Islamic art reading list

Below is a selection of recommended titles covering a range of more general reading about Islamic art.


Akurgal, Ekrem (ed.), The Art and Architecture of Turkey, Oxford, 1980. ISBN. 0192114514

Allen, Terry, Five Essays on Islamic Art, Sevastopol, 1988. ISBN. 0944940005

Arts Council of Great Britain  The Arts of Islam, London, 1976. ISBN. 0728700816

Aslanapa, Oktay, Turkish Art and Architecture, London, 1971. ISBN. 0571087817

Atil, Esin, Art of the Arab World, Washington, D.C., 1975

Atil, Esin (ed.), Turkish Art, Washington, D.C. and New York, 1980. ISBN. 0874742188

Atil, Esin, Renaissance of Islam: Art of the Mamluks, Washington, D.C., 1981. ISBN. 0874742137

Atil, Esin, The Age of Sultan Süleyman the Magnificent, Washington, D.C., 1987. ISBN. 0894680986

Atil, Esin (ed.), Islamic Art and Patronage: Treasures from Kuwait, New York, 1990. ISBN. 0847813665

Baer, Eva, Islamic Ornament, Edinburgh, 1998. ISBN 0814713297

Brend, Barbara, Islamic Art, London and Cambridge, Mass., 1991. ISBN. 067446866X

Blair, Sheila S. and Bloom, Jonathan M., The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800, New Haven and London, 1994. ISBN. 0300064659

Bloom, Jonathan M. and Blair, Sheila S., Islamic Arts, London, 1997. ISBN. 071483176X

Bürgel, Johann Christoph, The Feather of Simurgh: The 'Licit Magic' of the Arts in Medieval Islam, New York, 1988. ISBN. 0814711022

Canby, Sheila R., The Golden Age of Persian Art, 1501-1722, New York, 2000. ISBN 0810941449

Contadini, Anna, Fatimid Art at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1998. ISBN. 1851771786

Dodds, Jerrilynn (ed.),  Al-Andalus: The Art of Islamic Spain, New York, 1992. ISBN 0870996371

Ecker, Heather, Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain, Washington, D.C., 2004. ISBN. 029598421X

Ettinghausen, Richard; Grabar, Oleg; and Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn, The Art and Architecture of Islam, 650-1250 (revised ed.), New Haven, 2001. ISBN. 0300088698

Falk, Toby (ed.), Treasures of Islam, London, 1985. ISBN. 0856671967

Ferrier, R. W. (ed.), The Arts of Persia, New Haven, 1989. ISBN. 0300039875

Folsach, Kjeld von, Art from the World of Islam in the David Collection, Copenhagen, 2001. ISBN. 8788464210

Grabar, Oleg, The Formation of Islamic Art, New Haven and London, 1973 (revised ed., 1988). ISBN. 0300040466

Hillenbrand, Robert (ed.), The Art of the Saljuqs in Iran and Anatolia, Costa Mesa, CA, 1994

Hillenbrand, Robert, Islamic Art and Architecture, London, 1999. ISBN. 0500203059

Irwin, Robert, Islamic Art in Context: Art, Architecture, and the Literary World, New York, 1997. ISBN. 0810927101

Komaroff, Linda and Carboni, Stefano (eds.), The Legacy of Genghis Khan: Courtly Art and Culture in Western Asia, 1256-1353, New York and New Haven, 2002. ISBN. 0300096917

Lentz, Thomas W. and Lowry, Glenn D., Timur and the Princely Vision: Persian Art and Culture in the Fifteenth Century, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, 1989. ISBN. 0874747066

Pal, Pratapaditya (ed.), Islamic Art: The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection, Gift of Joan Palevsky, Los Angeles, 1973. ISBN. 0875870562

Petsopoulos, Yanni (ed.), Tulips, Arabesques and Turbans: Decorative Arts from the Ottoman Empire, London, 1982. ISBN. 0856671517

Pope, Arthur Upham and Ackerman, Phyllis (eds.), A Survey of Persian Art from Prehistoric Times to the Present, London and New York, 1938

Rogers, J. M., Islamic Art and Design 1500-1700, London, 1983. ISBN. 0714114286

Stanley, Tim, with Rosser-Owen, Mariam and Vernoit, Stephen, Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art from the Middle East, London, 2004. ISBN. 1851774300

Thompson, Jon and Canby, Sheila R. (eds.), Hunt for Paradise: Court Arts of Safavid Iran, 1501-1576, Milan and New York, 2003. ISBN. 8884915902