Islamic Art and Architecture

Subject headings (library catalog)Khamsa, early 15th century, Smithsonian

 

The Sculptor Farhad Brought before the Princess Shirin, from a manuscript of Khusraw and Shirin by Nizami (d. 1209). Smithsonian. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Click for description.

Database Indexes to Journal Articles, Books, and Dissertations

(For a complete list of databases, see Databases A-Z.)

ABIA South and Southeast Asian Art and Archaeology Index, 1996–.
International Institute for Asian Studies. Covers archaeology (pre- and proto-history), historical archaeology, ancient art history, modern art history, material culture, epigraphy and palaeography, numismatics and sigillography. Indexes monographs, articles in monographs, articles in periodicals, and unpublished PhD theses. Geographical areas include South Asia and Southeast Asia, and regions culturally related to these areas, for example: Afghanistan, Uzbekistan,Tajikistan and Tibet as related to South Asia; South China and the Pacific as related to Southeast Asia.

Note: (Abstracts of International Conservation Literature), 1932–.

Note: Covers articles published from 1984 to the present. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Index indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Subjects covered include archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, motion pictures, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, and photography.

Note: Covers articles published between 1929 and 1984. Periodical coverage includes English-language periodicals, yearbooks, and museum bulletins, as well as periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Japanese, Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish. In addition to articles, Art Index indexes reproductions of works of art that appear in indexed periodicals. Subjects covered include archaeology, architecture, art history, city planning, crafts, motion pictures, graphic arts, industrial design, interior design, landscape architecture, museology, and photography.

Note: Covers articles published from 1971 to the present. Includes all subjects (especially humanities and social sciences) pertaining to East, Southeast, and South Asia published worldwide. Users can search and also browse by country/region, by subject, or by journal title. For earlier years’ articles, see the print volumes, Cumulative Bibliography of Asian Studies, 1941-1965, and Supplement, 1966-1970 available at Mugar Reference X Z 3001 F70.

Note: Guide Author’s note: Covers articles published between 1973 and 2009. Getty Information Institute. Indexes books, journals, dissertations, and exhibition catalogs. Covers Western art, all media, from late antiquity to the present. Includes RILA (International Repertory of the Literature of Art, 1975-1989 ), and RAA (Repertoire d’Art et d’Archeologie, 1973-1989. RAA covers late antiquity to the present; excludes Islamic, Far Eastern, and primitive art and archaeology.

Note: Covers dissertations from 1861 to the present. Citations to dissertations accepted for doctoral degrees at accredited North American institutions and more than 200 institutions elsewhere; abstracts are available from 1980 to date. Of the more than 2.3 million dissertations and theses cited in the database, over 925,000 dissertations are available for download. Citations to masters’ theses from 1962 to date; abstracts available from 1988 to date. For a subject list of Dissertations in Progress, see the June issue of Art Bulletin.

Note: Covers publications from 1906 to the present. Indexes articles, books, multi-authored works, and conference proceedings on Islam, the Middle East, and on Muslims worldwide, published in European languages. Includes all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, including accounting, archaeology, architecture, arts, bibliography and scholarship, economics, education, geography and travel, history, law, libraries, literature, natural and applied sciences, philosophy, politics and current affairs, religion, social sciences, theology, and zoology.

 

Surveys

Architecture of the Islamic World: Its History and Social Meaning
with a complete survey of key monuments and 758 illustrations, 112 in color. Edited by George Michell.
Mugar Library NA380 .A78 1995.

Art and architecture of Islam, 650-1250. Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar.
Mugar Library N6260 .E79 1994

Art and architecture of Islam, 1250-1800. Sheila S. Blair.
Mugar Reserves N6260 .B56 1994

Dreaming of Paradise
Islamic art from the Collection of the Museum of Ethnology, Rotterdam, compiled by Charlotte Huygens. Published on the occasion of an exhibition held Dec. 18, 1993-Jan. 7, 1996 at the Museum of Ethnology, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Mugar Folio N6264.N4 R68 1993.

Early Islamic art, 650-1100. Oleg Grabar.
Mugar Library N6260 .G688 2005.

Early Muslim architecture. K.A.C. Creswell.v. 1. Umayyads, A.D. 622-750. 2 pts.–v. 2. Early Abbasids Umayyads of Cordova Aghlabids, Tulunids, and Samanids, A.D. 751-905.
Mugar Folio NA381 .C72 1979

Formation of Islamic art. Oleg Grabar.
Mugar Library N6260 .G69 1987.

Introduction to Islamic Archaeology. Marcus Milwright.
Mugar Library DS56 .M527 2010.

Islam and Muslim Art. Alexandre Papadopoulo.
Mugar Folio N6260 .P3613 1979.

Islamic art. Barbara Brend.
Mugar Library N6250 .B76 1991.
Mugar: Reserves N6260 .B56 1994.

Islamic art“, article in Grove Art Online. BU

Islamic art and architecture, 650-1250. Richard Ettinghausen.
Mugar Library N6260 .E79 2001.

Islamic Art Collections. An International Survey. Ed. Karin Adahl and Mikael Ahlund.
Mugar Reference X N6260 2000

Oxford Studies in Islamic Art (topics and call numbers vary)

 

Bibliographies

Arab and Islamic Studies Research Guide. Boston University Libraries.

Archnet’s Digital Library: Bibliographies.

Bibliography of the architecture, arts, and crafts of Islam to 1st Jan. 1960. K.A.C. Creswell.
Mugar Reference X Z5956.I8 C74

Index Islamicus 1665-1905. a bibliography of articles on Islamic subjects in periodicals and other collective publications, compiled by W.H. Behn.
Mugar Reference X Z7835.M6 B43 1989.

Index Islamicus
ed. J.D. Pearson. 1906 to the present. Indexes articles, books, multi-authored works, and conference proceedings on Islam, the Middle East, and on Muslims worldwide, published in European languages. Includes all aspects of Islam and the Muslim world, including accounting, archaeology, architecture, arts, bibliography and scholarship, economics, education, geography and travel, history, law, libraries, literature, natural and applied sciences, philosophy, politics and current affairs, religion, social sciences, theology, and zoology.
In print: Mugar Reference X Z 7835 M6 F58.

Islam Research Guide Boston University Libraries.

Reference Tools in Islamic Art and Architecture. Andras Riedlmayer. Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture. Fine Arts Library. Harvard University.

Biographical Sources

New Islamic Dynasties : a chronological and genealogical manual.
Clifford Edmund Bosworth, Enl. and updated ed.
Storage DS35.627 .B67 1996.

Encyclopedia of Arab American Artists. Fayeq S. Oweis. Mugar
Reference X N6538.A73 O94 2008

Boston University Programs

Archaeology Department.
Click on courses for Islamic archaeology listings.

Art History Department.
Click on courses for Islamic art and architecture listings. Cumulus Image Database. Art History Department, Boston University. BU

Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations.
“The Institute will act as an interdisciplinary meeting point for scholars and researchers in diverse fields – ranging from anthropology, history, religion, politics, literature, language, and the arts – across the regions in which Muslims live – from the Americas to Europe, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia. Through this scholarship the institute seeks to protect and preserve the heritage of the Muslim world.”

Images

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

History

Directories

Symbols and Iconography

Iconography of Islamic Art: Studies in Honour of Robert Hillenbrand.
Edited by Bernard O’Kane.
Mugar Library N6260 .I32 2005.

Image and Meaning in Islamic Art.
Edited by Robert Hillenbrand.
Mugar Library N6260 .I43 2005.

Symbols and Signs in Islamic Architecture. Oleg Grabar. In Architecture as Symbol and Self-Identity.
Jonathan G. Katz (ed).1980.
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center Archives Frye 115.