Necipoglu, Gulru and Karen Leal, editors. Muqarnas Volume XXIX: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2012.
The Aga Khan Program at Harvard University publishes scholarly works on the history of Islamic art and architecture. Established in 1983, Muqarnas: An Annual on the Visual Cultures of the Islamic World, devoted primarily to the history of Islamic art and architecture, is a lively forum for discussion among scholars and students in the West and in the Islamic world. Subjects to be covered in its pages will include the whole sweep of Islamic art and architectural history up to present time, with attention devoted as well to aspects of Islamic culture, history, and learning.
Special subtheme for Muqarnas Volume XXIX: Shared Histories of Islamic and Italian Art
The first four articles in Volume XXIX of Muqarnas all treat the interconnections between the Islamic and Christian worlds, in particular the Italian Peninsula and adjacent lands once belonging to the Eastern Roman Empire, and the effect of these interconnections on the development of visual culture. In doing so, they destabilize traditional disciplinary boundaries that draw a line between Muslim and Christian civilization and between East and West.