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Bloom, Jonathan (Jonathan M.)

Overview
Works: 104 works in 392 publications in 3 languages and 11,343 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Exhibition catalogs  Encyclopedias  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Redactor, Creator
Classifications: N6260, 709.17671
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Bloom
Islamic arts by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

17 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,788 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
The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800 by Sheila Blair( Book )

16 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors conclude with a provocative essay on the varied legacies of Islamic art in Europe and the Islamic lands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Islam : a thousand years of faith and power by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,278 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 1,043 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 )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 813 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
The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800 by Sheila Blair( Book )

15 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art - the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, and the Tahmasp Shahnama - were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early thirteenth century to the advent of European colonial rule in the nineteenth. This beautiful book surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era." "Conceived as a sequel to the The Art and Architecture of Islam: 650-1250, by Richard Ettinghausen and Oleg Grabar, the book follows the general format of the first volume, with chronological and regional divisions and architecture treated separately from the other arts. The authors describe over two hundred works of Islamic art of this period and also investigate broader social and economic contexts, considering such topics as function, patronage, and meaning. They discuss, for example, how the universal caliphs of the first six centuries gave way to regional rulers and how, in this new world order, Iranian forms, techniques, and motifs played a dominant role in the artistic life of most of the Muslim world; the one exception was the Maghrib, an area protected from the full brunt of the Mongol invasions, where traditional models continued to inspire artists and patrons. By the sixteenth century, say the authors, the eastern Mediterranean under the Ottomans and the area of northern India under the Mughals had become more powerful, and the Iranian models of early Ottoman and Mughal art gradually gave way to distinct regional and imperial styles. The authors conclude with a provocative essay on the varied legacies of Islamic art in Europe and the Islamic lands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--Jacket
Arts of the City Victorious : Islamic art and architecture in Fatimid North Africa and Egypt by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 478 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 )

9 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minaret, symbol of Islam by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Islamic art and architecture by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 420 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 364 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 Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art and Culture( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 311 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 )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 308 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 220 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The minaret by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloom reveals 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 visible symbol of Islam. Drawing on buildings, archaeological reports, medieval histories, geographies, and early Arabic poetry, he reinterprets the origin, development, and meanings of the minaret and provides a sweeping historical and geographical tour of the minaret's position as the symbol of Islam
Cosmophilia : Islamic art from the David Collection, Copenhagen by Sheila Blair( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 184 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 )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 175 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 : empire of faith by Jonathan Bloom( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islamic art : past, present, future( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Islamic art can be a challenging term in an ever-changing art world. Through the exploration of a wide array of media-from painting, sculpture, and photography to video and multimedia-an internationally renowned group of scholars, collectors, artists, and curators tackles questions such as whether the art has to come from the Middle East, whether it must have a religious component, and, indeed, whether the work of art must be made by a Muslim. Based on a series of papers presented at the 7th Biennial Hamad bin Khalifa Symposium on Islamic Art in 2017, the essays in this volume grapple with these questions from a range of viewpoints. Taken together, these texts, including beautiful illustrations of major works by contemporary artists from the Muslim world, invoke a lively discussion of how the arts of the Islamic lands link the past with the present and the future."--Publisher description
 
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The art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800Islam : 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 architectureThe art and architecture of Islam 1250-1800Arts of the City Victorious : Islamic art and architecture in Fatimid North Africa and EgyptMinaret, symbol of IslamEarly Islamic art and architecture
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Bloom, Jonathan M.

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Bloom, Jonathan Max

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Blūm, Ǧūnāṯān 1950-

Pŭllum, Chonŏsŏn 1950-

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ブルーム, ジョナサン

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