The Diez Albums

The Diez Albums

The 21 essays of this book contribute to deepening our understanding of the development of Persianate art and its perception in later times.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004323483

Category: History

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The five Diez albums in Berlin are an important source for the study of Ilkhanid, Jalayirid, and Timurid art. The 21 essays of this book contribute to deepening our understanding of the development of Persianate art and its perception in later times.
Categories: History

Muqarnas

Muqarnas

Diez's albums in Istanbul , and a fortuitous byproduct of the restructuring of whole album pages . The albums the conservation project in Berlin was the ...

Author: Gülru Necipoğlu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004103147

Category: Architecture

Page: 117

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Robert B. Mason, 'New Looks at Old Pots: Results of Recent Multidisciplinary Studies of Glazed Ceramics from the Islamic World.' Edward J. Keall, 'Forerunners of Umayyad Art: Sculptural Stone from the Hadramawt.' Avinoam Shalem, 'From Royal Caskets to Relic Containers: Two Ivory Caskets from Burgos and Madrid.' Ethel Sara Wolper, 'The Politics of Patronage: Political Change and the Construction of Dervish Lodges in Sivas.' Robert Ousterhout, 'Ethnic Identity and Cultural Appropriation in Early Ottoman Architecture.' Günkut Akin, 'The Müezzin Mahfili and Pool of the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne.' Derin Terzioğlu, 'The Imperial Circumcision Festival of 1582: An Interpretation.' Serpil Bağci, 'A New Theme of the Shirazi Frontispiece Miniatures: The Divān of Solomon.' David J. Roxburgh, 'Heinrich Friedrich von Diez and His Eponymous Albums: Mss. Diez A. Fols. 70-74.' Lisa Golombek, 'The Gardens of Timur: New Perspectives.' I.I. Notkin, 'Decoding Sixteenth-Century Muqarnas Drawings.'
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The Mongols Middle East

The Mongols  Middle East

70–72, bequeathed to the now Berlin State Library by Freiherr von Diez, Prussian envoy to the Ottomans until 1790.11 In these albums, a number of paintings ...

Author: Bruno De Nicola

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004314726

Category: History

Page: 360

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The Mongols’ Middle East: Continuity and Transformation in Ilkhanid Iran offers a collection of academic articles that investigate different aspects of Mongol rule in 13th- and 14th-century Iran, with a particular focus in the Ilkhanate's interactions with its immediate neighbours in the Middle East.
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New Approaches to Ilkhanid History

New Approaches to Ilkhanid History

“Royal Insignia in the Periods from the Ilkhanids to the Timurids in the Diez Albums.” In The Diez Albums, edited by J. Gonnella et al., pp. 276–291.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004438217

Category: History

Page: 462

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New Approaches to Ilkhanid History examines moves the study of the Ilkhanate beyond the court of the Ilkhan as well as considers new source material.
Categories: History

Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images

Illustrated Poetry and Epic Images

a narrow muzzle very similar to some of the Diez Album horses (cat. no. 2f and figs. 1;, 14, and 18). Two of the seven Diez Album Sbdbmima illustrations ...

Author: Marie Lukens Swietochowski

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780870996931

Category: Art

Page: 148

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Two 14th-century manuscripts are the focus of this catalog, published in conjunction with a Museum exhibit, February-May 1994. Essays and illustrations (93 total, 39 in color) present the Mu'nis al-ahrar an anthology of poetic devices, and the Shahnama, a copy of the Persian national epic in which events are depicted in 41 extant miniatures. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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The Legacy of Genghis Khan

The Legacy of Genghis Khan

Diez was an active collector of works of art, rare books, and coins, who acquired the material for his albums from various sources, among them albums in the ...

Author: Linda Komaroff

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9781588390714

Category: Art

Page: 322

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Komaroff (curator of Islamic Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and Carboni (curator of Islamic Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art) produced this fine catalog to accompany a major show of Ilkhanid (as the Mongol dynasty was called after conversion to Islam) art exhibited at the authors' museums in New York and Los Angeles in 2002-2003. Most of the manuscripts, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, and other finely decorated objects were created in Iran. Many objects are also included from the Yuan Dynasty in China, during which the Mongols ruled. Eight full-length essays are built around the objects of the exhibition and other works, all depicted in color. The essays describe the history, culture, courtly life, artistic exchanges, religious art, arts of the book, and creation of a new visual language. Distributed by Yale U. Press. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Essays in Honor of J M Rogers

Essays in Honor of J M  Rogers

... had at least three distinct iconographic types, all going back to drawings in the Istanbul albums H. 2152 and H. 2153 and to the Diez albums in Berlin.

Author: Gülru Necipoğlu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004139640

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Categories: Social Science

The Album of the World Emperor

The Album of the World Emperor

Cross-Cultural Collecting and the Art of Album-Making in Seventeenth-Century ... In The Diez Albums: Contexts and Contents, edited by Julia Gonella, ...

Author: Emine Fetvacı

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691194257

Category: Art

Page: 296

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The first study of album-making in the Ottoman empire during the seventeenth century, demonstrating the period’s experimentation, eclecticism, and global outlook The Album of the World Emperor examines an extraordinary piece of art: an album of paintings, drawings, calligraphy, and European prints compiled for the Ottoman sultan Ahmed I (r. 1603–17) by his courtier Kalender Paşa (d. 1616). In this detailed study of one of the most important works of seventeenth-century Ottoman art, Emine Fetvacı uses the album to explore questions of style, iconography, foreign inspiration, and the very meaning of the visual arts in the Islamic world. The album’s thirty-two folios feature artworks that range from intricate paper cutouts to the earliest examples of Islamic genre painting, and contents as eclectic as Persian and Persian-influenced calligraphy, studies of men and women of different ethnicities and backgrounds, depictions of popular entertainment and urban life, and European prints depicting Christ on the cross that in turn served as models for apocalyptic Ottoman paintings. Through the album, Fetvacı sheds light on imperial ideals as well as relationships between court life and popular culture, and shows that the boundaries between Ottoman art and the art of Iran and Western Europe were much more porous than has been assumed. Rather than perpetuating the established Ottoman idiom of the sixteenth century, the album shows that this was a time of openness to new models, outside sources, and fresh forms of expression. Beautifully illustrated and featuring all the folios of the original seventy-page album, The Album of the World Emperor revives a neglected yet significant artwork to demonstrate the distinctive aesthetic innovations of the Ottoman court.
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Mughal Occidentalism

Mughal Occidentalism

... 67–75; David J. Roxburgh, The Persian Album, 1400–1600: From Dispersal to ... Topkapi Palace and Diez Albums,” The Diez Albums: Contexts and Contents, ...

Author: Mika Natif

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004374997

Category: History

Page: 332

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In Mughal Occidentalism, Mika Natif elucidates the meaningful and complex ways in which Mughal artists repurposed Christian and Renaissance visual idioms to embody themes from classical Persian literature and represent Mughal policy, ideology and dynastic history from the 1580s-1630s
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Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies

Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies

As in some of the album paintings of the Rashid al-Din manuscript now in Berlin and Istanbul, known as the Diez Albums and the Saray Albums (Fig.

Author: Tomasz Gacek

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443815024

Category: Art

Page: 480

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This is an important book which will greatly aid readers in their knowledge of Central Asia, one of the crucial regions in the contemporary world. It contains papers reflecting the interdisciplinary quality of recent research carried out in many academic institutions dealing with the region. In this volume, which undertakes the supreme challenge of understanding this vast area of Eurasia, acknowledged experts offer their findings on such important topics as history, archaeology, sociology, anthropology, language, literature, religion, philosophy, civil society and human rights, political science, economics and the environment. This collection undoubtedly constitutes a key gateway to study of the region through the advanced, accurate and scholarly information required by contemporary academia.
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Islamic Chinoiserie

Islamic Chinoiserie

I . ps ̧irog ̆lu's publication of an incomplete catalogue of the Diez Albums in 1964, the Albums were remounted and renumbered in a conservation project ...

Author: Kadoi Yuka Kadoi

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474469678

Category: Art

Page: 304

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The Mongol invasion in the thirteenth century marked a new phase in the development of Islamic art. Trans-Eurasian exchanges of goods, people and ideas were encouraged on a large scale under the auspices of the Pax Mongolica. With the fascination of portable objects brought from China and Central Asia, a distinctive, hitherto unknown style - Islamic chinoiserie - was born in the art of Iran.Highly illustrated, Islamic Chinoiserie offers a fascinating glimpse into the artistic interaction between Iran and China under the Mongols. By using rich visual materials from various media of decorative and pictorial arts - textiles, ceramics, metalwork and manuscript painting - the book illustrates the process of adoption and adaptation of Chinese themes in the art of Mongol-ruled Iran in a visually compelling way. The observation of this unique artistic phenomenon serves to promote the understanding of the artistic diversity of Islamic art in the Middle Ages.Key Features*Covers various media of decorative and pictorial arts from Iran, Central Asia and China*Deals with a diverse range of issues related to the East-West artistic relationship in the Middle Ages*Features in-depth studies of style, technique and iconography in Iranian art under the Mongols*Includes 125 illustrations, 24 in colour
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Shahnama Studies III

Shahnama Studies III

Roxburgh, D.J. “Heinrich Friedrich von Diez and his eponymous albums: Mss. Diez ... (H. 2310): A Timurid calligraphy album at the Ottoman court”, Art Turc, ...

Author: Gabrielle R. van den Berg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004356252

Category: Social Science

Page: 452

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Shahnama Studies III offers new insights into the reception of the Shahnama or Book of Kings, composed by the Persian poet Firdausi in the 10th-11th century in eastern Iran.
Categories: Social Science

Lives of the Prophets

Lives of the Prophets

The next example of depicting this episode is a painting in the well-known Diez Albums of the Berlin State Library (Diez A folio 72. p. 16, no.

Author: Mohamad Reza Ghiasian

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004377226

Category: History

Page: 360

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In Lives of the Prophets Mohamad Reza Ghiasian analyses the images of the two extant illustrated copies of Hafiz-i Abru’s Majmaʿ al-tawarikh, which were produced for the Timurid ruler Shahrukh (r. 1405–1447).
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The Cambridge History of Turkey

The Cambridge History of Turkey

Among albums from the later eighteenth century , we might mention , for the ... Possibly from the hands of the artists who painted the Diez Album we possess ...

Author: Kate Fleet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521620953

Category: History

Page: 619

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Volume 3 of The Cambridge History of Turkey covers the period from 1603 to 1839.
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Histories of Ornament

Histories of Ornament

For relevant passages in Mir Sayyid-Ahmad's preface, see Thackston, Album ... the conference “The Diez Albums at the Berlin State Library: Current State of ...

Author: Gülru Necipoğlu

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780691167282

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Wonders of Creation and the Singularities of Painting

Wonders of Creation and the Singularities of Painting

Pasted in the Diez Album, Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, fol. 71, S. 11. facial features and the plaster- bond brickwork, as already discussed above.

Author: Carboni Stefano Carboni

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474465632

Category: Art

Page: 456

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The subject of this book is the so-called London Qazvini, an early 14th-century illustrated Arabic copy of al-Qazvini's The Wonders of Creation and the Oddities of Existing Things, which was acquired by the British Library in 1983 (Or. 14140). As is commonly the case for copies of this text, the London Qazvini is lavishly illustrated, with 368 extant paintings out of the estimated original ca. 520.Its large format, ambitious illustrative cycle and the fine quality of many of the illustrations suggest that the atelier where it was produced must have been well-established and able to attract craftsmen from different parts of the Ilkhanid area. It also suggests that its patron was wealthy and curious about scientific, encyclopedic and cajA 'ib literature, and keen to experiment with the illustration of new texts like this work, which had been composed by the author only two or three decades earlier. The only centre that was capable of gathering such artistic influences ranging from Anatolia to Mesopotamia appears to have been Mosul.The London QazvA nA is an important newly surfaced document for the study of early illustrated Arabic copies of this text, representing the second earliest known surviving manuscript, as well as for the study of Ilkhanid painting. In a single and unique manuscript are gathered earlier Mesopotamian painting traditions, North Jaziran-Seljuq elements, Anatolian inspirations, the latest changes brought about after the advent of the Mongols, and a number of illustrations of extraordinary subjects which escape a proper classification.
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Women and the Making of the Mongol Empire

Women and the Making of the Mongol Empire

An enthronement scene from the Diez Albums, Iran (possibly Tabriz), early fourteenth century. Ink, colors, and gold on paper.

Author: Anne F. Broadbridge

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108592338

Category: History

Page:

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How did women contribute to the rise of the Mongol Empire while Mongol men were conquering Eurasia? This book positions women in their rightful place in the otherwise well-known story of Chinggis Khan (commonly known as Genghis Khan) and his conquests and empire. Examining the best known women of Mongol society, such as Chinggis Khan's mother, Hö'elün, and senior wife, Börte, as well as those who were less famous but equally influential, including his daughters and his conquered wives, we see the systematic and essential participation of women in empire, politics and war. Anne F. Broadbridge also proposes a new vision of Chinggis Khan's well-known atomized army by situating his daughters and their husbands at the heart of his army reforms, looks at women's key roles in Mongol politics and succession, and charts the ways the descendants of Chinggis Khan's daughters dominated the Khanates that emerged after the breakup of the Empire in the 1260s.
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Peerless Images

Peerless Images

THE ISTANBUL ALBUM PICTURES The material now generally referred to as "the ... (or originally from Istanbul, including the "Diez Albums" in Berlin).

Author: Vice-President Eleanor G Sims

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300090383

Category: Art

Page: 349

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This book is the first survey of the figural arts of the Iranian world from prehistoric times to the early twentieth century ever to consider themes, rather than styles. Analyzing primarily painting - in manuscripts and albums, on walls and on lacquered, painted pen boxes and caskets - but also the related arts of sculpture, ceramics, and metalwork, the author finds that the underlying themes depicted on them through the ages are remarkably consistent. Eleanor Sims demonstrates that all these arts display similar concerns: kingship and legitimacy; the righteous exercise of princely power and the defense of national territory; and the performance of rituals and the religious duties called for by the paramount cult of the day. She describes a variety of superb works of art inside and outside these categories, noting not only how they illustrate archetypal themes but also what it is about them that is unique. She also discusses the ways that Iranian art both influenced and was influenced by invaders and neighboring lands. Boris I. Marshak discusses pre-Islamic and also Central Asian art, in particular the earliest Iranian wall paintings and their pictorial parallels in rock carvings and metalwork, and the richly painted temples and houses of Panjikent. Ernst J. Grube considers religious imagery, and provides an informative bibliography.
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Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Islamic Art in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

A similar Chinese original drawing in ink, of two laughing Taoist Immortals with a toad, is to be found in one of the Diez albums belonging to the former ...

Author: Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 9780870991110

Category: Art

Page: 334

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Living Islamic History Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

Living Islamic History  Studies in Honour of Professor Carole Hillenbrand

contemporary with the time of Rashid al-Din are probably those in the Diez Albums in Berlin, which include not only large-scale depictions of the ruler ...

Author: Yasir Suleiman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748642199

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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The publication of this book honours Professor Carole Hillenbrand's outstanding achievements in and service to Islamic and Middle Eastern Scholarship. It gathers original research from a range of leading international scholars from the UK, Europe and the USA whose chapters throw new light on a set of topics in medieval Islamic history, Islamic doctrine and practice, and the interaction between Islam and the modern world. Seeking to present fresh evidence and engaging ways of looking at old and new material, the authors contribute to a richer understanding of the interaction between historical events, social trends, religious practices and lived experiences in medieval Turkey and Central Asia, Iran and the Arabic-speaking lands. The book also discusses how some of the most abiding themes in the Arab-Islamic tradition continue to resonate in the modern world. The book features contributions from: Julia Bray, Edmund Bosworth, Farhad Daftary, Gerhard Endress, Gary Leiser, Remke Kruk, Charles Melville, A. H. Morton, Ian Netton, Andrew Newman, A. Kevin Reinhart and Yasir Suleiman.
Categories: Religion