I am looking for sources on material culture and practice of (Islamic) art, or really any type of art. I am proposing to begin a project where I will interview Turkish Muslim artists about the religious significance of their work and the spiritual aspects of the art itself and their practice of it. I need some sources that will help me think through and theorize my topic, such as sources on the relationship of artists to their work, artists' philosophy of their art, etc.. I would be most interested in writings that engage religion to some degree, although would be open to other sources that take a similar approach outside the religious lens. Also, any recommendations about art in modern Turkey would be great as well.
California Lutheran University