.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 1739674
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“In May 2013, the National Endowment for the Humanities made a gift to the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore that would help underwrite an exhibition drawn in part from its collection of Islamic art and manuscripts. The fruit of that investment can now ...”
ns 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 connectivity.