From the category archives:

2009

An introduction to many of the issues that other speakers plan to develop over the course of the Symposium.

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“Designs Always Polychromed or Gilded”: the Aesthetics of Color in the Alhambra

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Color, Symbolism, and the Mystic Quest: the Spiritual Exegesis of Color in Sufism in the Works of Henry Corbin

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The Role of Economics, Geography and Tradition in the Artist’s Choice of Colors for Manuscript Painting

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Some Observations on Color in Carpets

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Blue Behind Gold: the Inscription of the Dome of the Rock and its Relatives

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“I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues”: Depictions of Majnun in Persian Illustrated Manuscripts

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Why My Name is Red: “Ahmar,” “Surkh” and “Kirmizi” in the History of Islamic Art

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Participants: Drs. Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, Olga Bush, Samir Mahmoud, Cheryl Porter, Jon Thompson, Laurence Nees, Julie Scott Meisami, Marianna Shreve Simpson, and Noha Sadek.

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Colors of Power and Piety in Rasulid Yemen

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“The Battle of Colors”: Colors and Their Meaning in the Search for Political Legitimacy in the Islamic West

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“Threads of Many Colors”: Islam, America, and the Visual Culture of Conquest

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The Hues of Paradise–Examining Color Design Layout in the Persian Garden

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Ceramics In or On the Building? The Relationships of Patrons, Architecture and the Consumer in the Development of Pottery and Tilework

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Participants: Drs. Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, Maribel Fierro, Michael Schreffler, Bernard O’Kane, Manu Sobti, Mohammad Gharipour.

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