This course is for anyone interested in understanding Islamic art and culture, by examining the relationship between Islamic faith and various art forms.
Muslim societies produced art of tremendous vitality and diversity for around 1500 years in the Middle Easr and in other centres from Spain and West Africa to South-East Asia and China. Their artistic production includes architectural monuments such as mosques, palaces, and civic centres to textiles, manuscripts, and portable objects in ceramic, gold, silver, metal alloys, ivory, and rock crystal. This introductory course will explore the main stylistic and iconographic themes in Islamic art and highlight the diversity of its expressions.
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