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Islamic Architecture

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 27
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 632, Smithsonian Resident Associate Program, Office of Public Affairs, Records
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Records
Records / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0632-refidd1e8805

Folder 23 Design and Color in Islamic Architecture

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 86 of 92
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 290, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Records
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Records
Records / Series 5: NEGATIVE FILES, ALPHABETIC BY EXHIBITION TITLE / Box 86
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0290-refidd1e12296

Folder 4 Design and Color in Islamic Architecture (1970)

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 20 of 92
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 290, Smithsonian Institution, Traveling Exhibition Service, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: DISPERSAL FILES, ALPHABETIC BY EXHIBIT TITLE / Box 20
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0290-refidd1e2988

Folder 22 Islamic Architecture, 1953

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service  Search this
Container:
Box 6 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 316, Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, Records
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Records
Records / Series 1: EXHIBITION FILES, 1950-1965, AND UNDATED. ARRANGED ALPHABETICALLY. / Box 6
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0316-refidd1e1810

DALE, Stephen F.; Ohio State University; AC January 1984 - Field Survey of the Islamic Architecture of Kerala State, South India

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Fellowships and Grants  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-039, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Grants, Grant Review Files
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Grant Review Files
Grant Review Files / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa01-039-refidd1e449

Design Sources: Islamic architecture

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation  Search this
Container:
Box 17 of 59
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-225, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Architectural History and Historic Preservation, Building Files
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Building Files
Building Files / Box 17
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-225-refidd1e11477

Lockwood de Forest travel sketchbook

Creator:
De Forest, Lockwood, 1850-1932  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
between 1880 and 1881
Topic:
Decoration and ornament, Architectural  Search this
Landscapes  Search this
Travel sketches  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14891
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Lockwood de Forest papers, 1858-1980, bulk 1870-1930
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14891

[Mosque.] [ Active no. 2398 : stereo photonegative.]

Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
American Stereoscopic Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (5" x 8".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Local Numbers:
RSN 10571
General:
Company catalog card included.
Currently stored in box 2.1.18 [72].
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 2: American Stereoscpopic Co. glass plates / 2.1: American Stereoscopic Negatives / RSN Numbers 10503-10590
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0143-ref7248

Market Day Outside the Walls of Tangiers, Morocco

Artist:
Louis Comfort Tiffany, born New York City 1848-died New York City 1933  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
32 1/8 x 56 in. (81.6 x 142.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1873
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape\Morocco\Tangier  Search this
Architecture Exterior\detail\wall  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\market  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the American Art Forum
Object number:
1989.56
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2nd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7fee93e6a-bf70-4ad7-b753-92d4b292030f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1989.56

Tile

Medium:
Stone-paste painted under clear glaze
Dimensions:
H x W: 20.7 x 20.8 cm (8 1/8 x 8 3/16 in)
Type:
Architectural Element
Ceramic
Origin:
Sultanabad, Iran
Date:
14th century
Period:
Il-Khanid dynasty
Topic:
Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353)  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Myron Bement Smith collection  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Myron Bement Smith
Accession Number:
F1973.15
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3f5bb6816-142c-4074-98b3-6aa022323260
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1973.15

A descriptive catalogue of the objects exhibited in the National Museum of Arab Art preceded by a historical sketch of the architecture and the industrial arts of the Arabs by Max Herz ; translated by G. Foster Smith

Author:
Egypt Commission for the Preservation of Monuments of Arab Art  Search this
Herz, Max  Search this
Subject:
Cairo (Egypt) National Museum of Arab Art  Search this
Cairo National Museum of Arab Art  Search this
Physical description:
lx, 325 pages, 8 leaves of plates illustrations
Type:
Books
Date:
1907
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Call number:
N3825.A84 1907
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278923

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Topic:
Papyrus
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Anistās Mārī, al-Karmilī, ab, 1866-1947  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich, 1876-1933  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926  Search this
Berchem, Max van, 1863-1921  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Krefter, Friedrich, 1898-1995  Search this
Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Extent:
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Place:
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Persepolis (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Syria
Date:
1903-1947
Summary:
An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Papers (1899--1962) of German born archaeologist Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879--1948), a preeminent scholar of Near Eastern and Iranian studies. The collection measures 150 linear feet (circa 30,000 items) and documents Herzfeld's work as a pioneer in the field and sheds light on his excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo. Formats include correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: Travel journals

Series 2: Sketchbooks

Series 3: Notebooks

Series 4: Photographic files 1-42

Series 5: Drawings and maps

Series 6: Squeezes

Series 7: Samarra Expedition
Biographical / Historical:
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers document the career of Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948), a German architect, archaeologist, and historian of Islamic and Pre-Islamic studies. After training as an architect he studied archaeology under Delitzch from 1903 to 1906 at the excavations at Assur in Mesopotamia. A student of Latin, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew, Herzfeld received a doctorate in Humanistic Studies at universities in Munich and Berlin in 1907. His work with Friedrich Sarre to survey the monuments of the Tigris-Euphrates valleys resulted in landmark studies in architectural history, published in 1911 and 1920.

In 1920 Herzfeld was appointed to the chair of Historical Geography in Berlin and began his excavation at Samarra. Herzfeld's work there led to a six-volume publication. He published widely throughout his life on the sources of Islamic architecture and ornament, including the Royal Palace at Persepolis.

From 1934 until the end of his life Herzfeld spent his time producing many books and articles, lecturing, and working at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1936--1945.) Many of his works continue to be published post-humously.

1879 July 23 -- Born in Celle, Germany.

1897 -- Received diploma from Joachimsthaler Gymnasium, Berlin.

1897-circa 1898 -- Fulfilled military service.

circa 1899 -- Studied architecture at the Technical University and Assyriology, art history, and philosophy at the Friedrich-Wilhems Universität in Berlin.

1903 -- Passed exam in structural engineering.

1903-1905 -- Assistant to Walter Andrae (1875-1956) in Assur.

1905-1906 -- Traveled throughout Iran and Iraq.

1907 -- Excavation in Cilicia. Passed oral exam in February. Awarded doctorate in Humanistic Studies by Friedrich-Wilhems Universtät zu Berlin. After receiving Ph.D. traveled extensively in Syria and Iraq with Friedrich Sarre, director of the Islamic Museum in Berlin.

1910 -- Herzfeld and Sarre jointly publish, Iranische Felsreliefs (Berlin, 1910).

1911-1913 -- Field Director under direction of Sarre during expedition to Samarra.

circa 1914 -- Drafted into service in France and Poland during World War I. Sent to Iraq where he functioned as a surveyor.

1916 -- Father died.

1917 -- Appointed associate professor for Historical Geography and Art History of the Ancient Orient at Berlin. Along with Friedrich Sarre and others, founded the German-Persian Society to increase cultural and economic exchange between Germany and Persia.

1920 -- Appointed world's first full professor of Near Eastern Archeology. Begins excavation at Samarra.

1922 -- Mother died.

1923-1934 -- In Persia, where he completed many excavations and studies.

1928 -- Excavation at Pasargadae.

1931-1934 -- Appointed director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and moved to Persepolis.

1934 -- As grandson of Jews, Nazi legislation expelling state employees of Jewish descent forced Herzfeld to retire as a professor employed by the state. Moved to London.

1936 -- Delivered Lowell Lectures. Moved to Boston. Lectured on Iranian history and appointed a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study.

1944 -- Retired from Princeton University.

1948 January 20 -- Died.
Provenance:
Ernst Herzfeld donated his papers to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1946.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ayyubids  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper Squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-06
Online Media:

N-88: Contains cuneiform inscriptions from Assur; Greek inscriptions from Cilicia; notes on Islamic architecture, including the Mustansiriyya in Baghdad; itinerary Qyzribat-Khaniqin with notes on mosque in Kerkuk; itinerary Hamadan-Enzeli; extract from...

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (67 pages, 15.8 cm. x 19.8 cm.)
1 Item (Notes (2 leaves), 19.9 cm. x 30.5 cm)
1 Item (Notes (1 leaf), 13.3 cm. x 13.6 cm)
1 Item (Notes (1 leaf), 17.7 cm. x 22.1 cm)
1 Item (Notes (3 leaves), 20.4 cm. x 26.4 cm. or smaller)
5 Leaves (loose notes, various dimensions)
Container:
Volume N-88
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Leaves
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Syria
Baghdad (Iraq)
Damascus (Syria)
Scope and Contents:
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-88 reads, "Contains cuneiform inscriptions from Assur; Greek inscriptions from Cilicia; notes on Islamic architecture, including the Mustansiriyya in Baghdad; itinerary Qyzribat-Khaniqin with notes on mosque in Kerkuk; itinerary Hamadan-Enzeli; extract from van Berchem's Journal on the Great Mosque at Damascus; extract from Enno Littmann's article (in Italian) on the inscriptions in Harran and Zebed. With the notebook are a few pages of notes related to the Damascus mosque."
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks; Notes on Various Inscriptions and Architecture; Two itineraries; as well as Transcriptions from Max Van Berchem's Sketchbook on the Great Mosque of Damascus (Syria) and an Article of Enno Littmann on Inscriptions in Zebed (Syria) and Haran (Syria) (N-88)
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Notebooks were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks, 1904-1946, 1957, n.d.) for 131 notebooks, including four ledgers and eight travel journals. Upton has given this notebook an accession number, N-88, related to the series he created for the notebooks, probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, N-88

FSA A.6 03.088
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Inscriptions, Greek  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.6 03.088
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 3: Notebooks
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref8340

Garden Entrance

Designer:
Humphrey Repton, English  Search this
Print Maker:
Joseph Constantine Stadler, German, 1780 - 1822  Search this
Medium:
Aquatint, brush and watercolor on cream wove paper
Object Name:
bound print
Type:
bound print
Made in:
England
Date:
1808
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of the Estate of David Wolfe Bishop
Accession Number:
1956-156-1-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4fd4b360d-ebb5-46f8-b57e-67bc49751904
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1956-156-1-e

Mughal architecture & gardens / text, George Michell ; photographs, Amit Pasricha

Title:
Mughal architecture and gardens
Author:
Michell, George  Search this
Pasricha, Amit  Search this
Physical description:
401 p. : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps, plans (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Gardens, Mogul Empire  Search this
Islamic gardens  Search this
Gardens--Design  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1024492

Lahore : history and architecture of Mughal monuments / Anjum Rehmani

Author:
Raḥmānī, Anjum  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 500 pages : color illustrations, map, plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Pakistan
Lahore
Lahore (Pakistan)
Date:
2015
Topic:
Architecture, Mogul Empire--History  Search this
Islamic architecture--History  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1070015

Mughal architecture : an outline of its history and development, 1526-1858 / Ebba Koch

Author:
Koch, Ebba  Search this
Physical description:
159 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Inde
Indien
Mogulreich
Date:
1991
©1991
Topic:
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Architecture moghole--Histoire  Search this
Architecture islamique--Histoire  Search this
Architektur  Search this
Geschichte  Search this
Malerei  Search this
Bouwkunst  Search this
Mogol-rijk  Search this
Architecture, Mogul  Search this
Architecture moghole  Search this
Architecture islamique  Search this
Call number:
NA1502 .K63
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_465428

Islamic architecture of the Indian Subcontinent / Bianca Maria Alfieri ; photographs by Federico Borromeo

Author:
Alfieri, Bianca Maria  Search this
Borromeo, Federico  Search this
Physical description:
320 p. : col. ill., map ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
South Asia
Date:
2000
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Call number:
NA1501 .A57 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848819

Some aspects of Indo-Islamic architecture / Subhash Parihar

Author:
Parihar, Subhash 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill., map, plans ; 29
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1999
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Call number:
NA1501 .P26
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849922

Inde : des Moghols aux Maharajas / texte et photos Henri Stierlin

Author:
Stierlin, Henri  Search this
Physical description:
198 p. : chiefly ill. (col.) ; 35 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
India
Date:
1985
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Architecture, Mogul Empire  Search this
Call number:
725.17 .S85
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_862035

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