Writing As Intermediary : Text-Image Relations in Early Modern Islamic Cultures

Faculty/Professorship: Islamic Art and Archaeology  ; University of Bamberg  
Author(s): Korn, Lorenz  ; Metzler, Berenike; Mersmann, Birgit; Schweinfurth, Sophie; Schmidl, Petra G.; Ben Azzouna, Nourane; Shortle, Margaret; Sturkenboom, Ilse; Bisulca, Christina; Bosch, Sebastian; Colini, Claudia; Helman-Ważny, Agnieszka; Howell, David; Heinzelmann, Tobias; Kücükbay, Emine ; Badat, Bilal
Editors: Korn, Lorenz  ; Metzler, Berenike
Corporate Body: Universität Bamberg, Institut für Orientalistik
Publisher Information: Bamberg : University of Bamberg Press
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 348 ; Illustrationen
ISBN: 978-3-86309-862-9
Series ; Volume: Bamberger Orientstudien ; 16 
Source/Other editions: Parallel erschienen als Druckausgabe in der University of Bamberg Press, 2022 (31,00 EUR)
Language(s): English
Link to order the print version: http://www.uni-bamberg.de/ubp/
DOI: 10.20378/irb-54329
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY - Attribution 4.0 International 
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-543295
For the cultural history of the Islamic World, writing has long been recognized as a highly important form of art, as calligraphy has traditionally held a particular place in the perception of Islamic elites and their artistic practices. The culture of calligraphy was intimately connected with the production of prestigious book manuscripts, but reached a climax in the creation of single-leaf calligraphies that were also highly appreciated by collectors in centres of Islamic culture from the Ottoman Mediterranean to post-Timurid Central Asia, Safavid Iran and Mughal India. At the same time, writing by its very nature fulfilled its age-old functions of encoding verbal language as text.
The present volume approaches the variegated aspects of writing, fathoming its ambiguous character between text and image. It contains ten contributions that originated from a conference held at the University of Bamberg in 2019. These studies range from text-image relations in precious manuscripts through the use of Chinese decorated paper for artistic book production, the training of calligraphers and the process of design, to the iconic character of writing in the layout of books, single-leaf works of calligraphy, iconic writing in contemporary art, to more theoretical considerations on aesthetic perception.
GND Keywords: Islam; Text; Bild; Handschrift; Geschichte
Keywords: Islamic art, visual culture studies, calligraphy, arts of the book, Safavids, Ottomans, Islamische Kunst, Kalligraphie, Buchkunst, Safawiden, Osmanen
DDC Classification: 090 Manuscripts & rare books  
740 Graphics & decorative arts  
750 Painting  
RVK Classification: LO 87145     LO 87110   
Type: Book
URI: https://fis.uni-bamberg.de/handle/uniba/54329
Release Date: 22. December 2022
Project: Was Schrift vermittelt. Text-Bild-Verhältnisse in islamischen Kulturen der frühen Neuzeit

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