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Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.)

Overview
Works: 84 works in 364 publications in 4 languages and 10,955 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Bloom
Islamic arts by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comprehensive survey, the authors highlight those characteristics that connect the various arts of all the Islamic lands, without minimizing the differences. Dividing the time into three periods: 600-900, 900-1500 and 1500-1800, they set the artistic development in each era within its historical context and use art as a window into Islamic culture. Written in an accessible style, and illustrated throughout with photographs, maps and plans, the book captures the essence of Islamic culture as expressed in its buildings, books and applied arts, and provides an introduction to the subject for both the student and the general reader
Islam : a thousand years of faith and power by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair provide a comprehensive and accessible overview of the origin of this extraordinary religion, culture, and belief system that often has been misunderstood in the West. In its first thousand years, while Europe suffered through the Dark Ages, Islamic civilization flourished in a string of glittering cities such as Cordoba, Fez, Cairo, Istanbul, Baghdad, and Samarqand. Muslims expanded the boundaries of human knowledge in literature, art, science, and medicine. Bloom and Blair tell the remarkable story of Islam's rise to world prominence, from its revelation to Muhammad and its extraordinary spread within a century of the Propher's death, through its golden age of empire and the forging of a rich new culture, to the changes it experienced after the Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century
Paper before print : the history and impact of paper in the Islamic world by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and Turkish and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation This engaging book presents a new chapter in paper's history: how its use in Islamic lands during the Middle Ages influenced almost every aspect of medieval life. The text and illustrations (of papermaking techniques and the many uses to which paper was put) give new luster and importance to a now-humble material. 100+ illustrations
The Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture( Book )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deals with all aspects of Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Africa to Central, South, and East Asia and includes entries on artists, rulers, writers, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, calligraphy, textiles, and more"--Provided by publisher
Minaret, symbol of Islam by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2018 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This beautifully illustrated history depicts the origin and development of the most visible element of Islamic architecture: the minaret. The argument is iconoclastic--that the minaret, long understood to have been invented in the early years of Islam as the place from which the muezzin gives the call to prayer, was actually invented some two centuries later to be a universal symbol of the presence of Islam."--Publisher's description
Arts of the City Victorious : Islamic art and architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arts of the City Victorious is the first book-length study of the art and architecture of the Fatimids, the Ismaili Shi'i dynasty that ruled in North Africa and Egypt from 909 to 1171. The Fatimids are most famous for founding the city of al-Qahira (whence the name Cairo) in 969, and their art - particularly textiles and lustre ceramics, but also metalwork and carved rock crystal, ivory and woodwork - has been admired for nearly a millennium. Initially brought home to Europe by merchants and Crusaders and then preserved as relics and reliquaries in church treasuries." "Fatimid art and architecture has always been somewhat anomalous in the history of islamic art because of the direction it grew (west to east), subject matter (figural at a time when geometry and the arabesque were developing elsewhere), and unusually rich and precise documentation in royal and popular accounts. Whereas earlier studies treated the two and a half centuries of Fatimid art and architecture as a single category, this book is the first to show how they grew and evolved over time."--Jacket
Images of paradise in Islamic art by Sheila Blair( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Islamic art and architecture by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rivers of paradise : water in Islamic art and culture by Biennial Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
And diverse are their hues : color in Islamic art and culture by Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
God is beautiful and loves beauty : the object in Islamic art and culture by Biennial Hamad Bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Islamic world, spanning centuries and far-flung regions, is renowned for its diverse cultural and artistic traditions. This sumptuous book delves into that vast creative output, examining a dozen exquisite objects in the Museum of Islamic Art, in Doha, Qatar, designed by the Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei and opened in 2008. Twelve prominent scholars from across the globe select works representing various centers of Islamic life, from early Spain to 17th-century India, as well as a range of media including textiles, ceramics, metalwork, and miniature paintings. Authoritative texts put the objects into context, exploring the relationships to those people who produced and lived among them. In addition, architectural critic Paul Goldberger discusses the museum, assessing its place in Peiʹs career and in the broader scope of Islamic architecture, while Oliver Watson, the museumʹs former director, sheds light on the installation of works throughout the building. -- Publisher description
God is the light of the heavens and the earth : light in Islamic art and culture by Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Qur'an makes rich references to light, tying it to revelation, and light consequently permeates the culture and visual arts of the Islamic lands. This book explores the integral role of light in Islamic civilization across a wide range of media, from the Qur'an and literature to buildings, paintings, performances, photography, and other works produced over the past 14 centuries. A team of international experts conveys current scholarship on Islamic art in a manner that is engaging and accessible to the general reader. The objects discussed include some of the first identifiable works of Islamic art-modest oil lamps inscribed in Arabic, which developed into elaborately decorated metal and glass lamps and chandeliers. Later, photography, which creates images with light, was readily adopted in Islamic lands, and it continues to provide inspiration for contemporary artists. Generously illustrated with specially commissioned, sumptuous color photographs, this book shows the potential of light to reveal color, form, and meaning
The minbar from the Kutubiyya Mosque by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmophilia : Islamic art from the David Collection, Copenhagen by Sheila Blair( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam : empire of faith by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the pen and what they write : writing in Islamic art and culture by Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considered by Muslims as the only true art, calligraphy has played a prominent role in Islamic culture since the time of the prophet Muhammad. Exploring this central role of the written word in Islam and how writing practices have evolved and adapted in different historical contexts, this book provides an overview of the enormous impact that writing in Arabic script has had on the visual arts of the Islamic world. Approaching the topic from a number of different perspectives, the essays in this volume include discussions on the relationship between orality and the written word; the materiality of the written word, ranging from the type of paper on which books were written to monumental inscriptions in stone and brick; and the development of Arabic typography and the printed book. Generously illustrated, By Pen and What They Write is an engaging look at how writing has remained a foundational component of Islamic art throughout fourteen centuries
Islam : mil años de ciencia y poder by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Islamic Art and Architecture by Jonathan Bloom( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Islamic arts
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Islam : a thousand years of faith and powerPaper before print : the history and impact of paper in the Islamic worldThe Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architectureMinaret, symbol of IslamArts of the City Victorious : Islamic art and architecture in Fatimid North Africa and EgyptEarly Islamic art and architectureRivers of paradise : water in Islamic art and cultureAnd diverse are their hues : color in Islamic art and culture