Court And Cosmos

Author: Sheila R. Canby
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588395898
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Rising from humble origins as Turkish tribesmen, the powerful and culturally prolific Seljuqs—an empire whose reach extended from Central Asia to the eastern Mediterranean—dominated the Islamic world from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs examines the roots and impact of this formidable dynasty, featuring some 250 objects as evidence of the artistic and cultural flowering that occurred under Seljuq rule. Beginning with an historical overview of the empire, from its early advances into Iran and northern Iraq to the spread of its dominion into Anatolia and northern Syria, Court and Cosmos illuminates the splendor of Seljuq court life. This aura of luxury extended to a sophisticated new elite, as both sultans and city dwellers acquired dazzling glazed ceramics and metalwork lavishly inlaid with silver, copper, and gold. Advances in science and technology found parallels in a flourishing interest in the arts of the book, underscoring the importance the Seljuqs placed on the scholarly and literary life. At the same time, the unrest that accompanied warfare between the Seljuqs and their enemies as well as natural disasters and unexplainable celestial phenomena led people to seek solace in magic and astrology, which found expression in objects adorned with zodiacal and talismanic imagery. These popular beliefs existed alongside devout adherence to Islam, as exemplified by exquisitely calligraphed Qur’ans and an array of building inscriptions and tombstones bearing verses from the holy book. The great age of the Seljuqs was one that celebrated magnificence, be it of this world or in the celestial realm. By revealing the full breadth of their artistic achievement, Court and Cosmos provides an invaluable record of the Seljuqs’ contribution to the cultural heritage of the Islamic world.

Academics Artists And Museums

Author: Irina D. Costache
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351402978
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Collaboration and interdisciplinary practice in the museum are on the rise. Academics, Artists, and Museums examines twenty-first century partnerships between the museum and higher education sectors, with a focus on art museums and exhibits. The edited volume offers detailed analysis of how innovative curatorial relationships between museums and academia have sought to engage new, younger, audiences through the collaborative transformation of museums and exhibitions. Thematic topics explored include the forming and nature of interdisciplinary partnerships, the integration of museum learning into higher education, audience engagement, and digital technology. With a particular emphasis on practice in the US, the range of projects discussed includes those at both widely recognized and lesser known institutions, from The Met to the Tohono O’odham Nation Cultural Center in the US, to Ewha University Museum in South Korea, and Palazzo Strozzi in Italy. The role of art and the work of the artist are firmly positioned at the core of many of the relationships explored. Academics, Artists, and Museums advocates for the museum as an experimental ‘laboratory’ where academia, art and the museum profession can combine to engage new audiences. It is a useful resource for museum professionals, artists, scholars, and students interested in collaboration and innovative practice.

Fashion History

Author: Linda Welters
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474253644
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Fashion History: A Global View proposes a new perspective on fashion history. Arguing that fashion has occurred in cultures beyond the West throughout history, this groundbreaking book explores the geographic places and historical spaces that have been largely neglected by contemporary fashion studies, bringing them together for the first time. Reversing the dominant narrative that privileges Western Europe in the history of dress, Welters and Lillethun adopt a cross-cultural approach to explore a vast array of cultures around the globe. They explore key issues affecting fashion systems, ranging from innovation, production and consumption to identity formation and the effects of colonization. Case studies include the cross-cultural trade of silk textiles in Central Asia, the indigenous dress of the Americas and of Hawai'i, the cosmetics of the Tang Dynasty in China, and stylistic innovation in sub-Saharan Africa. Examining the new lessons that can be deciphered from archaeological findings and theoretical advancements, the book shows that fashion history should be understood as a global phenomenon, originating well before and beyond the fourteenth century European court, which is continually, and erroneously, cited as fashion's birthplace. Providing a fresh framework for fashion history scholarship, Fashion History: A Global View will inspire inclusive dress narratives for students and scholars of fashion, anthropology, and cultural studies.


Author: Anna Comnena
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Author: Xenophon
ISBN: 9789608437982
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Author: Maurice (empereur d'Orient).)
ISBN: 9789609533614
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Le D Cor Architectural Artuqide En Pierre De Mardin Plac Dans Son Contexte Regional Contribution L Histoire Du D Cor G Om Trique Et V G Tal Du Proche Orient Des Xiie Xve Si Cles

Author: Deniz Beyazit
Publisher: Archaeopress Archaeology
ISBN: 9781784911225
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The Artuqids were one of the successor dynasties that rose to power in the aftermath of the eleventh-twelfth century invasion of Western and Central Asia by the Seljuq Turks. While the political power of the Artuqids was limited to the Diyar Bakr, a small region in northern Jazira corresponding to Southeastern Turkey, their artistic legacy is noteworthy. The many surviving Artuqid monuments, built over three hundred years (early 12th - early 15th century), and their decoration exemplify the mastery of stone carving which is reflected in intricate designs and motifs. Mardin, alongside other Artuqid centers such as Amid, Mayyafariqin and Hisn Kayfa, was set within a larger zone of diverse Christian and Islamic artistic traditions. This book defines Mardin''s artistic context in relation to the other Artuqid centers, as well as the neighboring zones that encompass Anatolia, the Caucasus, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Egypt. During the Artuqid period an original style developed in Mardin and the Diyar Bakr, which itself was rooted in a well-established local school of stone carving. Connected with Christian traditions found in the Syriac Tur ''Abdin and in Late Antique Syria, the decoration also compares with that of monuments in Armenia and Georgia, and resonates with artistic practices seen in areas controlled by the regional Muslim powers of the time: the Zangids, Ayyubids, Mameluks, Great and Anatolian Seljuqs and the Ilkhanids. The Artuqid buildings reflect the spirit of the time, when the Jazira served as an artistic platform, fostering the circulation of ideas that led to new inspiration, and open-minded rulers and patrons, curious and receptive to new creations, stimulated the creative efforts of architects, stone carvers and craftsmen. The decorated monuments also attest to the existence of significant economic wealth and the need to commission sophisticated buildings that magnified the political and social status of the ruling elite''s. Les Artuqides comptaient parmi les nombreuses dynasties successeurs (� successor states �) qui sont arriv�es simultan�ment au pouvoir � la suite de l''invasion des Turcs Seljuqides dont les arm�es avaient conquis, au cours des XIe et XIIe si�cles, de vastes territoires s''�tendant des limites de la Chine occidentale � la M�diterran�e orientale. Bien que le pouvoir politique des Artuqides f�t limit� � une petite r�gion, le Diyar Bakr - au nord de la Jazira correspondant � la Turquie du sud-est - l''h�ritage artistique qu''ils ont l�gu� est pourtant remarquable. Les nombreux monuments artuqides et leur d�cor architectural, cr��s sur une p�riode de trois si�cles (du d�but du XIIe au d�but du XVe si�cle), t�moignent de la ma�trise de la sculpture et de la taille de pierre qui se refl�te dans des motifs et compositions complexes. Mardin, � l''instar des autres centres artuqides d''Amid, Mayyafariqin et Hisn Kayfa, se situe dans une zone englobant diverses traditions artistiques chr�tiennes et musulmanes. Ce livre d�termine le contexte artistique de Mardin par rapport aux autres centres artuqides, ainsi qu''aux zones voisines comprenant l''Anatolie, le Caucase, l''Iran, l''Iraq, la Syrie et l''Egypte. Durant la p�riode artuqide, un style original se d�veloppe � Mardin ainsi qu''au Diyar Bakr. Ce style puise lui-m�me sa source dans une �cole locale bien �tablie de tailleur de pierre. Bien qu''�tant li�e aux pr�c�dentes traditions chr�tiennes du Tur ''Abdin syriaque et � la Syrie de l''Antiquit� tardive, la d�coration se compare �galement avec les monuments de l''Arm�nie et de la G�orgie, et r�sonne avec les traditions artistiques observ�es dans les r�gions contr�l�es par les pouvoirs r�gionaux musulmans de l''�poque : les Zangides, Ayyubides, Mamelukes, Grands Seldjuqides, Seldjuqides d''Anatolie et les Ilkhanides. Les monuments artuqides refl�tent l''esprit d''une �poque durant laquelle la Jazira �tait une sorte de plateforme artistique qui favorisait la circulation d''id�es aboutissant � de nouvelles inspirations, et o� souverains et m�c�nes curieux et r�ceptifs � de nouvelles cr�ations encourageaient les efforts cr�atifs des architectes, des tailleurs de pierre et des artisans. Les monuments d�cor�s t�moignent aussi de la richesse �conomique et de la volont� de la classe dirigeante d''investir cette fortune dans la construction de monuments sophistiqu�s dans le but de s''�lever socialement et d''accro�tre son pouvoir politique.

Author: Θεόδωρος Μετοχίτης
ISBN: 9789607420183
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