Islamic Art and Architecture|
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies|
This course is a thematic introduction to the history of Islamic art and architecture from the time of the Prophet Muhammad through its 17th-century culmination in the period of the great Islamic empires of the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. All major genres of Islamic art will be considered including religious and secular architecture, the arts of the book (calligraphy and painting), and decorative arts. Some of the broader issues to be examined include the allegedly anti-iconic nature of Islamic art, relations between Islamic art and preexisting traditions in territories absorbed by Islam (Byzantine, Persian, Central Asian, Indian), and the problem of what makes Islamic art Islamic.
Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
Intercultural literacy: Introduces cultural values and practices of the Islamic world to 1700.
Interpretation: Introduces various methods for historical interpretation of works of art and architecture.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Andrew Rippin, MUSLIMS: THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, ISLAMIC ARTS
Oleg Grabar, THE FORMATION OF ISLAMIC ART
Yasser Tabbaa, THE TRANSFORMATION OF ISLAMIC ART DURING THE SUNNI REVIVAL
Marshall G. S. Hodgson, THE VENTURE OF ISLAM; : CONSCIENCE AND HISTORY IN A WORLD CIVILIZATION. VOL I: THE CLASSICAL AGE OF ISLAM
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two short essays, quiz, mid-term and final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Regular attendance and reading of all assigned materials.
This course counts toward the South Asian Studies Certificate as a historical inquiry course.
|Instructor(s): Wagoner,Phillip B. Times: ...W.F. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: DAC100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: X|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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