Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art

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

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In a time when divisive politics have become increasingly popular around the globe, it is essential that scholars, curators, and artists study, curate, and engage with the incredibly rich and diverse historical and contemporary visual cultures of Islam. 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, "Deconstructing the Myths of Islamic Art" 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.
Original languageEnglish
ISBN (Electronic)9781003170525
ISBN (Print)9780367772659
Publication statusPublished - 21 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Art History


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