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    Oct 23, 2019  
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ARHI120 PO - Introduction to Islamic Art

When Offered: Each spring.
Instructor(s): P. Blessing
Credit: 1

This course surveys the art and architecture of societies where Muslims were dominant or where they formed significant minorities from the 7th century to the present. It examines the form and function of architecture and works of art as well as the social, historical and cultural contexts, patterns of use, and evolving meanings attributed to art by the users. Themes include the creation of a distinctive visual culture in the emerging Islamic polity; the development of urban institutions; key architectural types such as the mosque, madrasa, caravanserai, dervish lodge and mausoleum; art objects and the arts of the illustrated book; self-representation; cultural interconnections along trade and pilgrimage routes; westernization and modernization in art and architecture. Letter grade only.
Satisfies the following General Education Requirement(s), subject to conditions explained in the Degree Requirements section of this Catalog:
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