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Islamic Art and Architecture

For use with "From Agra to Istanbul: Islamic Art in the Early Modern Era" (Halsted)

Beginnings - Reference Sources

Art Encyclopedias

  • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture - over 1,600 up-to-date entries on Islamic art and architecture
  • Humanities Commons (art history section) scholarly open-source materials for the humanities
  • Pelican History of Art series, Lilly Reference Room, N5300.P38  - the standard English-language history of art. Good beginning source, bibliography for more information
  • Encyclopedia of Aesthetics - Scholarly online source for overview of esthetic concepts and histories

Artists' Dictionaries (biographies of Artists)