Articles

Handmade Prayer Carpet Through History

IRCICA, Research Center For Islamic History, Art and Culture published the first Volume of 'Handmade Prayer Carpet Through History' that comprises of 395 pages (221 pages in English and 174 pages in Arabic). The book has been edited by Dr. Nazeih Taleb Maarouf and preface has been written by Halit Eren.

Islamic Geometric Design by Eric Broug

Thames & Hudson published 'Islamic Geometric Design', one of the best study written by artist and teacher Eric Broug. The book represents essential reading for understanding Islamic geometric design.

The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society

Five years in the making, the highly anticipated 256-page volume The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art and Society was published by Rutgers University Institute for Women and Art and distributed by D.A.P./ Distributed Art Publishers in November 2012.

Muscat International Award for Innovation and Creativity in Crafts

ISTANBUL / The Album of the Winning Entries of the Muscat International Award for Innovation and Creativity in Crafts is one of the recent books published by IRCICA. The author of the publication is Dr. Nazeih Taleb Maarouf, Head of the Craft Development Program. The foreword is written by Dr. Halit Eren, the Director General of IRCICA.

Tourism and Handicrafts in the Muslim World

A first unique volume and documentary publication presenting Handicrafts from the Tourism dimension in nearly 50 countries. 1000 pages in English and Arabic with rich presentation of colored photos of innovated pieces of craft products in various fields. It also includes research site studies and statistics on Tourism and Handicrafts with proposed plans for future development. 'Tourism and Handicrafts in the Muslim World' by Nazeih Taleb Maarouf was published in Istanbul by IRCICA, Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture.

The Art of Hajj by Venetia Porter

‘The Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam’ exhibition took place at the British Museum this year. It was curated by Venetia Porter, curator of the Islamic and Contemporary Middle East Department, author of ‘The Art of Hajj’. This is not a collection of academic essays on art, such as those contained in the large exhibition catalogue that was published at the same time. It is a small and beautifully set out book that focuses on key objects in the Hajj exhibition.

Islamic Art & Visual Culture

Islamic Art & Visual Culture - An Anthology of Sources, is a book edited by D. Fairchild Ruggles-Professor of Landscape, Art and Architectural History at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published by Blackwell Publishing in 2011.

‘Cultural Connectives’ by Rana Abou Rjeily

Rana Abou Rjeily designed very attractive and incredibly useful typeface Mirsaal (Arabic and Latin script) and through this beautifully designed script, by comparing it to Latin script, we learn the basics of Arabic: rules of writing, grammar, and pronunciation.