Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 01 July 2019

320 Pages | 74 colour

6.69 x 9.61 inches

ISBN: 9781474437431

Bookseller Code (06)

The Making of the Artist in Late Timurid Painting

Lamia Balafrej

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Studies in Islamic Art

  • The first book-length study of artistic self-reflection in Islamic art
  • Expands artistic self-representation beyond self-portraiture to consider how the artist could be represented through the symbolic possibilities of the medium
  • Explores the relationship between Persian painting, historical modes of visual experience at the majlis and conceptions of authorship in art historiographical writings
  • Examines a series of hitherto unstudied features of Persian painting, including the representation of epigraphic inscriptions and the painter's signature
  • Provides the first complete analysis of one of the most important manuscripts in the history of Persianate book arts, the Cairo Bustan