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    Drew University
  Jan 18, 2018
2017-2018 College of Liberal Arts
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ARTH 208 - Islamic Art

4 credits
This course examines the history of ten centuries of Islamic art and architecture both chronologically and thematically. It begins with a study of medieval Islamic art of the Near East and Mediterranean, examining major themes and regional variations. Study will then shift to select monuments of Islamic art from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries. The focus may include architecture and manuscript painting, with some attention also to metalwork, pottery, and textiles. Issues considered may include: Islamic aesthetic attitudes, definitions of Islamic art, adaptations of a late antique artistic vocabulary, cross-cultural influence, architecture and ritual, and ideology and style in manuscript painting. Offered spring semester in even numbered years. CLA-Breadth/Arts, CLA-Breadth/Humanities, CLA-Diversity International

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