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Mamluk

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
6,326 words
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..., Islamic Art in the Mediterranean (Madrid, 2001) H. Hamza : The Northern Cemetery of Cairo , Islamic Art and Architecture series, 10 (Costa Mesa, 2001) H. Harithy : “ The Concept of Space in Mamluk Architecture, ” Muqarnas , xviii (2001), pp. 73–93 H. Kennedy : The Historiography of Islamic Egypt, c. 95–1800 (Leiden and Boston, 2001) N. Rabbat : “ Perception of Architecture in Mamluk Sources, ” Mamluk Stud. Rev ., vi (2002), pp. 155–76 H. al-Harithy : “Female Patronage of Mamluk Architecture in Cairo,” Beyond the Exotic: Women's Histories in Islamic...

Architecture

Architecture   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
117,015 words
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77

...The buildings, which ranged in size from 5.4×5.5 m to 9.7×10.2 m internally, usually had mihrabs in rectangular salients and prayer-halls divided by one or more transverse arcades and were entered through attached yards. Two had staircase minarets. At Balkh a mosque measuring c. 20 m to a side had nine square bays arranged in three rows of three. The arched walls and four central piers originally supported nine vaults, giving the mosque one of its names, the Masjid-i Nuh Gumbad (“Mosque of the Nine Domes”). The extravagant carved stucco decoration of the...

Illustration, Bible

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David M. Gunn

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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Current Version:
2016
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Religion, Art & Architecture
Length:
13,835 words

...that of the Netherlands picture Bibles; nonetheless, this is a truly amazing accomplishment. The Eighteenth Century: England in the First Half of the Century. In the seventeenth century, England had not been in the forefront of book illustration, least of all the production of illustrated Bibles, but by the middle of the eighteenth century London was becoming a center of printmaking ( Alexander, 1997 ) and the illustrated family Bible well on its way to becoming a standard feature of British print culture. It took some developments in the production of books...

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