ARTD 7135G Foundations of Islamic Art

30 hours plus conference; 3 credits

Exploration of the foundations of Islamic art beginning with the Middle East in the seventh century, following the spread of these artistic developments through North Africa, Europe, and into Central Asia up to the early Ottoman Empire in the sixteenth century. Study of aniconism and iconoclasm, the presentation and collection of Islamic art in Western museums, and the influence of Islam on the intellectual and cultural life of the West.

Prerequisite: Matriculation for the M.A. in art history or for the M.F.A. in art or permission of the deputy chairperson.


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