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


ordered by Shah 'Abbas I; finished under Shah Safi I; Shah Mosque
exterior detail of domeProfessors Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair (Boston College), Professor Walter B. Denny (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) and ARTstor have collaborated on the digitization and distribution through ARTstor of over 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.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 19,009
Percentage of completion 100%
Search terms "sheila blair" or "jonathan bloom" or "walter denny"
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* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: March 16, 2011

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ordered by Shah 'Abbas I; finished under Shah Safi I; Shah Mosqueexterior detail of dome

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