Islamic Art and Architecture|
Fall 2014 not offered
|Certificates: Middle Eastern Studies, South Asia 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.
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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)
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.
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