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Aisha’s Cushion

Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674058064

Publication Date: 11/15/2012


432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 halftones


  • Preface on Abbreviations and Conventions
  • Prologue: The Promise of a Meaningful Image
  • 1. Representation, Resemblance, and Religion
  • 2. The Icon and the Idol
  • 3. Iconoclasm, Iconophobia, and Islam
  • 4. Idols, Icons, and Images in Islam
  • 5. Beauty, Goodness, and Wonder
  • 6. Alchemy, Appearance, and Essence
  • 7. Dreams, Visions, and the Imagination
  • 8. Sufism and the Metaphysics of Resemblance
  • 9. Words, Pictures, and Signs
  • 10. Legibility, Iconicity, and Monumental Writing
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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