Gülru Necipoğlu's The Arts of Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary Interlocking Figures is an award winner for the 26th World Award for Book of the Year of Iran
The Ministry of Culture, Deputy of Cultural Affairs, and The Secretariat of the 26th World Award for Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran are pleased to announce that The Arts of Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary Interlocking Figures (Brill, 2017) by Professor Gülru Necipoğlu of Harvard University, has been selected as one of the best new works in the field of Islamic / Iranian Studies.
On Tuesday February 5, 2019 an Award Ceremony was held in Tehran Iran, in which all the selected distinguished works and their authors were honored. This year, after the primary selection of more than 2,700 books in different fields of Islamic and Iranian Studies, 244 books were assessed, from which 9 books were selected as winners. The evaluated books have been written in English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Georgian, Chinese, Greek, Turkish, Bengali and Finnish languages. The winners are from Germany, Russia, Lebanon, Italy, Ireland, Turkey and the USA.
The “World Book Award of the Year” winners are:
Gülru Necipoğlu. The Arts of Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary Interlocking Figures. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017
Allessandra Lazzari, Masasimo Vidale. Lapis Lazuli Bead Making at Shahr-I Sokhta: Interpreting Craft Production in the Urban Community of the 3rd Millennium BC. Rome: ISMEO (Italian Institute for Middle and Far East), 2017
Alexander Knysh. Sufism: A New History of Islamic Mysticism. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2017
Maurice A. Pomerantz. Licit Magic: The Life and Letters of al-Sahib b. Abbad (d. 385/995). Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017
Moya Carey. Persian Art: Collecting the Arts of Iran for the V&A. London: V&A Publishing (Victoria and Albert Museum), 2018
George Archer. A Place Between Two Places: The Quranic Barzakh. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2017
Hussein Ali Abdulsater. Shi’i Doctrine, Mu’tazili Theology: al-Sharif al-Murtaa and Imami Discourse. Edinburgh University Press, 2017
Yousef Casewit. The Mystics of al-Andalus: Ibn Barrajan and Islamic Thought in the Twelfth Century. Cambridge University Press, 2017
Juliane Müller. Nahrungsmittel in der arabischen Medizin: Das Kitab al-Aiya wa-l-asriba des Naib ad-Din as-Samarqandi. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2017
For more information, see the World Book Award homepage (http://bookaward.ir/Home-En) and the page dedicated to The Arts of Ornamental Geometry: A Persian Compendium on Similar and Complementary Interlocking Figures (http://bookaward.ir/BookDetails-En/3151/26/The-Arts-of-Ornamental-Geometry-A-Persian-Compendium-on-Similar-and-Complementary-Interlocking-Figures). For the event program, visit the Harvard University AKPIA website https://agakhan.fas.harvard.edu/interest).
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