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The Resource The Dome of the Rock, Oleg Grabar

The Dome of the Rock, Oleg Grabar

Label
The Dome of the Rock
Title
The Dome of the Rock
Statement of responsibility
Oleg Grabar
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Dome of the Rock, the beautiful Muslim shrine in the walled Old City of Jerusalem, was fully restored to its original state in the last half-century. Thus, this structure, sited on the third holiest spot on earth for Muslims, is at once a product of the seventh century and almost entirely the work of our own times--a paradox in keeping with the complexities and contradictions of history and religion, architecture and ideology that define this site. -- This book tells the story of the Dome of the Rock, from the first fateful decades of its creation--on the esplanade built in the fourth decade B.C.E. for the Second Jewish Temple--to its engulfment in the clashes of the Crusades and the short-lived Christianization of all of Jerusalem, to its modern acquisition of different and potent meanings for Muslim, Christian, and Jewish cultures. -- Oleg Grabar's presentation combines what we know of the building with the views of past observers and with the broader historical, cultural, and aesthetic implications of the monument. Primarily it is as a work of art that the Dome of the Rock stands out from these pages, understood for the quality that allows it to transcend the constrictions of period and perhaps even those of faith and culture. Finally, Grabar grapples with the question this monumental work of art so eloquently poses: whether the pious requirements of a specific community can be reconciled with universal aesthetic values."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grabar, Oleg
Dewey number
726/.209569442
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
NA5978.J5
LC item number
Q334 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Qubbat al-Ṣakhrah (Mosque : Jerusalem)
  • Islamic architecture
  • Jerusalem
Summary URI
http://books.google.com/books?id=OeIOowshe6EC
Label
The Dome of the Rock, Oleg Grabar
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The seventh century : an empty space full of memories -- 700 : a new building, its sources, meanings, impact -- 700 to 1100 : the completion of a sanctuary -- 1100 to 1900 : the sanctuary in a new Muslim order
Control code
000402795
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780674023130
Lccn
2006043560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000402795
  • (OCoLC)67375149
Label
The Dome of the Rock, Oleg Grabar
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The seventh century : an empty space full of memories -- 700 : a new building, its sources, meanings, impact -- 700 to 1100 : the completion of a sanctuary -- 1100 to 1900 : the sanctuary in a new Muslim order
Control code
000402795
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 234 pages
Isbn
9780674023130
Lccn
2006043560
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), color map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000402795
  • (OCoLC)67375149

Library Locations

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