ARTH1110 Islamic Art, SP2019

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ARTH1110 Islamic Art, SP2019
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Course Code
Semester / Year
Spring 2019
Course Description

This survey course examines historical developments of arts and architecture in the Islamic world from the seventh to the nineteenth centuries. We will explore the main achievements in such areas as Arabia and Syria, Iran and Central Asia, Egypt, North Africa and Spain, Anatolia, and India, with a focus on architectural design and structure, decoration motifs and their meanings, illustrated books and mural paintings, textiles, ceramics, glass and metalwork, etc. Class discussion topics will include differentiating religious and secular art, figurative and non-figurative imagery, regional styles and cultural traditions.