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  1. Amidi, Hamid al- (Biography)

    See Aytaç, hamid . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  2. Amir Ruhallah (Biography)

    See Mirak . ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  3. Amman (Subject Entry)

    [Arab. ῾Amman; anc. Rabbath Ammon, later Philadelphia]. Capital of the kingdom of Jordan and site of a city that flourished from the 2nd millennium ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  4. Anant (Biography)

    ( fl. 1584 – 1611 ). Indian miniature painter . Trained in the studio of the Mughal emperor Akbar ( r. 1556 – 1605 ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  5. Anjar (Subject Entry)

    Late Antique and early Islamic settlement in the Beqa῾a Valley of Lebanon, 56 km east of Beirut. Excavations since 1953 have revealed a cardinally ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  6. Ankara (Subject Entry)

    [Gr. and Lat. Ancyra; Mod. Gr. Angora]. Capital city of the Turkish Republic since 1923 and a center of trade and administration since antiquity. ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  7. Aqa Buzurg (Biography)

    ( b. Shiraz ; fl. c. 1840 – 60 ). Persian painter . His portrait of the Qajar ruler Nasir al-Din ( r. 1848 ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  8. Aqa Mirak (Biography)

    ( fl. Tabriz , c. 1520 – 55 ; Mashhad, c. 1555 – 65 ; Qazvin, 1565–?75; d. before 1576 ). Persian illustrator and ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  9. Aqa Riza (i) (Biography)

    ( b. ?Mashhad ; fl. c. 1580 – c. 1610 ). Iranian painter active in India. He joined the service of Prince Salim (later ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  10. Aqqoyunlu (Subject Entry)

    Islamic dynasty that ruled in eastern Anatolia, Iran and Iraq from 1378 to 1508 . The Aqqoyunlu (Turk.: “White Sheep”) were a group of ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  11. Arabesque (Subject Entry)

    Distinctive kind of vegetal ornament that flourished in Islamic art from the 10th to the 15th century. The term “arabesque” (and the obsolete form ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  12. Arabshahi, Massoud (Biography)

    ( b. Tehran , 1934 ) Iranian sculptor . Trained at the College of Decorative Arts, Tehran, he held his first solo exhibition at ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  13. Arches in Islamic Architecture (Subject Entry)

    An opening or frame, which may be either load-bearing or decorative, with a profile based on the segment of a circle or series of ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  14. Architect (Subject Entry)

    Designer of buildings, responsible also in varying degrees for the supervision of their erection. Architects in the Islamic lands of North Africa, the Middle ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  15. Architecture (Subject Entry) Includes image

    Unlike other forms of Islamic art, such as the illustrated book ( see Illustration ) and inlaid Metalwork , architecture is a feature of ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  16. Ardabil (Subject Entry)

    City in Azerbaijan in northwest Iran c . 180 km east of Tabriz, situated on the eastern slopes of Mt. Sabalan, an extinct volcano, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  17. Ardalan, Nader (Biography)

    ( b. Tehran , 9 March 1939 ). Iranian architect , urban planner and writer. He studied architecture at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  18. Ardistan (Subject Entry)

    Iranian town in the province of Isfahan, just east of the road from Natanz to Na῾in. It occupies an ancient site and preserves the ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  19. Armajani, Siah (Biography)

    ( b. Tehran , 1939 ) Iranian–American sculptor . In 1956 he began practicing the traditional art of calligraphy. In 1960 he moved to ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

  20. Armenia (Subject Entry)

    Republic of [Hayasdan; Hayq; anc. Pers. Armina]. Country in the southern part of Transcaucasia; its capital is Erevan. The modern republic is bounded by ...

    Source: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

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