And Diverse Are Their Hues

Color in Islamic Art and Culture

Edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair

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November 29, 2011
408 pages, 9 x 11 1/2
265 color + 5 b/w illus.
ISBN: 9780300175721
Cloth

Published in association with The Qatar Foundation, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar

Out of Print

The Koran uses the phrase "and diverse are their hues" to describe the glorious chromatic variety of God's creation. Color has always been an important signifier in Islamic art, and its uses have encompassed the practical as well as the mystical and poetic. This comprehensive volume is the first to analyze the use of color in Islamic art and architecture from a range of artistic and cultural perspectives. 

A prestigious team of international scholars discusses the applications and implications of color in Islamic cultures from medieval to modern times and from Central Asia to Spain and beyond. They look at art, architecture, literature, philosophy, mysticism, optics, and conservation studies. Amply and vividly illustrated, And Diverse Are Their Hues is also a remarkable visual resource for Islamic carpets, ceramic tiles, manuscripts, gardens, and buildings.

Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair share the Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair of Islamic Art at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship in Islamic and Asian Art at Boston College.
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