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Finbarr Barry Flood

Finbarr Barry Flood is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of the Humanities at the Institute of Fine Arts and Department of Art History, New York University. His research interests include Islamic architectural history and historiography, cross-cultural dimensions of material culture, image theory, and Orientalism. Among his recent publications are a discussion of Islamic figurative art in the International Journal of Middle East Studies (45/3, 2013), an essay on the Danish cartoon controversy in the edited volume Images That Move (Santa Fe, 2013), a short essay on anthropomorphism (Art Bulletin 94/, March 2012) and essay contributions to the exhibition catalog Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012). Recent books include Objects of Translation: Material Culture and Medieval “Hindu-Muslim” Encounter, (2009), awarded the 2011 Ananda K. Coomaraswamy Prize of the Association for Asian Studies for the best English-language book on South Asia, and Globalizing Cultures: Art and Mobility in the Eighteenth Century (Ars Orientalis 39, 2011), co-edited with Nebahat Avcıoğlu. His current book project is provisionally entitled Islam and Image: Polemics, Theology and Modernity.

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