Islamic Art and Architecture Collection (Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, Walter Denny)

Commissioned by Shah Huseyn I, Madrasa-i Madar-i Shah; interior; detail of a tilework panel, 1706-14, Esfahan, Iran. Image and original data provided by Walter B. Denny

Professors Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair (Boston College), Professor Walter B. Denny (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and Artstor have collaborated on the digitization and distribution of more than 19,000 high quality digital images of the art and architecture of Islam from the personal archives of this team of leading scholar photographers.

Sheila Blair's major areas of research are Islamic art, especially the arts of Iran and Central Asia, the art and architecture produced under the Mongols, calligraphy and books. Jonathan Bloom's primary areas of research include Islamic art and architecture, the history of paper, and art in the medieval Mediterranean world. Walter B. Denny's primary field of teaching and research is the art and architecture of the Islamic world, in particular the artistic traditions of the Ottoman Turks, Islamic carpets and textiles, and issues of economics and patronage in Islamic art.