What is 'Islamic' Art?

@inproceedings{Shaw2019WhatI,
  title={What is 'Islamic' Art?},
  author={Wendy M. K. Shaw},
  year={2019}
}
  • W. Shaw
  • Published 5 December 2019
  • Art
Revealing what is 'Islamic' in Islamic art, Shaw explores the perception of arts, including painting, music, and geometry through the discursive sphere of historical Islam including the Qur'an, Hadith, Sufism, ancient philosophy, and poetry. Emphasis on the experience of reception over the context of production enables a new approach, not only to Islam and its arts, but also as a decolonizing model for global approaches to art history. Shaw combines a concise introduction to Islamic… 
Islamic heritage versus orthodoxy: Figural painting, musical instruments and wine bowls at the Dutch National Museum of World Cultures
Shahab Ahmed’s What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic (2016) challenges anthropologists, Islamic Studies scholars, art historians and museum practitioners to question the theological
Introduction: The sensory history of the Islamic world
This special issue seeks to introduce the cultural history of the senses in the Islamic world to a broad audience of scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences. While there has been a groundswell
Islamic Geometries: Spiritual Affects Against a Secularist Grid
Discussions of surface pattern in Islamic art resonate within broader tensions about the role of figural representation in communicating meaning. The question of whether geometric pattern
Expanding the ‘Islamic’ in Islamic heritage
In 2017, in the aftermath of the highly mediatized destruction of museum objects and heritage sites in Iraq and Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), I edited a special issue of the
Metaphysics of Beauty in Islam
  • V. Holbrook
  • Philosophy
    Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia
  • 2022
I summarize fundamental philosophical principles of the metaphysics of beauty in Arabic, Persian and Turkish thought, literature and culture, beginning with the Quran and hadith. As in Plato, true
Can Muslims Drink? Rumi Vodka, Persianate Ideals, and the Anthropology of Islam
Abstract Shahab Ahmed’s What Is Islam? The Importance of Being Islamic (2016) challenges Islamic Studies scholars, (art) historians, and anthropologists to reconsider theoretical frameworks
God, Gluts and Gaps: Examining an Islamic Traditionalist Case for a Contradictory Theology
In this paper, I examine the deep theological faultline generated by divergent understandings of the divine attributes (ṣifāt) among two early antagonistic Muslim groups – the traditionalists (mainly
Al-Jāḥiẓ on the senses: sensory moderation and Muslim synesthesia
ABSTRACT The celebrated Iraqi littérateur, al-Jāḥiẓ (d. 255 AH/869 CE), devotes a long section of his opus magnum, The Book of the Living, to the topic of “sensation among the various classes of
An Analysis of the Use of Terminological Determinants „Art of Islam“ and „Islamic Art“
Ovaj rad govori o svojevrsnoj analizi fenomenoloske vrijednosti termina „islamska umjetnost“ i „umjetnost islama“ u kojoj se pokusava rasvijetliti jedinstven tretman takvog nazivlja prisutan u

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 340 REFERENCES
The Formation of Islamic Art
This classic work on the nature of early Islamic art has now been brought up to date in order to take into consideration material that has recently come to light. In a new chapter, Oleg Grabar
“Muslims to Take Over Institute for Contemporary Art”: The 1976 World of Islam Festival
The terms “Islamic” and ‘Arab” are not ideal instruments for classifying modern or contemporary art, for they are meta-categories that can variously encompass Muslims and non-Muslims, and Arabs and
"The Vicegerent of God, from Him We Expect Rain": The Incorporation of the Pre-Islamic State in Early Islamic Political Culture
The Islamic historical narrative indicates a sharp break between the “age of ignorance” (jāhiliyya) and the age of Islam that extends beyond religion and ethics to politics and culture. This article
Aisha’s Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam
Media coverage of the Danish cartoon crisis and the destruction of the Buddhas of Bamiyan left Westerners with a strong impression that Islam does not countenance depiction of religious imagery.
The Unthought in Contemporary Islamic Thought
Drawing on a combination of pertinent disciplines - history, sociology, psychology and anthropology - the author's approach subjects every system of belief and non-belief, every tradition of
The Islam in Islamic art history: secularism and public discourse
In 1951, Richard Ettinghausen, one of the founding fathers of the discipline of Islamic art history in the United States, explained,Muslim art can also have a special significance for the Muslim
Stories of Joseph: Narrative Migrations between Judaism and Islam
The last century has seen the demise of age-old Jewish communal life in the Arab world, and there is now a struggle to overcome a mutual lack of understanding between the West and the Arab-Muslim
The Concept of Islamic Art: Inherited Discourses and New Approaches*
AbstractThe article examines the shiftin the field, since the 1970s, from a predominant focus on the early period of Islamic art and architecture in the 'central zone' of the Fertile Crescent to a
GENDER AND THE POLITICS OF MUSIC IN THE EARLY ISLAMIC COURTS
Until the ninth century, the role of the professional musician in pre-Islamic Arabia and Mesopotamia was primarily fulfilled by women. Men were socially prohibited from working as musicians, though
The Transformation Of Islamic Art During The Sunni Revival
Momentous developments occurred in the field of Islamic art during the 11th and 12th centuries - developments that were to affect its aesthetic direction for centuries to come, but which sprang from
...
...