Deconstructing the myths of Islamic art

Onur Ozturk (Editor), Xenia Gazi (Editor), Sam Bowker (Editor)

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Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art addresses how researchers can challenge stereotypical notions of Islam and Islamic art while avoiding the creation of new myths and the encouragement of nationalistic and ethnic attitudes.Despite its Orientalist origins, the field of Islamic art has continued to evolve and shape our understanding of the various civilizations of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Situated in this field, this book addresses how universities, museums, and other educational institutions can continue to challenge stereotypical or homogeneous notions of Islam and Islamic art. It reviews subtle and overt mythologies through scholarly research, museum collections and exhibitions, classroom perspectives, and artists’ initiatives. This collaborative volume addresses a conspicuous and persistent gap in the literature, which can only be filled by recognizing and resolving persistent myths regarding Islamic art from diverse academic and professional perspectives.The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, museum studies, visual culture, and Middle Eastern studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages244
ISBN (Electronic)9781003170525
ISBN (Print)9780367772659, 9780367772666
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Art History


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