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ARTH 351B Art and Architecture in the Islamic World - ART ARCH ISLAMIC

A thematic study of visual arts, architecture, and objects from the Islamic world.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Co-reqs: (RELG 341)


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ARTH 351B 001Lecture2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

A thematic study of visual art, architecture, and objects (or minor and decorative arts) from the Islamic world. As a field, Islamic art history is almost as old as the discipline of art history itself. At the turn of the previous century, it was born out of a marriage between nineteenth-century formalism and oriental studies. However, it was also the child of European colonialism. The purpose of this course is to introduce art and architecture from the Islamic world without overarching generalizations and narrow particularisms. Therefore, although the course follows a clear chronology, each week's topics are united under a common thematic umbrella that problematizes some of the basic assumptions about art and architecture in the Islamic world.