Made for the Eye of One who Sees: Canadian Contributions to the Study of Islamic Art and Archaeology

Marcus Charles Plowman Milwright (Editor), Evanthia Baboula (Editor)

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Made for the Eye of One Who Sees uncovers the contributions of scholars and museum curators at Canadian institutions to current scholarship on Islamic art. Employing a wide range of approaches and theoretical perspectives, contributors cover topics from across the Islamic world dating from the eighth century to the present. Subjects include the iconography of architectural design and decoration, the role of Qur’anic inscriptions, the representation of symbolic animals in sculpture, and the interpretation of Persian manuscript painting. The book also juxtaposes modern and contemporary worlds, providing insightful reflections on the early history of the Islamic collections at the Royal Ontario Museum, Matisse’s creative encounter with Byzantine and Islamic visual culture, and the ongoing dialogue between new media and the traditional concepts underpinning Islamic art.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationToronto
PublisherMcGill-Queen’s University Press
Number of pages412
ISBN (Print)9780228012047
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022


  • art history
  • Museum studies
  • islamic studies
  • Anthropology
  • architectural history

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