Muqarnas

Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World

Editorial Board 
Ali Asani, Khaled El-Rouayheb, Eva Hoffman, Cemal Kafadar, Thomas W. Lentz, Roy Mottahedeh, Nasser Rabbat, David J. Roxburgh, Hashim Sarkis, Wheeler Thackston, James Wescoat

Advisory Board 
Catherine Asher, Sussan Babaie, Michele Bernardini, Zeynep Çelik, Anna Contadini, Howard Crane, Jerrilynn Dodds, Massumeh Farhad, Finbarr B. Flood, Alain George, Lisa Golombek, Christiane Gruber, Robert Hillenbrand, Renata Holod, Machiel Kiel, Linda Komaroff, Lorenz Korn, R. D. McChesney, Marcus Milwright, Bernard O’Kane, Yves Porter, Scott Redford, Cynthia Robinson, J. Michael Rogers, D. Fairchild Ruggles, Avinoam Shalem, Priscilla Soucek, Maria Subtelny, Heghnar Watenpaugh

What is Muqarnas? 
The Aga Khan Program at Harvard sponsors publication of scholarly works on the history of Islamic art and architecture.Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, is a yearly volume of articles on art and architectural history, edited by Professor Gülru Necipoğlu.
 

Muqarnas 38 begins by considering a curious Kufic-inscribed block in the eleventh-century church of Wuqro Cherqos in Ethiopia. Mikael Muehlbauer offers a biography of this object from its inception as an inscribed arch in a Fatimid great mosque to its medieval use as a chancel and luxury item. The next two articles focus on India, explaining the function of a fifteenth-century monument and manuscript, respectively. Mohit Manohar tackles issues of race in analyzing the Chand Minar, arguing that this stone minaret was built to commemorate the role of African and Indian officers in a key military victory. Vivek Gupta interprets the Miftāḥ al-Fużalāʾ, a unique illustrated Persian dictionary, as an object of instruction that utilized wonder as a didactic tool. Laura Parodi identifies and reconstructs three sixteenth-century royal gardens in Kabul, which influenced their counterparts in the Mughal metropoles of Hindustan as well as Safavid Iran.

The next three articles concern Ottoman Tunisia: Youssef Ben Ismail traces the rise of the fez in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, considering the commercial and cultural history of the red felt cap with a focus on Tunisian merchants. Sihem Lamine interprets the Zaytuna minaret in Tunis (built in 1892) as a colonial object that signaled a shift in power from the Ottomans to the French protectorate through its neo-Almohad style. Ridha Moumni’s article on Tunisian archaeological history (Part II) likewise critically examines a French colonial project, the Bardo Museum, and demonstrates that native Tunisians had already laid the groundwork for the museum through archaeological and collecting efforts earlier in the nineteenth century.

Twentieth-century photography is featured in the following two essays, the first of which (by Sabiha Göloğlu) dissects the relationship between photography and painting in analyzing Miʿmarzade Muhammed ʿAli’s (d. 1938) oil-on-canvas painting of Mecca and Medina. Jacobé Huet appraises Le Corbusier’s Le Voyage d’Orient, published in 1965 and based on a 1914 typescript of his earlier travel notes, showing how the author’s late edits transform his youthful approach to traditional Mediterranean architecture.

In the Notes and Sources section, Anaïs Leone presents new data for reconstructing the luster tilework decoration of the tomb chamber of ʿAbd al-Samad’s shrine in central Iran. The final essay, by Ignacio Ferrer Pérez-Blanco and Marie-Pierre Zufferey, is an exhaustive study of the five muqarnas capitals in the Alhambra. By sculpting these capitals and comparing them to the proportions of muqarnas profiles in seventeenth-century Spanish carpentry treatises, the authors advance a formal understanding of “Western” muqarnas capitals and establish geometrical relationships that have long been unclear.

 

Where can I purchase Muqarnas? 
Muqarnas can be purchased directly through our publisher, Brillin most cases. It can also be purchased via special order at a local bookshop. Please be aware that Muqarnas has a limited print run and therefore some volumes may be out of print. You can view manuscripts from volumes 1-33 via 
Archnet.

 

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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Maria J. Metzler
Publ. 2021 ISBN 9789004500709
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Managing Editor: Maria J. Metzler
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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Maria J. Metzler
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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2016 ISBN 9789004322820
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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2015 ISBN 9789004298989
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Muqarnas 31

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2014 ISBN 9789004277427
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Muqarnas 30

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2013 ISBN 9789004255760
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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2012 ISBN 9789004234208
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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2011
ISBN 978-90-04-18511-1
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Muqarnas 27 Muqarnas 27 

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2010
ISBN 978-90-04-18511-1
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Muqarnas 26 Muqarnas 26 

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Karen A. Leal
Publ. 2009
ISBN 978-90-04-17589-1
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Frontiers of Islamic Art and Architecture: Essays in Celebration of Oleg Grabar's Eightieth Birthday
Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Julia Bailey
Publ. 2008
ISBN: 978-90-04-17327-9
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Historiography and Ideology: Architectural Heritage of the "Lands of Rum"
Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Julia Bailey
Publ. 2007
ISBN: 978-90-04-16320-1
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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Julia Bailey
Publ. 2006
ISBN: 978-90-04-15492-2
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Julia Bailey
Publ. 2005
ISBN: 978-90-04-14702-0
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Guest Editors: Doris Behrens-Abouseif and Anna Contadini
Managing Editor: Julia Bailey
Publ. 2004
ISBN: 978-90-04-13964-8
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Muqarnas 20 Muqarnas 20 

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Julia Bailey
Publ. 2003
ISBN: 978-90-04-13207-4
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Editor, Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: the late Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 2002
ISBN: 978-90-04-12593-0
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 2001
ISBN: 978-90-04-12234-6
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 17 Muqarnas 17 

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 2000
ISBN: 978-90-04-11669-9
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 16 Muqarnas 16 

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1999
ISBN: 978-90-04-11482-3
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 15 Muqarnas 15 

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1998
ISBN: 978-90-04-11084-4
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 14 Muqarnas 14 

Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1997
ISBN: 978-90-04-10872-6
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1996
ISBN: 978-90-04-10633-2
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1995
ISBN: 978-90-04-10314-7
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1994
ISBN: 978-90-04-10070-9
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Essays in Honor of Oleg Grabar
Editor: Gülru Necipoğlu
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1993
ISBN: 978-90-04-09748-1
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1992
ISBN: 978-90-04-09625-6
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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K.A.C. Creswell and His Legacy 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1991
ISBN: 978-90-04-09372-9
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 7 Muqarnas 7 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1990
ISBN: 978-90-04-09347-8
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 6 Muqarnas 6 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1989
ISBN: 978-90-04-09050-9
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 5 Muqarnas 5 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1988
ISBN: 978-90-04-08647-1
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 4 Muqarnas 4 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1987
ISBN: 978-90-04-08155-0
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 3 Muqarnas 3 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1985
ISBN: 978-90-04-07611-5
Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands

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Muqarnas 2 Muqarnas 2 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1984
ISBN: 978-0-300-03137-8
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, USA

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Muqarnas 1 Muqarnas 1 

Editor: Oleg Grabar
Managing Editor: Margaret Ševčenko
Publ. 1983
ISBN: 978-0-300-02837-7
Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, USA

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