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The Resource The image debate : figural representation in Islam and across the world, edited by Christiane Gruber

The image debate : figural representation in Islam and across the world, edited by Christiane Gruber

Label
The image debate : figural representation in Islam and across the world
Title
The image debate
Title remainder
figural representation in Islam and across the world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Christiane Gruber
Title variation
Figural representation in Islam and across the world
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The images released by The Islamic State of militants smashing statues at ancient sites were a horrifying aspect of their advance across Northern Iraq and Syria during 2015-16. Their leaders justified this act of iconoclasm by arguing that such actions were divinely decreed in Islam, a notion that has remained fixed in the public consciousness. The Image Debate is a collection of thirteen essays that examine the controversy surrounding the use of images in Islamic and other religious cultures and seek to redress some of the misunderstandings that have arisen. Written by leading academics from the United States, Australia, Turkey, Israel and the United Kingdom, the book opens with an introduction by the editor Christiane Gruber, who sets the subject in context with a detailed examination of the debates over idols and the production of figural images in Islamic traditions. The book is divided into three sections: the first deals with pre-modern Islamic practices and anxieties concerned with image-making; the second addresses similar issues in Judaism, in Christianity during the Byzantine period, in pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia, and in Hindu and Buddhist contexts in South Asia; and the third brings the reader back to Islamic lands by examining traditions of figural representation in the modern and contemporary periods." -- Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
704.94897
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
N7375
LC item number
.I435 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gruber, Christiane J.
Series statement
Gingko Library art series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic art and symbolism
  • Symbolism in art
  • Idols and images
  • Figurative art
  • Human figure in art
Label
The image debate : figural representation in Islam and across the world, edited by Christiane Gruber
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
  • Iconomachy in Byzantium
  • Alicia Walker
  • The image in Jewish art
  • Steven Fine
  • Religious imagery and image-making in pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia
  • Michael Shenkar
  • Conspicuous absences : The avoidance and use of images in Early South Asian art
  • Robert Decaroli
  • The figural image in Islamic devotional art of the Indian subcontinent
  • Yousuf Saeed
  • Idols and figural images in Islam : A brief dive into a perennial debate
  • The shadow puppet : A South-East Asian Islamic aesthetic
  • James Bennett
  • Enigma and purpose : Visual hagiographies of urban Senegal
  • Allen F. Roberts and Mary Nooter Roberts
  • Figures of protest in contemporary Arab and Iranian art
  • Rose Issa
  • Only for my Shadow : Figuration in contemporary Iranian art
  • Shiva Balaghi
  • Christiane Gruber
  • 'Painters will be punished' : The politics of figural representation amongst the Umayyads
  • Mika Natif
  • Signs of silence : epigraphic erasure and the image of the word
  • Finbarr Barry Flood
  • Conditions of love and conventions of representation in the illustrated manuscript of Varqa and Gulshah
  • Oya Pancaroğlu
Control code
on1061820255
Dimensions
30 x 25 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781909942349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1061820255
Label
The image debate : figural representation in Islam and across the world, edited by Christiane Gruber
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
  • Iconomachy in Byzantium
  • Alicia Walker
  • The image in Jewish art
  • Steven Fine
  • Religious imagery and image-making in pre-Islamic Iran and Central Asia
  • Michael Shenkar
  • Conspicuous absences : The avoidance and use of images in Early South Asian art
  • Robert Decaroli
  • The figural image in Islamic devotional art of the Indian subcontinent
  • Yousuf Saeed
  • Idols and figural images in Islam : A brief dive into a perennial debate
  • The shadow puppet : A South-East Asian Islamic aesthetic
  • James Bennett
  • Enigma and purpose : Visual hagiographies of urban Senegal
  • Allen F. Roberts and Mary Nooter Roberts
  • Figures of protest in contemporary Arab and Iranian art
  • Rose Issa
  • Only for my Shadow : Figuration in contemporary Iranian art
  • Shiva Balaghi
  • Christiane Gruber
  • 'Painters will be punished' : The politics of figural representation amongst the Umayyads
  • Mika Natif
  • Signs of silence : epigraphic erasure and the image of the word
  • Finbarr Barry Flood
  • Conditions of love and conventions of representation in the illustrated manuscript of Varqa and Gulshah
  • Oya Pancaroğlu
Control code
on1061820255
Dimensions
30 x 25 cm.
Extent
240 pages
Isbn
9781909942349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1061820255

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