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Islamic Art

Survey of Islamic and 'Islamicate' art from the earliest 7th-century traditions through Mughal India and beyond in both religious and secular settings. Particular focus on arts of the Mediterranean, the Middle East and South Asia. Monuments to be discussed include mosques in Damascus, Isfahan, Istanbul and India; palaces in Spain, the urbanism of Cairo and Istanbul as well as calligraphy and illustrated manuscripts of Arabic novels and Persian epics. Discussion of the craft media such as pottery and textiles and how they have been received by Europeans. We will also consider depictions of the Middle Eastern world by Orientalist artists as well as the work of contemporary artists who respond to Islamic traditions. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: AIM requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: HP requirement. Meets the Writing in the Discipline requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: AIM, Critical Learning: HP, Critical Perspectives: G, Writing in the Discipline

1 unit — Kolarik

Offerings

Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Fall 2021 Block 1 Islamic Art Ruth Kolarik Packard Hall 21 25 / 7 11/28/2021
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