Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art is a giant teaching aid of a fairly solid and dependable kind, but one that does not quite push far enough.
Engare by Iranian developer Mahdi Bahrami is a game of geometry and motion, inspired the tessellations that often adorn Islamic art and architecture.
There is something very troubling about what the Viking “Allah” story reveals about the relationship between news media and experts.
The “Islamic Design Workbook” by Eric Broug encourages a better appreciation of Islamic art, through learning how to create its geometric patterns.
Over 100 rare objects from the 12th to 20th centuries are used to explore the role of the supernatural in Islamic art at the Ashmoleon Museum in Oxford.
In the 9th century, the Banū Mūsā brothers in Baghdad designed a mechanical, hydraulic organ that was made to play endlessly by itself.
EAST JERUSALEM — Walking through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City it is hard not be to fascinated by the folk paintings appearing on the homes of pilgrims who returned from the Hajj in Mecca.
The Dallas Art Museum announced today that it has named Sabiha Al Khemir as its first Senior Advisor of Islamic Art. The move comes at a time when many museums the world over are making a push to support Islamic art’s place in the historical canon.
The Met’s Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition is a treat for viewers who appreciate the ways that power and continuity are expressed in both luxury items and everyday objects.
When people start telling other people what they can and cannot draw then we have a problem. Yesterday’s “Everyone Draw Mohammed Day!” made it clear that some religious fundamentalists need to be told to mind their own business and stop policing other people’s culture.
… P.S.1’s Brooklyn is Burning event gets out of control last weekend … #class gets invited to Pulse … a HUGE statue of Amenhotep III is discovered in Luxor, Egypt … Milan Fashion Week includes protestors peeved at Anna Wintour’s quick ditch.