Welcome to CRCPress.com! We have customized the Taylor & Francis India website to host CRC Press titles. Please choose www.TandFIndia.com to get the following benefits:
South Asia Editions of CRC Press titles with INR prices
Multiple options to purchase locally
All CRC Press products available
Your CRC Press login credentials will work on TandFIndia.com
Garland Science Website Announcement
The Garland Science website is no longer available to access and you have been automatically redirected to CRCPress.com.
All instructor resources (*see Exceptions) are now available on our Instructor Hub. Your GarlandScience.com instructor credentials will not grant access to the Hub, but existing and new users may request access here.
The student resources previously accessed via GarlandScience.com are no longer available to existing or new users.
Dedicated to the topics of eroticism and sexuality in the visual production of the medieval and early modern Muslim world, this volume sheds light on the diverse socio-cultural milieus of erotic images, on the range of motivations that determined their production, and on the responses generated by their circulation. The articles revise what has been accepted as a truism in existing literature-that erotic motifs in the Islamic visual arts should be read metaphorically-offering, as an alternative, rigorous contextual and cultural analyses. Among the subjects discussed are male and female figures as sexualized objects; the spiritual dimensions of eroticism; licit versus illicit sexual practices; and the exotic and erotic ’others’ as a source of sensual delight. As the first systematic study on these themes in the field of Islamic art history, this volume fills a considerable gap and contributes to the lively debates on the nature and function of erotic and sexual images that have featured prominently in broader art-historical discussions in recent decades.
Francesca Leoni is the Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK. Mika Natif is Assistant Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums, USA.
'Francesca Leoni and Mika Natif, curators at the Ashmolean Museum and the Harvard Art Museums respectively, are well placed to bring together this timely new collection, which taken as a whole asserts that the obvious should no longer be wilfully overlooked. The result is an interesting investigation into cultural attitudes to sex.' Art Newspaper
We provide complimentary e-inspection copies of primary textbooks to instructors considering our books for course adoption.