An edition of Rivers of paradise (2009)

Rivers of paradise

water in Islamic art and culture

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An edition of Rivers of paradise (2009)

Rivers of paradise

water in Islamic art and culture

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For millennia the collection, distribution, and symbolism of water have played pivotal roles in the lands where Islam has flourished. This book is the first to address this important subject. A diverse spectrum of scholars covers a wide range of topics: from the revelation of Islam in the 7th century to todayʹs conservation and development issues, from watering oases in the Moroccan desert to the flooded plains of Bengal. Copiously illustrated with beautiful color photographs and newly drawn plans and maps, this book will provoke readers to appreciate and acknowledge the essential, if often invisible and transitory, roles that water played in the arts of the Islamic lands and beyond.

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Pages
364

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Rivers of paradise: water in Islamic art and culture
2009, Yale University Press
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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Gardens beneath which rivers flow : the significance of water in classical Islamic culture
2. Control and abandon : images of water in Arabic poetry and gardens
3. Fruited trees and ablution fountains in the Great Mosque of Cordoba : the flow of water from landscape to monument
4. Toward a typology of water vessels in Islamic art : sip, dip, and pour
5. Water, magic and magical inscriptions on "frozen water"
6. Sabil-Kuttabs and the conception of water in Mamluk Cairo (1260-1517)
7. Architecture as a message : the Sabil of Muhammad 'Ali Pasha in Cairo
8. Water and water imagery in architecture and the arts in Ottoman times
9. The archeology of urban water systems in Ottoman Greece : the cases of Nafpaktos and Nafplio
10. Out of the desert : water traditions in the South Asian landscape
11. Paradise flooded : water and architecture in Bangladesh
12. Water scarcity and landscaping in the Islamic world : contemporary solutions to historical problems.

Edition Notes

"The following essays are the written record of the Second Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture, held at Virginia Commonwealth University's School of the Arts in Doha, Qatar (VCUQ) from November 4 to November 6, 2007."

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Congresses
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Water in Islamic art and culture

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Dewey Decimal Class
700.917/67
Library of Congress
NX650.W37 R58 2009, NX650.W37R58 2009

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Pagination
p. cm.
Number of pages
364

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Open Library
OL23202599M
ISBN 13
9780300158991
LCCN
2009013355
OCLC/WorldCat
317471939
Library Thing
9189146
Goodreads
6742062

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