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HARC0204

Approaches to Islamic Art

Approaches to Islamic Art
A survey of major expressions of Islamic art from the inception of Islam to the present, from all parts of the Islamic world. This is not a traditional survey; rather, it focuses on key monuments and important examples of portable and decorative arts: mosques, tombs, palaces, manuscript illumination, calligraphy, metalwork, textiles, ceramics, etc. We will consider their meanings and functions in their respective socio-historical contexts, and we will also analyze the impact of patronage and region. We will try to understand what general principles unify the richness and diversity of Islamic art: what is Islamic about Islamic art? Finally, we will address the issue of contemporary Islamic art. (No prerequisites). 3 hrs. lect.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2014

HARC0204A-S14 Lecture (Packert)

Spring 2012

HARC0204A-S12 Lecture (Packert)

Spring 2008

HARC0204A-S08 Lecture (Packert)

Spring 2007

HARC0204A-S07 Lecture

Spring 2006

HARC0204A-S06 Lecture (Packert)

Spring 2004

HARC0204A-S04 Lecture (Packert)
HARC0204B-S04 Lecture (Packert)